Louveciennes (French pronunciation: [luv(ə)sjɛn] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, between Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and adjacent to Marly-le-Roi.

First snow in Louveciennes by Alfred Sisley, 1870
First snow in Louveciennes by Alfred Sisley, 1870
Coat of arms of Louveciennes
Location of Louveciennes
Louveciennes is located in France
Louveciennes is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°51′39″N 2°07′02″E / 48.8608°N 2.1172°E / 48.8608; 2.1172Coordinates: 48°51′39″N 2°07′02″E / 48.8608°N 2.1172°E / 48.8608; 2.1172
CantonLe Chesnay
IntercommunalityCA Saint Germain Boucles Seine
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pierre François Viard
5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78350 /78430
Elevation80–180 m (260–590 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.



Louveciennes was frequented by impressionist painters in the 19th century; according to the official site, there are over 120 paintings by Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, and Monet depicting Louveciennes.

The composer Camille Saint-Saëns lived in Louveciennes from 1865 to 1870.

Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, the most famous female painter of the 18th century, died in Louveciennes on 30 March 1842.

Anaïs Nin was a popular Cuban novelist born in Neuilly, an area in Paris and lived in Louveciennes from 1930 to 1936 at 2 bis, rue Montbuisson. The start of her career as an author started in this town.[2]

Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, died in Louveciennes 19 March 1987.[3]

Orchestra conductor Charles Munch resided in Louveciennes at Place Emile Dreux, in the village of Voisins during the last decade of his life (1958–68). A plaque to that effect has been placed on the residence.


Until 1964, Louveciennes belonged to the former Seine-et-Oise département.

NATO had barracks for SHAPE here from 1959–1967, and the American School of Paris was located nearby from 1959 to 1967.


Louveciennes is accessible by two Paris metro lines: LINE 17 Saint Nom la Bretèche - Le Chesnay - Versailles Rive Droite and LINE 17S: Maule - Le Chesnay - Versailles Rive Droite. Two bus routes to and from Paris which operate a night service are easily accessible. Lines 55-1 and LINE 55 -2 are used to go to Le Celle Saint Cloud, Bougival, and other western suburbs of Paris.


After SHAPE left France, the French government allocated the property to CII, which soon thereafter became part of CII Honeywell Bull. Groupe Bull still has offices in Louveciennes.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Petition to Preserve the House of Anais Nin".
  3. ^ Leroy, Francis (2003). A Century of Nobel Prize Recipients: Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine (illustrated ed.). CRC Press. p. 141. ISBN 0-8247-0876-8. Extract of page 141
  4. ^ Le paysage est peint depuis l'actuelle avenue Saint-Martin, face à l'entrée du château de Voisins (derrière la charette). Il s'agit bien sûr du château actuel reconstruit en 1820.

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