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Sèvres

Sèvres
City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Sèvres
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Boulogne-Billancourt
Intercommunality Val de Seine
Area1 3.91 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 21,555
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92072 / 92310

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sèvres (French pronunciation: ​) is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.9 km (6.2 mi) from the centre of Paris.

The town is known for its famous porcelain production at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres and for being the location of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Main sights 2
  • Institutions 3
  • Twin towns 4
  • Transport 5
  • Sport 6
  • Personalities 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

History

  • May 20, 1875: The Convention du Mètre is signed in Vartan. This convention is an international treaty that established three organizations to oversee the keeping of metric standards.
  • After the First World War, in Sèvres, the peace treaty between the Allied powers and the Ottoman Empire was signed.
  • Protocol of Sèvres

Main sights

Institutions

Twin towns

Sèvres is twinned with:

Transport

Sèvres is served by Sèvres – Rive Gauche station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Sèvres – Ville d'Avray station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

It is also served by Musée de Sèvres station on the Tramway 2 that links Paris - Porte de Versailles and La Défense.

Sport

Sèvres hosts the French Federation of Sport Blowgun (France Sport Blowgun Association), founded in 2004 by Stéphane Jouanneau (Blowgun Long-Distance Vice World Champion)

Personalities

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Sèvres city council website
  • Unofficial website about Sèvres (in French)
  • Another unofficial website about Sèvres (in French)
  • Friends of the ceramics museum website (in French)
Road to Sèvres, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1855-1865.
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