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Night view on Levallois-Perret from the Levallois bridge.

Coordinates: 48°53′40″N 2°17′18″E / 48.89444°N 2.28833°E / 48.89444; 2.28833

Commune of Levallois-Perret

Levallois-Perret map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates 48°53′40″N 2°17′18″E / 48.89444°N 2.28833°E / 48.89444; 2.28833
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton 2 cantons
Mayor Patrick Balkany
Elevation 23–34 m (75–110 ft)
Land area1 2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Population2 62,800  (2005 [1])
 - Density 26,058 /km2 (67,490 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92044/ 92300
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.

Levallois-Perret is a commune in the north-western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.4 km (4.0 mi) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.



The name Levallois-Perret comes from two housing developments, Champerret (started by landowner Jean-Jacques Perret in 1822) and Village Levallois (founded by developer Nicolas-Eugène Levallois in 1845), and which resulted in the incorporation of the commune (see history section below).


On the territory of what is now Levallois-Perret there existed before the French Revolution the village of Villiers and the hamlet of Courcelles (or La Planchette), which gave their names to two Paris Métro stations. At the time of the creation of French communes during the French Revolution, these were part of the commune of Clichy, while the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine extended over what is now the south-western part of Levallois-Perret.

Landowner Jean-Jacques Perret started some housing developments in 1822 in the northeast of the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine, in a place soon called Champerret ("champ perret" meaning "field of Perret"), which gave its name to one station of the Paris Métro. Later in 1845 Nicolas-Eugène Levallois started some housing developments for landowner André Noël on his land near La Planchette (in the commune of Clichy). The land developed by Nicolas-Eugène Levallois soon became known as the Village Levallois.

In the 1860s the Village Levallois and Champerret had grown to the point of forming a single built-up area. Several demands were made to the authorities for the incorporation of the area as a commune.

Typical street in Levallois.

On 30 June 1866 the commune of Levallois-Perret was eventually created by detaching that part of the territory of Clichy where the Village Levallois stood and merging it with that part of the territory of Neuilly-sur-Seine where stood Champerret.

Levallois-Perret became an important center of the early French automotive industry with the establishment of companies such as Clément-Bayard, Delage and the coachbuilder Chapron. Citroën purchased the Clément-Bayard factory and the famous Citroën 2CV was produced in Levallois for nearly forty years. Levallois-Perret was also an important centre of cosmetics industry in the early 20th century. It is also home to the large European commercial real estate company Atisreal.

The northern part of the famous Ile de la Jatte in the river Seine where French impressionist painters created many of their masterpieces, is part of the commune of Levallois-Perret.



Place of birth of residents of Levallois-Perret in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
82.5% 17.5%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
0.9% 3.5% 4.4% 8.7%
¹This group is made up largely of pieds-noirs from Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
² An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Twin towns

Nearest municipalities


Levallois-Perret is divided into two cantons:

  • Levallois-Perret-Nord (North), includes a part of Levallois-Perret and Clichy (pop: 40,400)
  • Levallois-Perret-Sud (South), a part of Levallois-Perret (pop: 36,532)


Alstom and Carrefour have their headquarters in Levallois-Perret.[2][3] EVA Air has its Paris office in Levallois-Perret.[4]. According to le journal du net, the debt per inhabitant of Levallois is 9030 euros, the french record.[5]


Levallois-Perret is served by three stations on Paris Métro Line 3: Louise Michel, Anatole France, and Pont de Levallois – Bécon.

It is also served by Clichy – Levallois station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

The municipality of Levallois-Perret operates two free bus lines circulating the town.


The municipality's Coat of Arms

Levallois-Perret's Coat of Arms
The modern logo

The traditional coat of arms for the municipality puts emphasis on the importance of industry in the its history. The center of the arms consists of a shield with red background; a yellow gearwheel in the bottom left and a yellow perfume diffuser in the top right represent the mechanical and perfume industries.

Three red bees, are depicted on a silver bend from the top left to bottom right of the shield, these are another symbol of work in the city, beekeeping taking place at the île de la Jatte. The coat of arms also has a wreath at the bottom around the shield and three castles topping the shield; both in yellow. VILLE DE / LEVALLOIS - PERRET, is inscribed in black letters above the coat of arms.

A cartoon-style bee is used in the modern emblem of the municipality.


Levallois-Perret was the birthplace of:

See also


  1. ^ 2005 estimate, 54,700 at the 1999 census
  2. ^ "Want to contact us?." Alstom. Retrieved on 24 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Legal infos." Carrefour. Retrieved on 24 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Service Center." EVA Air. Retrieved on 7 February 2009.
  5. ^ "[1]"

External links

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

LEVALLOIS - PERRET, a north-western suburb of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, 22 m. from the centre of the city. Pop. (1906) 61,419. It carries on the manufacture of motor-cars and accessories, carriages, groceries, liqueurs, perfumery, soap, &c., and has a port on the Seine.

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