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Maison des Gardes, part of the Guise Castle
Maison des Gardes, part of the Guise Castle
Coat of arms of Arcueil
Coat of arms
Location of Arcueil
Arcueil is located in France
Arcueil is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°48?27?N 2°20?10?E / 48.8075°N 2.3361°E / 48.8075; 2.3361Coordinates: 48°48?27?N 2°20?10?E / 48.8075°N 2.3361°E / 48.8075; 2.3361
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 o Mayor (2016-2020) Christian Métairie
2.33 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
 o Density9,200/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94003 /94110
Elevation42-105 m (138-344 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Arcueil (French: [a?koej] ) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.3 km (3.3 mi) from the center of Paris.


Map of Arcueil
the 3rd Arcueil aqueduct, completed in 1900, and still supplying 145 000 m3 a day to Paris.

The name Arcueil was recorded for the first time in 1119 as Arcoloï, and later in the 12th century as Arcoïalum, meaning "place of the arches" (Latin radical arcus, "arch", and Celtic suffix -ialo, "clearing, glade", "place of"), in reference to the Roman aqueduct carrying water to the Roman city of Lutetia (modern Paris). Still standing, the arches of the Roman aqueduct are still visible since the Middle Ages, crossing the Bièvre River valley near Arcueil.


C.W. Eckersberg painting from 1812.

Between 1613 and 1624 a bridge-aqueduct over 1300 ft. long was constructed to convey water from the spring of Rungis, south of Arcueil, across the Bièvre river to the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. Between 1868 and 1872 another aqueduct, still longer, was superimposed above that of the 17th century, forming part of the system conveying water from the river Vanne to Paris.[2]

The commune of Arcueil was officially renamed Arcueil-Cachan in 1894, after the hamlet of Cachan located within the commune. On 26 December 1922, Cachan seceded from the commune of Arcueil-Cachan and became a commune in its own right. The reduced commune of Arcueil-Cachan was renamed simply Arcueil.

Tomb of Erik Satie


Orange France, formerly France Télécom S.A., has its headquarters in Arcueil.[3]


Arcueil is served by two stations on Paris RER line B: Laplace and Arcueil - Cachan.


Primary schools:[4]

  • Five preschools: Henri Barbusse, Danielle Casanova, Jules Ferry, Olympe de Gouges, and Pauline Kergomard
  • Five elementary schools: Henri Barbusse, Jules Ferry, Olympe de Gouges, Aimé Césaire, and Jean Macé

There is one junior high school, Collège Dulcie September.[5]

Residents are served by the Lycée intercommunal Darius-Milhaud in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre.[6]



See also


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Arcueil". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 447-448.
  3. ^ "Orange France." Businessweek. Retrieved on 6 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Les écoles à Arcueil." Arcueil. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Home. Collège Dulcie September. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Les lycéens du boycottent les cours Kremlin-Bicêtre" (Archive). Le Parisien. 24 September 2004. "Pour les soutenir dans leur nouveau combat, les élus en charge de la jeunesse des quatre villes dont dépend le lycée - Gentilly, Villejuif, Arcueil et Le Kremlin-Bicêtre - avaient fait le déplacement."
  7. ^ Arcueil, rue d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. Arcueil: Centre Culturel Communal Erik Satie, 2006 ISBN 2-9526850-0-2
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-16. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Erik Satie's daily routine
  10. ^ Robert Orledge, Satie the Composer, Cambridge University Press 1990 p.6
  11. ^ Cape of Good Hope Gateway article

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