Courbevoie is a municipality with 88 530 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the French department of Hauts -de- Seine. It is located in the northwest of the metropolitan area of Paris on the left bank of the Seine. The distance to Paris city center is eight kilometers. The municipal area is 417 ha

The intriguing skyscrapers district of La Defense is located partly on the city of Courbevoie, in part it extends to the neighboring communities of Puteaux and Nanterre. The city is divided into two cantons Courbevoie -Nord -Sud and Courbevoie. Since 1995, Jacques Kossowski is of the UMP mayor of Courbevoie.

While the population growth declined in the 1960s, the number of residents who in 1975 still amounted to 54 488, has increased continuously.

Economy and infrastructure

The headquarters of global corporations Saint- Gobain ( industrial group ), GDF Suez ( utility company ) and Total ( oil company ) are located in Courbevoie. Also, the logistics company GEFCO here has its headquarters

From 1910 to 1950, the body manufacturer Vanvooren in Courbevoie was resident, who produced numerous bodies for chassis from Bugatti, Hispano -Suiza, Rolls -Royce and Bentley in the 1930s. In addition, the carmaker Bucciali entertained his workshop here.


Sons and daughters

  • Letocart Henri (1866-1945), organist and composer
  • Louis -Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), writer
  • Jacques Henri Lartigue - (1894-1986), photographer and painter
  • Arletty (1898-1992), actress
  • Lucien Choury (1898-1987), French racing cyclist and Olympic champion
  • Georges Limbour (1900-1970), writer
  • André Glory (1906-1966), abbot and archaeologist
  • Maurice Labro (1910-1987), Director
  • Louis de Funès (1914-1983), actor
  • Michel Rocard ( born 1930 ), socialist politician and Prime Minister from 1988 to 1993
  • Lagaillarde Pierre ( born 1931 ), nationalist politician and co-founder of the OAS
  • Marc Blondel ( born 1938 ), trade unionists
  • Michel Delpech ( born 1946 ), singer
  • Michel Blanc ( born 1952 ), actor and director
  • Olivier Jarde (* 1953), politician ( UDF Nouveau center)
  • Philippe Candeloro (born 1972 ), figure skater
  • Stanick Jeannette ( born 1977 ), figure skater
  • Guillaume Lacour ( b. 1980 ), football player

Died in Courbevoie

  • Jean -Nicolas Corvisart (1755-1821), personal physician to Napoleon
  • Jean -Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875), sculptor
  • Louis -Alexandre Merante (1828-1887), dancer and choreographer
  • Edmond Louis Romain Séchan (1919-2002), cinematographer and director


Courbevoie maintains since 1994 a partnership with the London Borough of Enfield since 1961 and a partnership with the German town of Freudenstadt in Baden- Württemberg.