Montrouge  is a commune in the southern Parisian suburbs, located 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from the centre of Paris, France.

The name “Montrouge” means Red Mountain – from mont (mountain) and rouge (red) – because of the reddish colour of the earth in this area.

 Mayor (2020–2026)Étienne Lengereau
Area12.07 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Population (2017-01-01)50,260
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)


Since the early years of the twenty-first century, professional services and telecommunications have been the main business activities.

  • Aeronautical and electronic engineering, Alstom, Schlumberger, Siemens AG, ST Microelectronics
  • Banking, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
  • Telecommunications, Orange
  • The Papier d’Arménie (lit. Armenian Paper)


Montrouge is located in the academy of Versailles .


The city operates seven nursery schools and seven elementary schools communal.

The department manages three colleges (Haut-Mesnil college, Robert-Doisneau college and Maurice-Genevoix college) and the Île-de-France region two high schools (Jean-Monnet high school and Maurice-Genevoix high school).

University life 

The Paris Descartes University and ENS co-located northwest of the city, Maurice Arnoux street. The university has set up its faculty of dental surgery there, while the ENS has a boarding school and a preparation center for the agrégation in physical sciences.

Haut-Mesnil college


Since May 2012, Montrouge has a “Health and Solidarity Pole” bringing together the municipal health center, the social action center, the social life district and the medico-psychological center.

Culture and heritage

Cultural events and festivities 

The Soleillades festival , the first edition of which took place in 2009, takes place in early fall. It replaces the Fête des Carriers, which, after thirty-five editions, no longer evoked the old limestone quarries except by name; nevertheless this historical reminder, with among other things specific costumes, perpetuated the memory of this profession, paying a certain tribute to workers linked to the development of Paris and its suburbs.

The contemporary art fair in Montrouge , created in 1955, exhibits works by contemporary artists from Europe. Following the creation of a European section in this show in 2000,

Salon de Montrouge

In 2007, the European Exhibition for Young Creators became the Biennial of Young European Creation, which aims to create a network of European cities, cultural institutions and contemporary art specialists to support emerging talents.

Place Émile-Cresp, Montrouge (with the belfry, the town hall of Montrouge and the church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur in the background).

Places and monuments 

The town includes many monuments listed in the general inventory of the cultural heritage of France.

  • The town hall (19th / 20th century), one of the oldest buildings in the city, has a central body built from 1880 to 1883, and two side wings designed and built between 1902 and 1903; 
  • The Belfry of the administrative center of Montrouge and the large Carillon de Montrouge installed in its outer passageway:
  • The primary school and nursery school known as the Haut-Mesnil school group
  • The Church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (listed as a historical monument)
  • The town hall, at n o  43 Republic Avenue, home to a set of four statues of stone monolith covered with white paint. 
  • Statues of Place Émile Cresp
  • Hippolyte Maindron , Boileau .
  • Armand Toussaint , Lavoisier (around 1850).
  • Auguste Ottin , Molière (around 1850).
  • Célestin-Anatole Calmels , Denis Papin .
Inside the Belfry Montrouge, France
  • Private mansion, 10, rue Gutenberg (1898)
  • The fort of Montrouge , built in 1843 is actually located in the town of Arcueil . Montrouge did not want to integrate the fort on the territory of the municipality, because, at the time, it should have supported the maintenance of the military.
  • The cemetery of Montrouge .


  • Le Montrouge Football Club 92 
  • The Athletic Circle of Montrouge (CAM): tennis and field hockey section
  • The SMM (Stade Multi-sports de Montrouge) with many sections (Athletics, Tennis, Judo, Basketball, Badminton, Pétanque, Bodybuilding, Swimming)
  • The Racing Club de Montrouge (RCM): rugby club from the city of Montrouge playing in the FFSE Championship
  • The CEB: Cercle Edouard Branco, starred taekwondo club
  • The Phoenix de Montrouge: Ultimate frisbee club playing within the championships (Indoor, Outdoor, Beach, Mixed, Open and Women) of the FFDF


City of Montrouge
43, avenue de la République
01 46 12 76 76