Charenton-le-Pont is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.2 km (3.9 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.

Arthur Dussault square inCharenton-le-pont
Arthur Dussault square inCharenton-le-pont
Coat of arms of Charenton-le-Pont
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Charenton-le-Pont
Charenton-le-Pont is located in France
Paris and inner ring departments
Charenton-le-Pont is located in Île-de-France (region)
Charenton-le-Pont (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°49′35″N 2°24′18″E / 48.8265°N 2.405°E / 48.8265; 2.405Coordinates: 48°49′35″N 2°24′18″E / 48.8265°N 2.405°E / 48.8265; 2.405
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2016-2017) Hervé Gicquel
1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
 • Density16,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94018 /94220
Elevation28–57 m (92–187 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Public park in Charenton-le-Pont, nearby Charenton-Ecoles metro station

The Charenton Psychiatric Hospital is located in the neighbouring commune Charenton-Saint-Maurice, which changed its name in 1842 to Saint Maurice.


A Bronze Age hoard of weapons was found in the river Seine at Charenton in the late nineteenth century. Comprising swords, axes, spear heads and other miscellaneous objects, it is now in the British Museum.[2]

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, half of the commune of Bercy was annexed to the city of the Paris, and the remaining half was annexed to Charenton-le-Pont.

In 1929, the commune of Charenton-le-Pont lost about a third of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a small part of which belonged to Charenton-le-Pont.


Charenton-le-Pont is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 8: Liberté and Charenton — Écoles.


As of 2015 the commune has 14 public and private schools.[3]

  • Public preschools (écoles maternelles): 4 vents, Cerisae, Champ des Alouettes, Conflans, Port au Lions, and Valmy
  • Public elementary schools: Briand A, Briand B, Desnos, Pasteur, and Valmy
  • Collège la Cerisaie (junior high school)
  • Lycée Robert Schuman (public senior high school/sixth-form college)
  • Notre dame des Missions (private school, elementary through senior high school/sixth form college)

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Charenton-le-Pont is twinned with:


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ British Museum Collection
  3. ^ "Les établissements scolaires de Charenton." Charenton. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  5. ^ "Trowbridge - Market town twins with Arab city". BBC News. BBC News Channel. 2006-10-03. Archived from the original on 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2013-08-01.

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