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Ablon-sur-Seine (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°43′32″N 2°25′16″E / 48.7256°N 2.4211°E / 48.7256; 2.4211Coordinates: 48°43′32″N 2°25′16″E / 48.7256°N 2.4211°E / 48.7256; 2.4211
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Éric Grillon
1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
 • Density5,200/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ablonais, Ablonaises
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94001 /94480
Elevation32–85 m (105–279 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ablon-sur-Seine (French pronunciation: [ablɔ̃ syʁ sɛn] (About this soundlisten), literally Ablon on Seine) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 15.3 km (9.5 mi) from the centre of Paris.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Ablonais or Ablonaises[2]

Ablon has been awarded one flower in the Concours des villes et villages fleuris ("towns and villages in bloom competition").[3]


Ablon-sur-Seine is an urban commune located some 15 kilometres (9 miles) to the south-east of the centre of Paris immediately to the east of Orly Airport.

As it is an urban commune there are numerous roads in the commune with the most important being the D266 going north to the Centre de Finances Publiques and the D29 / D246 / D2498 which run west to east along the south of the commune parallel with the Seine.

Ablon railway station
Ablon railway station

The main railway from the Gare d'Austerlitz to Bordeaux runs south-west through the commune, and Ablon station is served by regional express trains on (RER) Line C.[4]

The Seine river forms the whole southern border of the commune. The whole of the western border and the Seine are also the border between the Val-de-Marne and Essonne departments. There is no bridge from the commune across the Seine.[4]


Ablon-sur-Seine is situated 4 leagues from Paris, that is 10 km (6 mi).

Henri IV, by the Edict of Nantes in March 1598, allowed Protestants to practice their faith outside the walls of Paris. He authorized the construction of a Protestant church at Ablons.[5]

The town was served by a water taxi service to Paris at the beginning of the 20th century
The town was served by a water taxi service to Paris at the beginning of the 20th century

There was a castle built in Ablon by Agnes Sorel and a Protestant church which was frequented until the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by the reformed Parisians.

The economic activity Ablon has always been linked to the river but a cropping part of its economy was favoured by its loamy soils. It has been traditionally a residential commune, with the urban area mainly residential.



Azure, a fesse wavy of argent charged with 3 bleak fish sable in bend accompanied in chief by an escarbuncle in Or and in base a vine-branch leaved one, fructed one, leaved one all the same.


List of Successive Mayors of Ablon-sur-Seine[6]

Mayors from the French Revolution to 1941
From To Name Party Position
1790 1792 Jean Mathias
1800 1803 Marc Adrien Petit
1803 1817 Jean Mathias
1817 1826 Jacques Antoine de Chambarlhac
1826 François Basile Pochard
1826 1833 Jean Louis Alexis Legrand
1833 1837 Pierre Denis Geuffron
1837 1840 François Denis Mathias
1840 1852 Toussaint Chollet
1852 1855 Philippe Simon
1855 1865 Hippolyte Lechoppie
1865 1878 Joseph Claude Simon
1878 1881 Adolphe Moisset
1881 1904 Amédée Antoine Simon
1904 1907 Adrien Constant Marc
1907 1908 Henry Magnier
1908 1919 Alphonse Louis Maurice Herold
1919 1925 André Clément Hippolyte Mottu
1925 1929 Henri Magnier
1929 1941 Edouard Désiré Juvigny
Mayors from 1941
From To Name Party Position
1941 1944 Arsène Victor Arsicault
1944 1945 Edouard Désiré Juvigny
1945 1983 Alain Poher MRP Senator, President of the Senate (1968-1992), Interim President of France (1969 & 1974), President of Association of Mayors of France, President of the EU
1983 2008 Jean-Pierre Hermelin UMP
2008 2012 Dean-Louis Cohen[7] PS
2012 2014 Corinne Gorlier DVG
2014 2026 Éric Grillon DVD


See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France

Ablon-sur-Seine has twinning associations with:[8]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 208—    
1800 209+0.07%
1806 236+2.05%
1821 172−2.09%
1831 224+2.68%
1836 294+5.59%
1841 307+0.87%
1846 338+1.94%
1851 305−2.03%
1856 344+2.44%
1861 446+5.33%
1866 474+1.23%
1872 490+0.55%
1876 531+2.03%
1881 600+2.47%
1886 688+2.77%
1891 782+2.59%
1896 896+2.76%
1901 1,332+8.25%
1906 1,420+1.29%
1911 1,463+0.60%
1921 1,898+2.64%
1926 2,000+1.05%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1931 2,246+2.35%
1936 2,193−0.48%
1946 2,637+1.86%
1954 3,220+2.53%
1962 5,086+5.88%
1968 5,692+1.89%
1975 5,531−0.41%
1982 5,264−0.70%
1990 4,938−0.80%
1999 4,867−0.16%
2006 5,171+0.87%
2007 5,155−0.31%
2008 5,158+0.06%
2009 5,161+0.06%
2010 5,171+0.19%
2011 5,221+0.97%
2012 5,327+2.03%
2013 5,338+0.21%
2014 5,449+2.08%
2015 5,527+1.43%
2016 5,785+4.67%
2017 5,785+0.00%
2018 5,818+0.57%
Source: EHESS (1793-2006)[9] and INSEE[10]


Presidential Elections Second Round:[11]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron EM 66.19
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 51.31
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 58.89
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 81.16

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

The commune has many buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

Religious heritage


Public schools:[48]

Students in this commune are served by Collège Jean Macé (junior high school) and Collège / Lycée Georges Brassens (junior and senior high school), both in Villeneuve-le-Roi.[48]

There is one private school called Sacré-Cœur (Sacred Heart), which serves preschool through junior high school.[48]

Cultural events and festivals

From 2001 to 2008, Ablon has organised various cultural events. An independent association, It was once Ablon, organised these events to enable people to experience the history of the town and its inhabitants arouse a community spirit in Ablon people. Some events have left their mark on the town including the grand historical rally with themes such as "Discovering neighbourhoods", "the old trades of Ablon", "a Castle Mystery", etc..

Other cultural activities include the festival "Your Neighbours Have Talent", which hosted painters, sculptors, photographers, and musicians from the region. This festival also hosted young artists from the National Conservatory of Paris, artists, and recent graduates from fine art schools.

Another event highly appreciated by all generations of the city was cyber-Ablon, organized over a whole weekend. This event allowed the even the oldest people to learn office skills such as Internet browsing, email, Word, Excel etc. and for younger ones to come together for network games.

For 8 March, the association proposed an event to mark the International Day of Women's Rights (films, exhibition of paintings and photographs, conferences etc.). The municipal council took this activity under consideration.

Dormant since 2008, the life of the association has been suspended.

Picture Gallery

Notable people linked to the commune

See also

External links

Notes and references



  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Inhabitants of Val-de-Marne (in French)
  3. ^ Ablon-sur-Seine in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived 2014-12-10 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  4. ^ a b c Google Maps
  5. ^ Pierre-Joseph-Spiridion Dufey, Historical Dictionary of the Environs of Paris, Paris, Ch. Perrotin, 1825, p.1-2 (in French)
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France
  7. ^ Deceased
  8. ^ National Commission for Decentralised cooperation (in French)
  9. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Ablon-sur-Seine, EHESS. (in French)
  10. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  11. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017/
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088192 House at 16 Rue du Bac (in French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088193 House at 16ter Rue du Bac (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088199 House at 33nis Rue du Bac (in French)
  15. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088200 Station Cafe-Restaurant at 37 Rue du Bac (in French)
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088197 Building at 42 Rue du Bac (in French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088202 Boulangerie Pelloile at 35 Quai de la Baronne (in French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088198 Building at 3 Place Chollet (in French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088190 Château Corpet at Sentier de la Courre aux Lièvres (in French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088194 House at 15 Rue Edouard Juvigny (in French)
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088188 Château at 5 Rue de l'Eglise (in French)
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088189 Château Magne at Rue d'Estienne d'Orves (in French)
  23. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088204 Railway Station at Rue Gabriel Péri (in French)
  24. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088205 War Memorial at Rue du Général de Gaulle (in French)
  25. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088201 Cafe-Restaurant at 10 Rue du Général de Gaulle (in French)
  26. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088195 House at 15 Place Henri Duru (in French)
  27. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088203 Railway Station at Place de la Libération (in French)
  28. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088206 Weir with Lock at Quai Magné (in French)
  29. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088187 Town Hall / Groupe Scolaire Pasteur School at 17 rue du Maréchal Foch (in French)
  30. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088196 Twinned Houses at 25-27 Rue Simon (in French)
  31. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088251 Pont du Diable at Route de Villeneuve (in French)
  32. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088208 Houses and Buildings (in French)
  33. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088184 Houses and Buildings (in French)
  34. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088191 House (in French)
  35. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088185 Ancient Town Remains (in French)
  36. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00088186 Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (in French)
  37. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM94000002 Painting: Christ before the Sanhedrin (in French)
  38. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM94000001 Tombstone for Philippe de Douzonville (in French)
  39. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000669 Ciborium (in French)
  40. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000668 Sunburst Monstrance (in French)
  41. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000667 Chalice with Paten (in French)
  42. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000666 Chalice with Paten (1) (in French)
  43. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000665 Painting: Descent from the Cross (in French)
  44. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000664 Painting: Saint Geneviève (in French)
  45. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000663 Painting: Jesus before the Sanhedrin (in French)
  46. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000662 Baptismal font (in French)
  47. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM94000661 Tombstone (in French)
  48. ^ a b c "Vie scolaire." Ablon-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 10, 2016.