Boulogne-Billancourt is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 in the western suburbs of Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...

, France
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. It is located 8.2 km (5.1 mi) from the centre of Paris
Kilometre Zero
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. Boulogne-Billancourt is a sub-prefecture of the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine is designated number 92 of the 101 départements in France. It is part of the Île-de-France region, and covers the western inner suburbs of Paris...

 department and the seat of the Arrondissement of Boulogne-Billancourt
Arrondissement of Boulogne-Billancourt
The arrondissement of Boulogne-Billancourt is an arrondissement of France, located in the Hauts-de-Seine département, in the Île-de-France région...


With an average household income of 28,742 €, Boulogne-Billancourt is the wealthiest among French communes of more than 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...


Boulogne-Billancourt is the most populous suburb of Paris and one of the most densely populated
Population density
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 municipalities in Europe
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. Formerly an important industrial site, it has successfully reconverted into business services and is now home to major communication companies headquartered in the Val de Seine
Val de Seine
The Val de Seine is one of the more important business districts of the Paris agglomeration. Located southwest of the city, it spreads along a bend of the Seine, mainly in the municipalities...

 business district
Central business district
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The original name of the commune was Boulogne-sur-Seine (meaning "Boulogne upon Seine
The Seine is a -long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Saint-Seine near Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre . It is navigable by ocean-going vessels...


Before the 14th century, Boulogne was a small village called Menuls-lès-Saint-Cloud (meaning "Menuls near Saint-Cloud
Saint-Cloud is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the centre of Paris.Like other communes of the Hauts-de-Seine such as Marnes-la-Coquette, Neuilly-sur-Seine or Vaucresson, Saint-Cloud is one of the wealthiest cities in France, ranked 22nd out of the 36500 in...

"). In the beginning of the 14th century, King Philip IV of France
Philip IV of France
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 ordered the building in Menuls-lès-Saint-Cloud of a church dedicated to the virgin of the sanctuary of Boulogne-sur-Mer
-Road:* Metropolitan bus services are operated by the TCRB* Coach services to Calais and Dunkerque* A16 motorway-Rail:* The main railway station is Gare de Boulogne-Ville and located in the south of the city....

, then a famous pilgrimage center in northern France. The church, meant to become a pilgrimage centre closer to Paris than the distant city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, was named Notre-Dame de Boulogne la Petite ("Our Lady of Boulogne the Minor"). Gradually, the village of Menuls-lès-Saint-Cloud became known as Boulogne-la-Petite, and later as Boulogne-sur-Seine.

In 1924, Boulogne-sur-Seine was officially renamed Boulogne-Billancourt, to reflect the development of the industrial neighbourhood of Billancourt annexed in 1860 (see history section below).

As for the name Billancourt, it was recorded for the first time in 1150 as Bullencort, sometimes also spelled Bollencort. It comes from Medieval Latin
Medieval Latin
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 cortem, accusative
Accusative case
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 of cors, meaning "enclosure", "estate", suffixed to the Germanic patronym Buolo (meaning "friend, brother, kinsman"), thus having the meaning of "estate of Buolo".


On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, the communes of Auteuil
Auteuil may refer to:* Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy, an area of Paris* Auteuil, Quebec, a borough of Laval, Quebec, CanadaAuteuil is the name of several communes in France:* Auteuil, Oise* Auteuil, YvelinesAuteuil is also a surname:...

 and Passy
Passy is an area of Paris, France, located in the XVIe arrondissement, on the Right Bank. It is traditionally home to many of the city's wealthiest residents.Passy was formerly a commune...

 were disbanded and divided between Boulogne-Billancourt (then called Boulogne-sur-Seine) and the city of Paris. Boulogne-sur-Seine received a small part of the territory of Passy, and about half of the territory of Auteuil (including the area of Billancourt, which belonged to the disbanded commune of Auteuil).

Some of the shooting
Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics
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 events of the 1900 Summer Olympics
1900 Summer Olympics
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 took place in Boulogne-Billancourt.

In 1929, the Bois de Boulogne
Bois de Boulogne
The Bois de Boulogne is a park located along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine...

, which was hitherto divided between the communes of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine
Neuilly-sur-Seine is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris.Although Neuilly is technically a suburb of Paris, it is immediately adjacent to the city and directly extends it. The area is composed of mostly wealthy, select residential...

, was annexed in its entirety by the city of Paris. On that occasion, Boulogne-Billancourt, to which most of the Bois de Boulogne belonged, lost about half of its territory.

Boulogne-Billancourt is famous for being the birthplace of three major industries: cinema
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

, automobile
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, and aircraft
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With the city of Sèvres
Sèvres is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the centre of Paris.The town is known for its porcelain manufacture, the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, making the famous Sèvres porcelain, as well as being the location of the International Bureau of Weights...

, Boulogne-Billancourt is part of the communauté d'agglomération
Communauté d'agglomération
An agglomeration community is a metropolitan government structure in France, created by the Chevènement Law of 1999. It is one of three forms of intercommunality, less integrated than an urban community but more integrated than a community of communes...

Val de Seine.


Boulogne-Billancourt is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 10
Paris Metro Line 10
Paris Métro Line 10 is one of 16 metro lines in Paris, France. The line links the Boulogne – Pont de Saint Cloud metro station in Boulogne in the west with the Gare d'Austerlitz, travelling under the neighborhoods situated on the Rive Gauche in the southern half of Paris and the commune of...

: Boulogne - Jean Jaurès
Boulogne - Jean Jaurès (Paris Metro)
Boulogne - Jean Jaurès is a station on Line 10 of the Paris Métro in the 16th arrondissement. It lies under the Boulevard Jean Jaurès in the commune of Boulogne-Billancourt...

 and Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud
Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud (Paris Metro)
Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud is a station on Line 10 of the Paris Métro. The station lies under the Rond-Point Rhin et Danube, near the Pont de Saint-Cloud bridge over the Seine, in the commune of Boulogne-Billancourt. The station was opened on 2 October 1981 when Line 10 was extended from...

It is also served by three stations on Paris Métro Line 9
Paris Metro Line 9
Paris Métro Line 9 is one of 16 lines of the Paris Métro. The line links Pont de Sèvres in Boulogne in the west with Montreuil in the east. It is the fourth busiest line on the network....

: Marcel Sembat
Marcel Sembat (Paris Metro)
Marcel Sembat is a station of the Paris Métro. The station opened on 3 February 1934 with the extension from Porte de Saint-Cloud. It is situated in the Place Marcel Sembat, named after the journalist Marcel Sembat who was a director of the socialist review the Petite République from 1890 to 1897...

, Billancourt
Billancourt (Paris Metro)
Billancourt is a station of the Paris Métro, located in the commune of Boulogne-Billancourt. The station opened on 3 February 1934 with the extension from Porte de Saint-Cloud to Pont de Sèvres.-Gallery:...

, and Pont de Sèvres
Pont de Sèvres (Paris Metro)
Pont de Sèvres is a station of the Paris Métro, located near the Pont de Sèvres, which is a bridge on the Seine connecting to Sèvres. The station opened on 3 February 1934 with the extension from Porte de Saint-Cloud....



Boulogne-Billancourt hosts the global headquarters of several multinational companies, including:
  • Renault
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  • TF1
    TF1 Group
    TF1 Group is a French media holding company , the owner of channel TF1, the largest European private TV channel, and Eurosport, the largest European sports network.The group was formed after TF1 was privatised in 1987...

  • La Française des Jeux
  • Vallourec
    Vallourec S.A. is a French group of companies specialised in hot rolled seamless steel tubes, expandable tubular technology, automotive parts and stainless steel. The firm is headquartered in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt...

Prior to 2000 Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric
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's head office was in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Pika Édition
Pika Édition
Pika Édition is a French publisher headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, specializing in manga. Founded as a daughter company of Media System Editions, it was taken over by Hachette Livre in 2007.-Distribution:...

 also has its headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Main sights

  • The Musée Albert-Kahn
    Musée Albert-Kahn
    The Musée Albert-Kahn is a national museum in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, at 14, rue du Port, including four hectares of gardens, joining together landscape scenes of various national traditions. The museum includes historic photographs and film collected by the banker and philanthropist Albert...

     at 14, rue du Port, Boulogne-Billancourt is a national museum and includes four hectares of gardens, joining together landscape scenes of various national traditions. The museum also includes historic photographs and film.
  • The Musée des Années Trente
    Musée des Années Trente
    The Musée des Années Trente is a municipal museum specializing in artistic and industrial objects of the 1930s. It is located in the Espace Landowski at 28, Avenue André-Morizet, Boulogne-Billancourt, a western suburb of Paris, France, and open daily except Mondays and holidays. The closest métro...

     is a museum of artistic and industrial objects from the 1930s.

Famous people

Boulogne-Billancourt was the birthplace of:
  • Pierre Bellemare
    Pierre Bellemare
    Pierre Bellemare is a French writer, novelist, radio personality, television presenter, TV producer, director, and actor.-In film:Bellemare has also featured in films:...

    , actor, writer
  • Pape Badiane
    Pape Badiane
    Pape Badiane is a French basketball player who played 23 times for the mens's French national basketball team between 2007 and 2008 .-References:...

    , basketball player
  • Bertrand Blier
    Bertrand Blier
    Bertrand Blier is a French screenwriter and film director.Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. He is the son of Bernard Blier....

     (born 14 March 1939), screenwriter
    Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

     and film director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

    ; son of Bernard Blier
    Bernard Blier
    Bernard Blier was a French character actor. His rotund features and premature baldness allowed him to often play cuckolded husbands in his early career. He proved to be one of France's most versatile and sought-after character actors, performing interchangeably in comedies and dramas...

  • Booba
    Elie Yaffa better known under his stage name Booba, is a French rapper from Paris. He is half Senegalese from his father's side and half French of Moroccan origin from his mother's side...

    , rapper
  • Daniel Buren
    Daniel Buren
    Daniel Buren is a French conceptual artist.- Work :Sometimes classified as an abstract minimalist Buren is known best for using regular, contrasting maxi stripes to integrate the visual surface and architectural space, notably historical, landmark architecture.Among his chief concerns is the...

     (born 1938), conceptual art
    Conceptual art
    Conceptual art is art in which the concept or idea involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. Many of the works, sometimes called installations, of the artist Sol LeWitt may be constructed by anyone simply by following a set of written instructions...

  • Guillaume Canet
    Guillaume Canet
    Guillaume Canet is a French actor and film director.Canet began his career in theatre and television before moving to film. He starred in several films like Joyeux Noël, Love Me If You Dare and The Beach...

     (born 10 April 1973), actor, screenwriter and director
  • Leslie Caron
    Leslie Caron
    Leslie Claire Margaret Caron is a French film actress and dancer, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. In 2006, her performance in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit won her an Emmy for guest actress in a drama series...

     (born 1931), film actress and dancer
  • Benjamin Castaldi
    Benjamin Castaldi
    Benjamin Castaldi is a French television personality of Italian origin and current host of Secret Story, the spinoff of Loft Story. And, La Ferme Célébrités....

     (born 28 March 1970), TV presenter and producer; son of actor Jean-Pierre Castaldi
    Jean-Pierre Castaldi
    Jean-Pierre Castaldi is a French actor. He is the father of French TV presenter Benjamin Castaldi.- Selected filmography :-References:...

    , former husband of fellow TV presenter Flavie Flament
    Flavie Flament
    Flavie Flament is a French television host.-Early life:Flavie Flament is the daughter of Jean-Paul Lecanu, a former professional football player for Stade Malherbe de Caen , currently employed by the SNCF, and an employee of the French state children's protection agency, Aide sociale à l'enfance...

  • Matthieu Chedid
    Matthieu Chedid
    Matthieu Chedid is a French rock singer-songwriter and guitar player.-Biography:...

     (born 21 December 1971), composer, singer, guitarist; son of fellow singer and composer Louis Chedid
    Louis Chedid
    Louis Chedid is a French singer-songwriter of Lebanese origin.-Biography:Louis Chedid is the son of the writer Andrée Chedid and the father of Matthieu Chedid ....

     and grandson of writer and poetess Andrée Chedid
    Andrée Chedid
    Andrée Chedid was a French poet and novelist of Lebanese descent.-Life:Chedid was born in Cairo on 20 March 1920. When she was ten, she was sent to a boarding school, where she learned English and French. At fourteen, she left for Europe. She then returned to Cairo to go...

  • Édith Cresson
    Édith Cresson
    Édith Cresson is a French politician. She was the first and so far only woman to have held the office of Prime Minister of France.- French Prime Minister :Cresson was appointed to the prime ministerial post by President François Mitterrand on 15 May 1991...

     (born 1934), politician, former Prime Minister of France
    Prime Minister of France
    The Prime Minister of France in the Fifth Republic is the head of government and of the Council of Ministers of France. The head of state is the President of the French Republic...

     under François Mitterrand
    François Mitterrand
    François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand was the 21st President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra, serving from 1981 until 1995. He is the longest-serving President of France and, as leader of the Socialist Party, the only figure from the left so far elected President...

    's presidency
  • Xavier de Roux
    Xavier de Roux
    Xavier de Roux is a French politician.He is member of the Radical Party and has been a deputy for the department Charente-Maritime in the National Assembly of France from 1993 until 1997 and from 2002 until 2007. Since 1983, he has been the elected mayor of Chaniers, a small town in...

     (born 1940), politician
  • Michel Deville
    Michel Deville
    Michel Deville is a French film director and screenwriter.Deville started his filmmaking career in the late 1950s, paralleling the emergence of the French New Wave directors...

     (born 13 April 1931), screenwriter
    Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

     and film director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

  • Alain Feydeau (born 21 July 1934), actor
  • Anna Gavalda
    Anna Gavalda
    Anna Gavalda is a French teacher and award-winning novelist.Referred to by Voici magazine as “a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker”, Anna Gavalda was born in an upper-class suburb of Paris...

     (born 1970), best-selling novelist
  • Hippolyte Girardot
    Hippolyte Girardot
    Hippolyte Girardot is a French actor.He is not related to the actress Annie Girardot.-Selected filmography:* 1973: La Femme de Jean, directed by Yannick Bellon, Rémi...

     (born 10 October 1955), actor
  • André Glucksmann
    André Glucksmann
    André Glucksmann is a French philosopher and writer, and member of the French new philosophers.-Early years:André Glucksmann was born in 1937, in Boulogne-Billancourt, the son of Ashkenazi Jewish parents from Romania and Czechoslovakia. He studied in Lyon, and later enrolled at École normale...

     (born 1937), political philosopher, writer
  • Anne Goscinny (born 19 May 1968), daughter of comics-maker René Goscinny
    René Goscinny
    René Goscinny was a French comics editor and writer, who is best known for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris and Iznogoud with Jean Tabary.-Early life:Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, to a family...

    Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix is a series of French comic books written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo . The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote on October 29, 1959...

    ), and writer Gilberte Goscinny
  • David Hallyday
    David Hallyday
    David Hallyday is a French singer/songwriter and amateur sports car racer. He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt and is the son of the French singers Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday....

    , (born David Smet on 14 August 1962), composer, pop rock singer; son of singers Johnny Halliday (born Jean-Philippe Smet) and Sylvie Vartan
    Sylvie Vartan
    Sylvie Vartan is a French singer. She was one of the first rock girls in France. Vartan was the most productive and active of the yé-yé style artists, considered as the toughest-sounding of those. Her performance often featured elaborate show-dance choreography. She made many appearances on French...

    , cousin of actress Laura Smet
    Laura Smet
    Laura Smet is a French actress. She was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, daughter of the rock musician Johnny Hallyday and the actress Nathalie Baye...

     and actor Michael Vartan
    Michael Vartan
    Michael S. Vartan is a French-American film and television actor. He is probably best known for the role of Michael Vaughn on the American television action drama Alias...

  • Henri Kagan (born 1930), chemist
  • Sandrine Kiberlain
    Sandrine Kiberlain
    Sandrine Kiberlain is a French actress and singer. She has often worked with the director Laetitia Masson, and has also worked with Benoît Jacquot.Kiberlain received the Prix Romy Schneider in 1995...

     (born 25 February 1968), actress; wife of fellow French actor Vincent Lindon
    Vincent Lindon
    Vincent Lindon is a French actor who has been active for more than 25 years.Lindon was a lover of Princess Caroline of Monaco from 1990 to 1995. He is currently separated from his wife, the French actress Sandrine Kiberlain.-Selected filmography:-External links:...

  • Louise L. Lambrichs
    Louise L. Lambrichs
    Louise L. Lambrichs is a French novelist and essayist.Lambrichs was born into a family of writers in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine. Her father Georges Lambrichs was considered one of the greatest French-speaking editors of the second half of the 20th century...

     (born 1952), novelist and screenwriter
    Screenwriters or scriptwriters or scenario writers are people who write/create the short or feature-length screenplays from which mass media such as films, television programs, Comics or video games are based.-Profession:...

  • Gérard Lanvin
    Gérard Lanvin
    Gérard Lanvin is a César Award-winning French actor. He quit his studies when he was 17 to become an actor. He took on a role in Vous n'aurez pas l'Alsace et la Lorraine in 1977 on an offer from actor Coluche. He received the Prix Jean Gabin in 1982 for his role in Une étrange affaire...

     (born 21 June 1950), actor
  • Corinne Lepage
    Corinne Lepage
    Corinne Dominique Marguerite Lepage, also known as Corinne Lepage is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament elected in the 2009 European election for the North-West constituency....

     (born 11 May 1951), actress
  • Marc Levy
    Marc Levy
    Marc Levy is a French novelist.Levy was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine. At the age of 18, he joined the French Red Cross where he spent six years. In parallel, he studied management and computers at Paris-Dauphine University.In 1983, he created a company specializing in computer...

     (born 16 October 1961), international best-sellers writer
  • Thierry Lhermitte
    Thierry Lhermitte
    Thierry Lhermitte is a French actor, known for his comedic roles. He was one of the founders of the comedy troupe Le Splendid in the 1970s, along with, among others, his high-school friends Christian Clavier, Gérard Jugnot, and Michel Blanc...

     (born 24 November 1952), actor, co-writer (usually with the band of the Splendid
    Le Splendid
    Le Splendid is the name of the café-théâtre company founded by a collection of writers and actors in the 1970s - Christian Clavier, Michel Blanc, Gérard Jugnot, Thierry Lhermitte , Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Bruno Moynot and Claire Magnin...

    ), director, producer.
  • Nicolas Mahut
    Nicolas Mahut
    Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut is a French tennis player. Mahut is right-handed and has previously won the Orange Bowl in 1999, becoming professional in 2000. He is a good serve and volleyer and a doubles expert, having won many tournaments with his doubles partner Julien Benneteau. His career high...

     (born January 21, 1982), tennis player
  • François Mativet (born May 21, 1949), guitarist
  • Nelson Monfort
    Nelson Monfort
    Nelson Monfort is a television host and sports journalist on France Televisions.-TV and radio career:He commented on the figure skating and interviewed athletes just after their competition...

     (born 12 March 1954), TV presenter, translator, sports commentator for French public television.
  • Roger Monteaux (born 18 July 1879), actor
  • Bulle Ogier
    Bulle Ogier
    Bulle Ogier is a French actress.Ogier's first appearance on screen was in Voilà l'Ordre, a short film directed by Jacques Baratier with a number of the then-emerging young singers of the 1960s in France, including Boris Vian, Claude Nougaro, etc.She worked with Jacques Rivette Bulle Ogier (born...

     (born Marie-France Thielland on 9 August 1939), actress
  • Claude Pinoteau
    Claude Pinoteau
    Claude Pinoteau is a French film director and scriptwriter. Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts de Seine, Île-de-France, France.- Filmography :* 1971 : It Only Happens to Others...

    , actor, director, writer, producer
  • Jérôme Pradon
    Jérôme Pradon
    Jérôme Pradon is an actor and singer who has performed in the West End, Paris and various other places around the world. He was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France on 3 June 1964.- Theatre :...

     (born 3 June 1964), stage actor
  • Thierry Roland (born 4 August 1934), football specialist, sports journalist, TV commentator and presenter.
  • Baron Edmond James de Rothschild
    Edmond James de Rothschild
    Baron Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild was a French member of the Rothschild banking family. A strong supporter of Zionism, his generous donations lent significant support to the movement during its early years, which helped lead to the establishment of the State of Israel.- Early years :A...

     (1845–1934), philanthropist
    A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, and/or reputation to charitable causes...

     and activist for Jew]ish affairs
  • Véronique Sanson
    Véronique Sanson
    Véronique Sanson is a two-time Victoires de la Musique Award-winning French singer-songwriter, musician, and producer with an avid following in her native country.She brings a very personal vocal style to the singing of French pop songs: Her voice has a very strong vibrato.Unlike...

    , singer
  • Alain Sarde
    Alain Sarde
    Alain Sarde is a French film producer and actor who was born on the 28 March 1952 in Boulogne-Billancourt. One of his films, Mulholland Drive received the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture. The Pianist was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and won the BAFTA Award for...

     (born 28 March 1952), former actor, now writer and producer.
  • Catherine Spaak
    Catherine Spaak
    -Biography:Spaak was born at Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine . She is the niece of Belgian politician Paul-Henri Spaak.She spent most of her career in Italy, where she became a teenage star...

     (born 3 April 1945), actress
  • Agnès Spaak (born 29 April 1944), actress
  • Georgette Tissier (26 June 1910–30 March 1957 in Paris), actress
  • Marie Trintignant
    Marie Trintignant
    -Early life:She was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, the daughter of actor Jean-Louis Trintignant and his second wife Nadine Marquand. She first appeared on screen aged 4 in her mother's film, My Love, My Love. When Marie's baby sister Pauline died when Marie was 8, she became withdrawn and virtually...

     (1962–2003), actress
  • Gaspard Ulliel
    Gaspard Ulliel
    Gaspard Ulliel is a French film actor and model. He began appearing in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then began to be known as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the thriller Hannibal Rising.-Life and career:Ulliel was born in...

    , (born 25 November 1984), actor, model
  • Michael Vartan
    Michael Vartan
    Michael S. Vartan is a French-American film and television actor. He is probably best known for the role of Michael Vaughn on the American television action drama Alias...

     (born 1968), French-American actor
  • Zazie
    Zazie is a French singer and songwriter. Zazie co-produces all her albums.-Early life:...

     (Isabelle de Truchis de Varennes, born 1964), singer-songwriter
  • Adrien W. Jenot (born November 1, 1980), France-Canada Graphic designer
    Graphic designer
    A graphic designer is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography or motion graphics to create a piece of design. A graphic designer creates the graphics primarily for published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures and...


Twin towns — Sister cities

Boulogne-Billancourt is twinned
Town twinning
Twin towns and sister cities are two of many terms used to describe the cooperative agreements between towns, cities, and even counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.- Terminology :...

  • Since 1955:
    •  Belgium Anderlecht
      Anderlecht is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region.There are several historically and architecturally distinct districts within the Anderlecht municipality.-Pronunciation:* Dutch: * French:...

      , Belgium
      Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

    •  Germany Neukölln
      Neukölln is the eighth borough of Berlin, located in the southeastern part of the city and was part of the former American sector under the Four-Power occupation of the city...

      , a borough of Berlin
      Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.45 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union...

      , Germany
      Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

    • Hammersmith and Fulham
      London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
      The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a London borough in West London, and forms part of Inner London. Traversed by the east-west main roads of the A4 Great West Road and the A40 Westway, many international corporations have offices in the borough....

      , London
      London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

      , United Kingdom
      United Kingdom
      The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

    •  Netherlands Zaanstad
      Zaanstad is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Its main town is Zaandam. It is part of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.-Population centres:...

      , Netherlands
      The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

  • Since 1968:
    •  Italy Marino
      Marino, Italy
      Marino is an Italian city and comune in Lazio , on the Alban Hills, Italy, 21 km south east of Rome, with population of 37,684 and a territory of 26.10 km2...

      , Italy
      Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

    •  Serbia Pančevo
      Pančevo is a city and municipality located in the southern part of Serbian province of Vojvodina, 15 km northeast from Belgrade. In 2002, the city had a total population of 77,087, while municipality of Pančevo had 127,162 inhabitants. It is the administrative center of the South Banat...

      , Serbia
      Serbia , officially the Republic of Serbia , is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Carpathian basin and the central part of the Balkans...

    •  Israel Ra'anana
      Ra'anana is a city in the heart of the southern Sharon Plain of the Central District of Israel with a population of 68,300, . Ra'anana is bordered by Kfar Sava on the east and Herzliya on the southwest...

      , Israel
      The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

  • Since 1993:
    •  United States Irving
      Irving, Texas
      Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 216,290. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated...

      , United States
      United States
      The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

    •  Tunisia Sousse
      Sousse is a city in Tunisia. Located 140 km south of the capital Tunis, the city has 173,047 inhabitants . Sousse is in the central-east of the country, on the Gulf of Hammamet, which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The name may be of Berber origin: similar names are found in Libya and in...

      , Tunisia
      Tunisia , officially the Tunisian RepublicThe long name of Tunisia in other languages used in the country is: , is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a Maghreb country and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area...

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