Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine

Clichy, also called Clichy- la- Garenne is a commune with 59 458 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Hauts -de -Seine in the Ile- de -France region. It belongs to Arrondissement Nanterre and is the capital of the canton of Clichy.

The city is not to be confused with the eastern Paris suburb of Clichy- sous -Bois.


The suburb is bordered on the southwest by Levallois -Perret, in the southeast of Paris, in the northeast of Saint- Ouen and to the northwest by the River Seine. About the Pont de Clichy is connected to Asnières- sur -Seine.


Clichy was the residence of the Merovingian and a Good King Dagobert I of the franc, the Latin name was Clippiacum. The area around Clichy was used as a royal hunting ground. In the Middle Ages, the commune of Clichy extended up to the former city wall of Paris ( at the Porte Saint- Honoré in the Louvre) and included Monceau, Courcelles, Les Ternes, Levallois, Le Roule and the city of L' Eveque. 1788 lost Clichy then by order of King Louis XVI. one-third of its territory, as he had to create a new outer ring for Paris. At the new border with Clichy today's Place de Clichy was born.


In Clichy are the headquarters of the cosmetics company L' Oréal and the BIC Group.


  • Germany Heidenheim in Baden -Württemberg since 1959
  • Austria Sankt Pölten in Lower Austria, since 1969
  • Portugal Santo Tirso in Northern Portugal, since 1991
  • Rubí Spain in Catalonia, since 2005
  • England Southwark in Greater London, since 2005


Sons and daughters

  • Louise Joséphine Wéber (1866-1929), " La Goulue " at the Moulin Rouge dancer
  • Lucien Louvet (1876-1943), cyclist
  • Jacques Mesrine (1936-1979), Criminal
  • Marina Vlady ( born 1938 ), actress
  • Frédéric Chichin (1954-2007), a rock musician and singer-songwriter
  • Mauffroy Olivier (1957-2013), editor
  • Féfé (born 1976 ), rapper and singer

Connected to Clichy

  • Rutebeuf, poet of the 12th century
  • Vincent de Paul was a clergyman in Clichy 1612-1625.
  • Theophil von Hompesch, German - Belgian businessman, died in 1853 at the debtors' prison at Clichy
  • Gustave Eiffel, lived in Clichy from 1863.
  • Léo Delibes, composer
  • Claude Debussy, composer
  • Georges Bizet, composer
  • Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec, painter
  • Henri Desire Landru, Criminal
  • Henry Miller, writer immortalized the place in his text Quiet Days in Clichy.
  • Louis -Ferdinand Céline, writer, lived from 1927 to 1929 in Clichy.
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992), composer, composition teacher and organist, died in Clichy
  • Pierre Bérégovoy, French Finance Minister
  • Jacques Delors, French Finance Minister 1983-1984


Passage Berthier

The train station of Clichy