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Maisons Laffitte

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Country  France
Region  Ile-de-France

Area  23,014
Mayor  Jacques Myard
Maisons Laffitte in the past, History of Maisons Laffitte

Map of Maisons-Laffitte

Maisons-Laffitte is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the north-western suburbs of Paris 18.2 km (11.3 mi) from the center.


Maisons Laffitte in the past, History of Maisons Laffitte

Maisons-Laffitte is famous for the Château de Maisons-Laffitte, built by architect François Mansart in the 17th century. Maisons-Laffitte is also known for its horse racing track, the Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse, which is why the town is known as the "cité du cheval" and is compared with Newmarket in the United Kingdom.

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Presentation de la ville de maisonslaffitte

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Originally called Maisons-sur-Seine (meaning "Houses upon Seine"), the commune was officially renamed Maisons-Laffitte in 1882 in honor of banker Jacques Laffitte who financed the housing developments on the estate of the Château de Maisons-Laffitte.

The Château de Maisons-Laffitte has a secret passage to what once used to be part of the Château de Maisons-Laffitte but which is now a school - Collège de l'Ermitage.


Maisons-Laffitte is served by Maisons-Laffitte station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Notable residents

  • Pape-Philippe Amagou, basketball player
  • Grégory Baugé, cyclist
  • Eugène Louis Bouvier, zoologist
  • Jerzy Giedroyc, founder and editor of a leading Polish-émigré literary-political journal, Kultura
  • René Le Roy (1898 – 1985), classical flautist
  • Randy de Puniet, motorcycle racer
  • Odd Nerdrum, painter
  • Philippe Jaroussky, opera singer
  • Jean Cocteau, writer, filmmaker, and artist
  • James Winkfield, jockey, horse trainer
  • Education

    Public schools:

  • Six preschools/nurseries (maternelles): Bois-Bonnet, Clos-Lainé, Cocteau, Colbert, La Renarde, Montebello
  • Four elementary schools: Jehan Alain/André Ledreux, Colbert, Le Prieuré, Mansart
  • Junior high schools (collèges): Jean Cocteau and Le Prieuré
  • Senior high schools/sixth-form colleges: Lycée Evariste Galois and Lycée les Pierre Vives
  • Private schools:

  • International School of France / L'Ermitage (preschool through senior high)
  • Sainte-Marie (preschool and elementary)
  • Ecole Montessori Internationale
  • References

    Maisons-Laffitte Wikipedia

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