Clamart (French pronunciation: ​[kla.maʁ]) is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.7 km (5.4 mi) from the center of Paris.

Clamart Town Hall
Clamart Town Hall
Coat of arms of Clamart
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Clamart
Clamart is located in France
Paris and inner ring départements
Clamart is located in Île-de-France (region)
Clamart (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°48′05″N 2°15′46″E / 48.8014°N 02.2628°E / 48.8014; 02.2628Coordinates: 48°48′05″N 2°15′46″E / 48.8014°N 02.2628°E / 48.8014; 02.2628
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Didier Berger (LR)
8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
 • Density6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92023 /92140
Elevation64–175 m (210–574 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town is divided into two parts, separated by a forest: bas Clamart, the historical centre, and petit Clamart with urbanization developed in the 1960s replacing pea fields. The canton of Clamart includes only a part of the commune. The other part of the commune belongs to the canton of Le Plessis-Robinson.


Nearest placesEdit


Les Petits Pois (Peas)Edit

The city name is famous in French gastronomy. A specialty with peas as a side-dish, is called "à la Clamart". Close to Paris and its central marketplace (Les Halles), Clamart's peas were the first of the season.

De Gaulle assassination attemptEdit

On 22 August 1962 the French President Charles de Gaulle was the target of an assassination attempt organised by the French Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel, Jean Bastien-Thiry. As de Gaulle's black Citroën DS 19[2] sped through Petit-Clamart it was met by a barrage of submachine-gun fire. De Gaulle and his entourage, which included his wife, survived the attempt without any casualties or serious injuries while the attempt's perpetrators were subsequently all arrested and put on trial. The leader of the assassination attempt, Jean Bastien-Thiry, was executed by firing squad after his 1963 conviction, and was the last person to be executed by firing squad in France.


Clamart is served by Clamart station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line. There are also several bus lines connecting Clamart to neighbouring towns.


Clamart has multiple primary schools, and attendance is determined by one's residence.[3]

Junior high schools:

  • Collège Alain Founier[4]
  • Collège Maison Blanche[5]

Senior high school: Lycée Jacques Monod[6]


International relationsEdit

Clamart is twinned with:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Objective: De Gaulle", TIME, 9 October 1973
  3. ^ "2013-2014 perimetre scolaire Archived 2014-09-04 at the Wayback Machine." Clamart. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Collège Alain Founier." French Ministry of Education. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Home. Collège Maison Blanche. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Home. Lycée Jacques Monod. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  7. ^ Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, New York City: The Bodeley Head, Reprint: London: Penguin Classic, 2001, p. 102
  8. ^

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