Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne
Saint-Maurice 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 southeastern suburbs of Paris
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, France
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. It is located 6.8 km (4.2 mi) from the center of Paris
Kilometre Zero
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. The insane asylum Charenton
Charenton (asylum)
Charenton was a lunatic asylum, founded in 1645 by the Frères de la Charité in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, now Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne, France....

 was located in Saint-Maurice; it is now a psychiatric hospital.


Originally called Charenton-Saint-Maurice, the name of the commune was officially shortened to Saint-Maurice in 1842.

In 1929, the commune of Saint-Maurice lost half of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes
Bois de Vincennes
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, a part of which belonged to Saint-Maurice.


Saint-Maurice is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Saint-Maurice is Charenton – Écoles
Charenton - Écoles (Paris Métro)
Charenton - Écoles is a station on line 8 of the Paris Métro in the commune of Charenton-le-Pont.The station opened on 5 October 1942 with the extension of the line from Porte de Charenton. It was the eastern terminus of the line until 19 September 1970, when the line was extended to Maisons-Alfort...

 station on Paris Métro Line 8
Paris Metro Line 8
Paris Métro Line 8 is one of 16 metro lines in Paris, France. It connects the Balard station in southwestern Paris, to Créteil – Préfecture station in Créteil, a town south-east of the French capital, following a parabolic route on the right bank of Seine River...

. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Charenton-le-Pont
Charenton-le-Pont is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe....

, 0.6 km (0.372823641989884 mi) from the town center of Saint-Maurice.
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