Issy-les-Moulineaux is a commune in the southwestern suburban area of Paris, France, lying on the left bank of the river Seine. It is one of Paris’ entrances and is located 6.6 km (4.1 mi) from Notre-Dame Church, which is considered Kilometre zero of France.
|Mayor||André Santini (UDI)|
|Area1||4.25 km2 (1.64 sq mi)|
|Density||16,000/km2 (42,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Issy-les-Moulineaux has successfully moved its economy from an old manufacturing base to high value-added service sectors and is at the heart of the Val de Seine business district, the largest cluster of telecommunication and media businesses in France hosting the headquarters of most major French TV networks.
Originally, Issy-les-Moulineaux was simply called Issy. The name Issy comes from Medieval Latin Issiacum or Isciacum, perhaps meaning “estate of Isicius (or Iccius)”.
In 1893 Issy officially became Issy-les-Moulineaux. Les Moulineaux was the name of a hamlet on the territory of the commune, apparently named Les Moulineaux due to the windmills that stood there.
Local Culture and Heritage
The city of Issy-les-Moulineaux also has a music conservatory accessible to all inhabitants of the territory of Grand Paris Seine Ouest.
Places and monuments
Museums and monuments
- St Etienne Church
- St. Savior Church
- The Town Hall
- French Museum of the Playing Card
- Saint-Sulpice Seminar
- the PACI, Palais des Arts et des Congrès in Issy-les-Moulineaux, hosting many cultural events
- Issy-les-Moulineaux Armenian Genocide Memorial
- Castle of the Princes of Conti
Issy-les-Moulineaux is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 12:
- Corentin Celton
- Mairie d’Issy
Multiple Vélib’ and Autolib’ stations allow subscribers of those services to share bicycles or electric cars.
The commune has 17 public preschools, 16 public elementary schools. four public junior high schools, one public senior high school, and three private schools.
Junior high schools:
- Collège de la Paix
- Collège Henri Matisse
- Collège Georges Mandel
- Collège Victor Hugo
Lycée Eugène-Ionesco is the community’s public senior high school.
- Groupe scolaire La Salle Saint Nicolas (junior and senior high school)
- École Arménienne « TARKMANTCHATZ » (preschool and elementary school) – An Armenian school
- École Sainte-Clotilde (preschool and elementary school)
Issy is largely equipped with sports facilities: tennis courts, gymnasiums, swimming pools (including a swimming pool designed according to feng-shui principles in the eco-district of the Fort), stadiums, no archery, Climbing arches, pony club. The city’s flagship facility is the Robert-Charpentier Sports Center , the third largest sports area in Europe.
More than two thousand sports events are planned and organized every year: football matches, boxing matches, gymnastics competitions.