Louveciennes

Louveciennes

Louveciennes is a village and commune in the Yvelines département, in France, in the western suburbs of Paris, between Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and adjacent to Marly-le-Roi.

Sights

Culture

Louveciennes was frequented by impressionist painters in the 19th century; according to the official site, there are over 120 paintings by Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, and Monet depicting Louveciennes.

The composer Camille Saint-Saëns lived in Louveciennes from 1865 to 1870.

Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, the most famous female painter of the 18th century, died in Louveciennes March 30, 1842.

Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, died in Louveciennes March 19, 1987.

History

Until 1964, Louveciennes belonged to the former Seine-et-Oise département.

NATO had barracks for SHAPE here from 1959–1967, and the American School of Paris was located nearby from 1959 to 1967.

Economy

After SHAPE left France, the French government allocated the property to CII, which soon thereafter became part of CII Honeywell Bull. Groupe Bull still has offices in Louveciennes.

Twin towns

Louveciennes is twinned with:

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