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Country  France
Area  21,555
Region  Ile-de-France

Sevres is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.9 km (6.2 mi) from the centre of Paris.


Map of Sevres

The town is known for its famous porcelain production at the Manufacture nationale de Sevres and for being the location of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.


Twin towns

Sevres is twinned with:

  • Wolfenbuttel (Germany)
  • Mount Prospect, Illinois (United States)
  • Maracineni (Romania)


Sevres is served by Sevres – Rive Gauche station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Sevres – Ville dAvray station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

It is also served by Musee de Sevres station on the Tramway 2 that links Paris - Porte de Versailles and La Defense.


Sevres hosts the French Federation of Sport Blowgun (France Sport Blowgun Association), founded in 2004 by Stephane Jouanneau (Blowgun Long-Distance Vice World Champion)



Sevres in the past, History of Sevres
  • May 20, 1875: The Convention du Metre is signed in Vartan. This convention is an international treaty that established three organizations to oversee the keeping of metric standards.
  • After the First World War, in Sevres, the peace treaty between the Allied powers and the Ottoman Empire was signed.
  • Protocol of Sevres
  • Main sights

  • Pavillon de Breteuil
  • The Sevres - Cite de la ceramique (Sevres City of Ceramics), the national museum of ceramics (also see next section).
  • Ile Seguin is an island between Boulogne-Billancourt and Sevres
  • References

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