Bagnolet is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from the center of Paris. Its inhabitants are called Bagnoletais.

 Mayor (2020–2026)Tony Di Martino
Area12.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population (2017-01-01)35,674
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)


On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, a small part of the commune of Bagnolet was annexed to the city of Paris. At the same time, the commune of Charonne was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris, Bagnolet, and Montreuil. Bagnolet received a small part of the territory of Charonne.

On 24 July 1867, a part of the territory of Bagnolet was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Romainville and a part of the territory of Pantin to create the commune of Les Lilas. The town used to be the home of the Château de Bagnolet.


The city is located in the Paris Basin , in the Île-de-France region . It borders on Paris , in the eastern suburbs, in the south of the Seine-Saint-Denis department . It is part of the inner suburb of Paris. Bagnolet is located less than 6  km , as the crow flies , from Notre-Dame de Paris.


Bagnolet is served by Gallieni station on Paris Metro line 3 and RATP buslines 76,102,115,122,318 545.

International and National coaches serve Bagnolet at Gallieni Metro station.


The commune has ten public preschools (maternelles), nine public elementary schools, two public junior high schools (collèges), and a comprehensive public senior high school (lycée polyvalent).

  • Junior high schools: Georges-Politzer and Travail / Langevin
  • Lycée général et professionnel Eugène-Hénaff

There is a private junior and high school, Lycée professionnel et technologique Saint-Besnoît de l’Europe.

Local Culture and Heritage 

Places and monuments 

  • The church of Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles dating from the xvi th  century, listed as a historical monument in 1977.
  • The Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain , built between 1927 and 1931.
  • The residence in Parc de la Noue , a large group of condominiums located on the border with Montreuil .
  • The Chateau de Bagnolet , built in the xvii th  century, was destroyed at the beginning of the xix th  century.
  • The Château de l’Étang .
  • The Mercuriales towers.
  • Large groups: Édouard-Vaillant and Les Rigondes.
  • Pasteur cemetery and Raspail cemetery .
The church of Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles

Landscape heritage 

On a total area of ​​257 hectares, Bagnolet has 35 hectares of green spaces including 7 main sites, including 5 squares and 2 parks:

  • the Schnarbach square;
  • the square du 8-Mai-1945;
  • the square of 19-Mars-1962;
  • the garden of the Buttes;
  • the Jules-Ferry square;
  • the park of the Château de l’Étang;
  • the Jean-Moulin departmental park  : 8 hectares. This park has just been connected with that of Guilands de Montreuil, in order to create the Jean-Moulin – Les Guilands departmental park.

Cultural facilities 

Bagnolet has a media library , a conservatory , a cinema and neighborhood centers:

  • A dance conservatory, with activities like musical awakening and body, the awakening movement, introduction to dance , the ballet , the modern dance , the contemporary dance , African dance expression, yoga dynamics choreographic workshops, contact improvisation and percussion courses.
  • Music conservatories with the approved municipal music school and the Slavic music conservatory.
  • The free media library with 120,000 documents referenced in 2006 and the associated libraries: the Pablo-Neruda municipal library and the Coutures municipal library.
  • The Cin’Hoche which was one of the first cinemas created by a municipality. By opening this room in 1977, the city of Bagnolet wanted to make up for the lack of private rooms and show its interest in cinema as part of its cultural policy. It now has two rooms.
  • The neighborhood centers: the Les Coutures neighborhood center, Pablo-Neruda neighborhood center, La Fosse-aux-Fraises neighborhood center, Guy-Toffoletti neighborhood center and Anne-Frank neighborhood center.

The city is also known for the Bagnolet International Choreographic Competition , also known as the “Ballet pour Demain” competition (no longer exists since 1988) and the annual Kosmopolite event: international graffiti competition.

In addition to these municipal facilities, the city of Bagnolet is rich in four places created and managed by independent companies:

  • L’Échangeur / Cie Public chéri  : opened to the public in 1996
    • Place of permanent residence of Public Chéri: the company manufactures and represents its professional creations there.
    • Venue for theater, dance, music and associated visual arts: more than 1,600 programming dates since its creation and more than 85,000 spectators.
    • A place for training, practice and creation for amateurs.

L’Échangeur-Cie Public Chéri is approved by the DRAC Île-de-France – Ministry of Culture and Communication and receives the support of the Île-de-France regional council, the General Council of Seine-Saint-Denis and of the City of Bagnolet.

  • Le Colombier / Cie Langaja Groupement  : opened to the public in 2000
    • Place of creation and dissemination, theatrical research center open to dance, video and martial arts.
  • The Samovar  : opened to the public in 2000
    • A theater, a school for clowns, burlesques and eccentrics.
  • Association Lutherie Urbaine (Le Local: le LULL) opened to the public in 2006
    • Musical creations and manufacture of unusual instruments
  • Kosmopolite Association for the Promotion of Street Art.


City Hall Bagnolet
01 49 93 60 00