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Subject: Clémence Poésy, Franck Lagorce, Arrondissement of L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Val-de-Marne, Chevilly-Larue
Collection: Communes of Val-De-Marne, Subprefectures in France
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The Norman Pavillon at the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne
The Norman Pavillon at the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne
Coat of arms of L'Haÿ-les-Roses
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 L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Intercommunality Val de Bièvre
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Jeanbrun
Area1 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Population (2015[1])2 31,498
 • Density 8,300/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94038 / 
Elevation 45–110 m (148–361 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.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses (pronounced ) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.5 km (5.3 mi) from the centre of Paris. L'Haÿ-les-Roses is a sous-préfecture of the Val-de-Marne département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of L'Haÿ-les-Roses.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses owes the second part of its name to a famous rose garden located there.


  • Name 1
  • Notable people 2
  • International relations 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The commune of L'Haÿ-les-Roses was originally called simply L'Haÿ. The name was recorded for the first time in a charter of Charlemagne in 798 as Laiacum, sometimes also spelt Lagiacum, meaning "estate of Lagius", a Gallo-Roman landowner. The name was later corrupted into Lay, Lahy, and eventually L'Haÿ.

In May 1914 the name of the commune became officially L'Haÿ-les-Roses (meaning "L'Haÿ the roses") in honour of Roseraie du Val-de-Marne, the renowned rose garden created in 1899 by Jules Gravereaux, one of the founders of the Bon Marché department store in Paris.

Notable people

International relations

L'Haÿ-les-Roses is twinned with:

See also


  • Mayors of Essonne Association (French)
  1. ^ L'Haÿ-les-Roses town council website (in french) Retrieved 9 May 2015. 

External links

  • L'Haÿ-les-Roses town council website (French)
  • Roseraie du Val-de-Marne

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