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Coordinates: 48°52′N2°13′E / 48.87°N 2.22°E / 48.87; 2.22 Coordinates: 48°52′N2°13′E / 48.87°N 2.22°E / 48.87; 2.22
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Nanterre-2
Intercommunality Grand Paris
  Mayor (20202026) Guillaume Boudy [1] (LR)
3.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019) [2]
  Density13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92073 /92150
Elevation26–162 m (85–531 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Suresnes (French pronunciation:  [syʁɛn] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, Île-de-France. Located in Hauts-de-Seine, 9.3 km (5.8 mi) from the centre of Paris, it had a population of 49,145 as of 2016. The nearest communes are Nanterre, Puteaux, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud and Boulogne-Billancourt. It is served by two stops on Île-de-France tramway Line 2 and Suresnes–Mont-Valérien station on the Transilien network, both giving access to La Défense and its RER A and Paris Métro Line 1 services. Suresnes's landmarks include the Mémorial de la France combattante and Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial below Fort Mont-Valérien, as well as Foch Hospital in the town centre.



Fort Mont-Valérien (along with its Mémorial de la France combattante) is situated in the commune, as is Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial. Suresnes has an elegant view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, as does neighbouring Saint-Cloud.

Robert Ormond Maugham, the father of W. Somerset Maugham, built a “country house” in Suresnes around 1883. The house, which still exists at 5 Rue Worth, was described by R.O. Maugham’s grandson, Robin Maugham, as being, “very odd indeed – half Swiss chalet and half Japanese, with a projecting roof, stucco walls, and wooden supports for the little balconies.” [3]

In 1974 the Spanish Socialist Workers Party held its 26th Congress in Suresnes (it was illegal in Spain under Franco). Felipe González was elected Secretary General, replacing Rodolfo Llopis Ferrándiz. González was from the "reform" wing of the party, and his victory signaled a defeat for the historic and veteran wing of the Party. The direction of the party shifted from the exiles to the young people in Spain who had not fought in the Spanish Civil War.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,470    
1800 1,385−0.85%
1806 1,427+0.50%
1821 1,322−0.51%
1831 1,441+0.87%
1836 1,765+4.14%
1841 1,953+2.04%
1846 2,159+2.03%
1851 2,032−1.21%
1856 3,216+9.62%
1861 4,546+7.17%
1866 4,515−0.14%
1872 6,477+6.20%
1876 6,149−1.29%
1881 7,011+2.66%
1886 7,683+1.85%
1891 8,404+1.81%
1896 9,057+1.51%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 11,225+4.39%
1906 13,660+4.00%
1911 16,248+3.53%
1921 19,117+1.64%
1926 22,209+3.04%
1931 27,065+4.03%
1936 32,018+3.42%
1946 32,182+0.05%
1954 37,149+1.81%
1962 39,100+0.64%
1968 40,616+0.64%
1975 37,537−1.12%
1982 35,187−0.92%
1990 35,998+0.29%
1999 39,706+1.10%
2007 44,738+1.50%
2012 47,263+1.10%
2017 48,264+0.42%
Source: EHESS [4] and INSEE (1968-2017) [5]


Suresnes is served by Suresnes–Mont-Valérien station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail lines. It is also served by Île-de-France tramway Line 2, which stops twice in the commune, at Belvédère and Suresnes Longchamp.

The Pont de Suresnes carries the Allée de Longchamp, one of the main traffic arteries, from the Bois de Boulogne over the Seine into the western suburbs of Paris.

People from Suresnes

See: Category:People from Suresnes

The following people have been associated with Suresnes:


Technician degrees are available at the Lycée Paul-Langevin. Suresnes also hosts the headquarters of the Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche pour l'éducation des jeunes handicapés et les enseignements adaptés (INS HEA), a public college in the fields of disability. A campus of Skema Business School is located in the city.

Twin towns – sister cities

Suresnes is twinned with: [11]

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