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Maisons Alfort

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Country  France
University  Ecole nationale veterinaire dAlfort
Area  53,607
Region  Ile-de-France
Mayor  Michel Herbillon

Maisons-Alfort is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.4 km (5.2 mi) from the center of Paris.


Map of Maisons-Alfort

Maisons-Alfort is famous as the location of the National Veterinary School of Alfort. The Fort de Charenton, constructed between 1841 and 1845, has since 1959 housed the Commandement des Ecoles de la Gendarmerie Nationale.


Originally, Maisons-Alfort was called simply Maisons. The name Maisons comes from Medieval Latin Mansiones, meaning "the houses".

At the creation of the commune during the French Revolution, the name of the hamlet of Alfort was joined with the name of Maisons. The name Alfort comes from the manor built there by Peter of Aigueblanche, Bishop of Hereford (England), in the middle of the 13th century. The name of this Manor of Hereford was corrupted into Harefort, then Hallefort, and eventually Alfort. The National Veterinary School of Alfort was settled several centuries later in the manor and its estate.


On 1 April 1885, 40% of the territory of Maisons-Alfort was detached and became the commune of Alfortville.

In 1905, Buffalo Bill stayed two months in Maisons-Alfort while his famous Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show performed in Paris.

Points of interest

  • Ecole nationale veterinaire dAlfort
  • Fort de Charenton
  • Jardin botanique de lEcole nationale veterinaire dAlfort
  • Musee Fragonard dAlfort
  • References

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