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Coordinates: 48°53′46″N 2°09′06″E / 48.8961°N 2.1517°E / 48.8961; 2.1517

Commune of Chatou

Chatou map.png
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Chatou
Intercommunality Boucle de la Seine
Mayor Ghislain Fournier
Elevation 22–58 m (72–190 ft)
Land area1 5.08 km2 (1.96 sq mi)
Population2 29,962  (2006)
 - Density 5,898 /km2 (15,280 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78146/ 78400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chatou is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris 14.4 km (8.9 mi). (8.9 miles) from the center.



On 31 May 1875, part of the territory of Chatou was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Le Pecq and a part of the territory of Croissy-sur-Seine to create the commune of Le Vésinet. It boasts many bourgeois mansions of every kind of architecture and owned by private individuals.

Avenue Brimont (Second Empire).GIF Hp-chatou.jpg

It is also the host of the Maison Fournaise, a meeting point for Impressionist painters in the past. It was a place where Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted numerous pieces (portraits of the Fournaise family, surrounding landscapes etc), most notably the Déjeuner des canotiers in 1881. The painting is today part of the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.


Chatou is served by Chatou – Croissy station on Paris RER line A.

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