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Subject: Léon Eyrolles, École normale supérieure de Cachan, Ormesson-sur-Marne, Charenton-le-Pont, Fontenay-sous-Bois
Collection: Communes of Val-De-Marne
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Cachan in the foreground, with the Medici Aqueduct in the background, and Paris beyond
Cachan in the foreground, with the Medici Aqueduct in the background, and Paris beyond
Coat of arms of Cachan
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Canton Cachan
Intercommunality Val de Bièvre
 • Mayor Jean-Yves Le Bouillonnec (PS
Area1 2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 27,718
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94016 / 94230
Elevation 43–108 m (141–354 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cachan is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.7 km (4.2 mi) from the center of Paris.

The prestigious École Normale Supérieure de Cachan is located there.


  • Name 1
  • History 2
  • Neighboring communes 3
  • Transport 4


During the Middle Ages, Cachan was referred to in Medieval Latin texts as Caticantum, later corrupted into Cachentum, Cachant, and then Cachan. Some understand Caticantum as meaning "singing of the cat", "mewing of the cat", but this is not certain. Some others see a connection with the verb "to hunt" (captiare in Vulgar Latin, chacier in Old French).


Cachan was originally a hamlet within the commune of Arcueil, later renamed Arcueil-Cachan. The commune of Cachan was created on 26 December 1922 when it seceded from the commune of Arcueil-Cachan, which was renamed back to Arcueil.

Neighboring communes


Cachan is served by two stations on Paris [[RER B|RER line

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