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Sud de Seine

8.77 km²




Population (2008)

Local time
Monday 12:02 PM

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4°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 93% Humidity

Points of interest
Château de Meudon, Parc de la Maison Blanche, Pierre aux Moines ‑ Mégalithe

Clamart ([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.


Map of Clamart, France

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.

Les Petits Pois (Peas)

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 attempt

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 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.

Junior high schools:

  • Collège Alain Founier
  • Collège Maison Blanche
  • Senior high school: Lycée Jacques Monod


  • Henri Matisse lived in Clamart before the First World War.
  • Jean Arp lived in Clamart in the 1930s.
  • Yasser Arafat died in the Hôpital d'instruction des armées Percy in 2004.
  • Jean Bastien-Thiry, leader of 1962 assassination attempt against Charles de Gaulle.
  • Nikolai Berdyaev died here in 1948.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa was born here in 1987.
  • Julien Kapek, athlete.
  • Theofan (Bystrov), archbishop and theologian of Eastern Orthodox Church, lived here in 1931.
  • Beauford Delaney, an American born artist, moved to the town in 1953.
  • Nearest places

  • Fontenay-aux-Roses
  • Issy-les-Moulineaux
  • Vanves
  • Meudon
  • Twin towns – Sister cities

    Clamart is twinned with:

  • Lüneburg, Germany since 1975
  • Scunthorpe, United Kingdom, since 1976
  • Majadahonda, Spain, since 1988
  • Artashat, Armenia, since 2003
  • Penamacor, Portugal, since 2006
  • References

    Clamart Wikipedia

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