Créteil is a city in the suburb southeast of Paris.

 Mayor (2014-2020)Laurent Cathala
Area111.43 km2 (4.41 sq mi)
Population (2012)89,845
 Density7,900/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Lines of communication and transport 

Cycling network 

Since 2010, the city of Créteil has had a self-service bicycle service called “Cristolib  ”. 

Urban transport 

Two lines of the network indirectly serve Créteil

  • The at Créteil-Pompadour station , commissioned in 2013, to the south of the city;
  • The at the Saint-Maur – Créteil station (station located on the territory of the city of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés ). 
The metro 

Créteil has four stations of the , which crosses the city by air:

  • L’Échat ( Henri-Mondor University Hospital Center ),
  • University ( Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne University , Marcel Dadi Conservatory),
  • Prefecture (near the Créteil Soleil shopping centerand the Town Hall),
  • Pointe du Lac (not far from Stade Duvauchelle )


Primary and secondary 

27  nursery schools (including 2 private) and 26  elementary schools (including 2 private) provide primary education in Créteil. Créteil hosts eight colleges and six high schools on its territory , the oldest of which is the Morin vocational high school.

Higher Education 

The University of Paris-Créteil Is-Val-de-Marne was inaugurated in 1970 . It is a multidisciplinary center. 

In Créteil, the University has three main university libraries . The main library of the multidisciplinary center, the economics library covering 3,000 m² for 500 reading places and the law library  3,000 m² for 460 reading places. Note the weakness of the fund with just over 230,000 volumes.

Cultural events and festivities 


The Créteil International Women’s Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals . The three cinemas of the city are involved in this occasion without forgetting the House of Arts and Culture of Créteil “André-Malraux”. The UGC Ciné Cité complex , which now offers twelve state-of-the-art theaters, the Palais cinema and its three theaters which alternate mainstream films with auteur cinema , often foreign, and the Lucarne cinema, a unique venue in Mont-Mesly .

The Exit International Festival is an annual spring contemporary art festival established in 1994 combining theater, dance, music, digital arts and installations. This festival is held at the house of arts and culture of Créteil .


The star sport in Créteil is handball  : the professional team of US Créteil Handball plays in Division 1. The soccer also holds an important place with the professional team of US Créteil-Lusitanos Football who currently plays in National .

The Dominique-Duvauchelle stadium with a capacity of 12,000 seats, and the Robert-Oubron sports center (2,000 to 4,000 seats depending on the configuration) are the main sports facilities in Cristol.


27 pharmacies , about sixty dentists , about sixty general practitioners , ten pediatricians , half a dozen ophthalmologists and dermatologists notably constitute the liberal medicine of the city.


  • the CHU Henri-Mondor is a public assistance hospital
  • the intercommunal hospital of Créteil 
  • The Albert-Chenevier hospital is a public assistance hospital


Areas of economic activity 

The city has 4 main activity zones : Les Petites hedges, Les Bouvets, Europarc and L’Échat. Pernod’s head office, whose building has the shape of an inverted pyramid, is located in the Petites hedges area. The new business area is that of Europarc, mainly dedicated to technological sectors. 


Three main shopping areas: 

  • The mall Créteil Soleil The Carrefour Pompadour 
  • The old village with its traditional trade.
  • The markets and commercial areas of district (the port area, the Échat, the Palace and the Kennedy Center and the Abbey Mont Mesly, especially).


Créteil has five hotels: The Novotel du lac de Créteil (110 rooms), the Euro-Hôtel d’Europarc (96 rooms), the Campanile hotel on Chemin de Mesly (72 rooms), the Ibis hotel in Basse Quinte (84 rooms) and the Kyriad hotel on rue des Archives (51 rooms). The Novotel and the Euro-Hotel are three star establishments while the other three are two stars. Créteil is also home to more than fifty restaurants. The main tourist facility in the city, however, is the leisure island of Créteil .

Local Culture and Heritage 

Places and monuments

A sculpture by Marthe Baumel-Schwenck, La femme assis , is located near the MJC du Mont Mesly at the intersection of Juliette-Savar and René-Arcos streets.

  • Sculpture The seated woman by Marthe Baumel-Schwenck in Créteil.
  • Créteil water tower, rue Juliette-Savar.

Natural heritage

The city ‘s green spaces cover 180  hectares, including the leisure island of Créteil , with the lake at its center , which occupies an area of 59  hectares. We can also mention the Dupeyroux park, the Brèche park, the banks of the Marne and the river islands.

Cultural heritage 

Cultural places 

  • The Abbey of Créteil (1906-1908) 
  • The Maison des arts et de la culture de Créteil “  André Malraux  ”
  • The Casalis and Coteaux-du-Sud theaters.
  • The UGC Ciné Cité Créteil cinemas, the Palais Cinemas and La Lucarne.
  • The Georges Duhamel and Jean Cocteau village halls .
  • The neighborhood MJCs .
  • The Robert-Oubron Sports Palace .
  • The National Choreographic Center .


Place Salvador Allende , 94010 Créteil CEDEX
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