Suresnes is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.3 km. (5.8 miles) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. The nearest communes are Neuilly-sur-Seine, Puteaux, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud and Boulogne-Billancourt. It is also on a tram line giving access to La Defense and its rail services.
Fort Mont-Valérien (Mémorial de la France Combattante) is situated in this commune.
Suresnes is served by Suresnes – Mont-Valérien station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail lines.
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.
Mont Valérien has a beautiful view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
the Spanish Socialist Workers Party
held its 26th Congress in Suresnes (it was illegal in Spain under Franco
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 hadn't fought the Spanish Civil War
Suresnes was the birthplace of:
- Leos Carax (born 1960), French film director.
- Yves Mourousi (1942-1998), French television and radio news presenter.
- Elsa Kikoïne (born March 2, 1977), French actress.
- Julie Gayet (born June 3, 1972), French actress.
- Élisabeth Étienne (born June 6, 1967), French actress.
- Michaël Youn (born Michaël Benayoun on December 2, 1973), French humorist and actor, has been a tv presenter.
- François Eudes, (born December 2, 1974), composer sound department member in movies.
- Habib Beye (born October 19, 1977) Senegalese footballer who plays for Newcastle United
- Bruno Cheyrou (born May 5, 1978), French footballer
- Benoît Cheyrou, brother of the former, French footballer
- Quentin Westberg, (born April 25, 1986), American footballer who plays for Troyes AC
- Irène Jacob (born July 15, 1966], Swiss actress
Suresnes is twinned with: