Montrouge

France

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.

CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
CantonMontrouge
Government
 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)

Economy

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)

Education

Montrouge is located in the academy of Versailles .

Schools 

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

Health 

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 .

Sports 

  • 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

Contact

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