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Coat of arms of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Nogent-sur-Marne
Canton Saint-Maur-des-Fossés-1 , Saint-Maur-des-Fossés-2
Community association Métropole du Grand Paris and
Paris Est Marne et Bois
Coordinates 48 ° 48 '  N , 2 ° 30'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 48 '  N , 2 ° 30'  E
height 32-53 m
surface 11.25 km 2
Residents 74,859 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 6,654 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 94100, 94210
INSEE code

Saint-Nicolas church

Saint-Maur-des-Fossés is a French town in the Val-de-Marne department of the Île-de-France region with 74,859 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017). The inhabitants are called Saint-Mauriens .


Saint-Maur-des-Fossés is located southeast of Paris on the Marne and is almost completely enclosed by a loop of this river.

The city is divided into eight districts:

  • le Vieux Saint-Maur
  • Saint-Maur - Creteil
  • le Parc Saint-Maur
  • Adamville
  • Mushroom
  • La Varenne Saint-Hilaire
  • Les Mûriers
  • La Pie
The eight districts of Saint-Maur


Document from King Henry I dated July 12, 1058 (?) For the Saint-Maur-des-Fossés monastery. Paris, Archives Nationales, No. 101

Saint-Maur was founded around a monastery founded in 639, which was initially called Saint-Pierre du Fossé . In 868 the abbey received relics of Saint Maurus . An alleged miracle in the 12th century and an ensuing pilgrimage prompted the monks to give the monastery the name the city still bears today.


See: List of Monuments historiques in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés


Saint-Maur is connected to the local transport network in the greater Paris area through the following stations on the RER A line :

  • Saint-Maur Creteil
  • Le parc de Saint-Maur
  • Champigny
  • La Varenne Chennevières


Established businesses

There are a few smaller businesses in Saint-Maur, especially in the south of the city. The main companies that have settled in Saint-Maur are: RATP (transport), Essilor (optics) and Septodont (dental product innovation).

Financial situation

Saint-Maur is one of the most indebted cities in France. In 2010 the debt amounted to approx. 248.25 million euros. 89% of these consist of structured bonds. The loans taken out result in high interest rates that the city has to pay.

Twin cities

Saint-Maur-des-Fossés town hall

Saint-Maur-des-Fossés is the French twin town of:


The main sports clubs in Saint-Maur are:

There are many other clubs in Saint-Maur, especially in the field of martial arts . There are also numerous offers in the areas of gymnastics , swimming , equestrian sports , etc. In addition, Saint-Maur has a skate park.



  • Le Patrimoine des Communes du Val-de-Marne . 2nd Edition. Flohic Editions, Charenton-le-Pont 1994, ISBN 2-908958-94-5 .

Web links

Commons : Saint-Maur-des-Fossés  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. City website - Découvrez Saint-Maur , accessed on June 9, 2020