La Courneuve


La Courneuve is a French commune , located in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis in the Île-de-France region . Its inhabitants are called the Courneuviens and Courneuviennes .

CantonLa Courneuve
 Mayor (2020–2026)Gilles Poux (PCF)
Area17.52 km2 (2.90 sq mi)
Population (2017-01-01)43,054
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)


Businesses and shops 

If the inhabitants of the city live in poverty, the city itself has significant fiscal potential with an industrial zone straddling the city and Le Bourget and scattered establishments in the city. However, several large industrial companies have closed, such as Babcock , Meccano, Champagnole … while others have significantly reduced their workforce.

The main private employer in the city was Airbus Helicopters , with nearly 850 employees on site. 

The Airbus Helicopters site 
in La Courneuve in 2010.

Among the other large companies in the city, we can note: the bottling site of Orangina (the European bottling ), KDI (metallurgy), the carrier UPS. In addition to the recycling group Paprec , which is headquartered in the city, La Courneuve is home to many eco-companies ensuring recycling and waste treatment ( Derichebourg , Descours & Cabaud for the metal trade, automobile scrap yards ).

In the field of commercial activities, a subsidiary for the marketing of metallurgical products under the Klöckner groupemploys nearly 200 people on its Courneuvien site. Research and development activities, IT activities and engineering activities are playing a growing role in the local economy: IT now employs more than 140 people, while engineering activities employ nearly 1,100 people. 

A business incubator has been set up in the Tour district, and has hosted innovative businesses since 2005.

The municipality has had a geothermal heat network since 1982, with a total power of 48 megawatts, or the equivalent of the heat input, for heating and domestic hot water for 6,500 homes.


La Courneuve is served by La Courneuve – 8 Mai 1945 station on Paris Métro Line 7 and by La Courneuve – Aubervilliers station on Paris RER line B.

Local Culture and Heritage 

We can point out:

  • The diplomatic archives center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • The Jean-Houdremont cultural center , important cultural facility (media library, performance hall) located in the 4000 district . On its pediment is a sculpture by René Collamarini  ;
Centre culturel Jean Houdremont

Places and monuments

  • The church Saint-Lucien of the xii th  century once stood in the village center. With the urban redevelopment, it is now isolated near the Six-Routes crossroads.
  • The Saint-Yves des Quatre-Routes de la Courneuve church.
  • The chapel Emmanuel, built in 1963 and renovated in 2016.
  • The Pentecostal Church Paris Center Chrétien. It is affiliated, via the Community of African Expressions Churches in France (CEAF) to the Protestant Federation of France .
  • The city is home to other Muslim, Christian and Hindu places of worship. 
  • The Shelomo Selinger Resistance Memorial at the Quatre-Routes crossroads, a sculpted group inaugurated in 1987, is located just outside the metro station.
  • Since 1982, the Museum of Vegetable Cultures presents the agricultural heritage of the city as well as the techniques of open-field market gardening , in a former farm, 11 rue de l’Abreuvoir.
  • The Georges Valbon Park 
  • La Courneuve Park


In addition to Georges-Valbon Park (formerly known as La Courneuve Park ), we can notably note:

  • The Docteur-Justice dojo ;
  • The Tommie-Smith Sports House simultaneously with Rosa Parks Street  ;
  • The Géo-André stadium  ;
  • The interdepartmental sports park of Marville, which straddles the town and that of Saint-Denis, where the training and training centers of the Parisian and Audonian football club of Red Star are located  ;
  • Nelson-Mandela Stadium;
  • Béatrice-Hess sports center.

The La Courneuve Flash is a club French of football created in 1984 with the support of the municipality, including approximately 1400 licensees with a section flag (opposition non-contact sport whose rules are derived from American football) and cheerleaders. 


Avenue of the Republic 93120 La Courneuve
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