Boulogne- Billancourt [ bulɔɲ bijɑku ː ʀ ] is a commune with 116 220 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) southwest of Paris and the main town (French: Sous- Préfecture ) of the arrondissement of Boulogne- Billancourt in the département of Hauts -de -Seine in the region Ile- de -France.


Boulogne- Billancourt is directly adjacent to the east lies the 16th arrondissement of the capital and is connected by numerous transport links with Paris. Because of the virtually uninterrupted development of the city boundary Boulogne- Billancourt is also referred to as the 21st arrondissement of Paris. North of the town is the famous Bois de Boulogne.


Boulogne in 1860 was united with the town of Billancourt. There, end of the century was the first car of Renault. Even today, the company has its headquarters there, as well as the electronics group Thomson and the company Vallourec. The city's name was changed in 1924 from Boulogne -sur -Seine in the present form Boulogne -Billancourt.


The population was 112,000 in 2008 well over an area of ​​6.17 km ², with Boulogne- Billancourt not the church is with the greatest population density in the Paris metropolitan area.


Boulogne- Billancourt is a major business in the Paris region, where many companies have their headquarters:

  • Boursorama S. A.
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Bouygues Immobilier
  • Carrefour
  • Cegedim
  • La Française des jeux
  • Henkel France


The city is served by two lines of the Paris Métro, from line 9 ( stations Marcel Sembat, Billancourt and Pont de Sevres ) and line 10 ( stations Boulogne - Pont de Saint -Cloud and Boulogne - Jean Jaurès ). In addition, the city is the city of Paris and the surrounding area connected by bus lines 20 of the state transport company RATP with the.

To the north, between the building and the Bois de Boulogne, runs leading to Normandy Autoroute A13, which branches off here from the innermost Parisian beltway.

About three million tons of goods are handled yearly at the docks of Boulogne.

Culture and sights

  • The Musée Albert -Kahn departmental houses the collections of Albert Kahn, under the title Les Archives de la Planète 72,000 gathered 1909-1931 car chrome, 4,000 black and white photos and several hundred hours of film included. The museum is located in the also of Albert Kahn end of the 1894-1910 landscaped garden, which reflects the garden culture of various countries in their individual areas.
  • Other museums include the Museum - Jardin Paul Landowski, where works by the sculptor are exhibited, the Musée des Années Trente ( MA30, Museum of the Thirties ), Musée Paul- Belmondo, where works by the artist - the father of Jean -Paul Belmondo - issued are, and, finally, the Musée Renault, which is of course the car, but especially the Renault company dedicated.


The Boulogne- Billancourt Half Marathon will be held in November 1997 and is now one of the most popular races over this distance in France.


  • Belgium Anderlecht (Belgium ), since 1955
  • Germany Neukölln district of Berlin ( Germany ), since 1955
  • United Kingdom Hammersmith and Fulham, ( UK), since 1955
  • Netherlands Zaanstad (Netherlands), since 1955
  • Italy Marino ( Italy), since 1968
  • Serbia Pančevo (Serbia ), since 1968
  • Israel Ra'anana (Israel ), since 1968
  • United States Irving, Texas ( USA), since 1993
  • Tunisia Sousse ( Tunisia), since 1993
  • People's Republic of China Guang'an ( PRC ), since 2007


Sons and daughters of the town

The city is the birthplace of

  • Paul Belmondo, race car driver and team owner
  • Nicolas Berggruen, Investor
  • Stéphane Bernadis, figure skaters
  • Pierre de Bethmann, jazz pianist
  • Vincent Bolloré, businessman, industrialist and corporate raider
  • Émile Bongiorni, football player
  • Booba, rapper
  • Eugenio Bruni, cyclist
  • Michèle Buirette, Musician
  • Daniel Buren, painter and sculptor
  • Guillaume Canet, actor, director and screenwriter
  • Pascal Clément, politicians
  • Nina Companeez, screenwriter and director
  • Édith Cresson, politician
  • Jean -Marc Fontaine, mathematician
  • Diana Frank, German - French actress
  • Laurent Garnier, musician, DJ and techno pioneer
  • Anna Gavalda, writer and journalist
  • Louis Gérardin, cyclists
  • Hippolyte Girardot, Actor
  • André Glucksmann, philosopher
  • Raphaël Haroche, singer
  • Olivier Hutman, jazz pianist
  • Henri Kagan, chemists
  • Sandrine Kiberlain, Actress
  • Marc Levy, writer
  • Thierry Lhermitte, actor
  • Christian Manen, composer and music educator
  • Paul -André Meyer, mathematician
  • Jean -Christophe Mitterrand, son of former French president François Mitterrand
  • Ariane Mnouchkine, director
  • Patrick Modiano, writer
  • Nessbeal, rapper
  • Bulle Ogier, actress
  • Edmond Pagès, cyclist
  • Claude Pinoteau, film director and screenwriter
  • Jérôme Pradon, actor and singer
  • Louis Renault, engineering
  • Cécilia Sarkozy, model and former wife of Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Théophile Tellier, colonial administrator
  • Marie Trintignant, actress
  • Gaspard Ulliel, actor
  • Marina de Van, director, screenwriter and actress
  • Michael Vartan, actor
  • Zazie, singer

Connected to the city

Dead are here Eddie Barclay, Étienne Decroux, who also for many years operating here his mime school, Jacques Deray, Edwige Feuillère, Juan Gris, Claude Jade, Albert Kahn, Paul Landowski, Mathieu Montcourt, Emmanuel Roblès, Henri Etienne Sainte -Claire Deville and François Villiers.

The losing in the state presidential election of 2007 Socialist politician Ségolène Royal lives in Boulogne -Billancourt.