Besides being an important city of Île-de-France, also has an impressive architectural and historical heritage bearing witness to the antiquity of this city near Paris.

Culture and Sights

Places and monuments 

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

  • Gallo-Romans with the discovery of a vast peripheral gallery ii E or iii th  century AD .
  • Saint-Rémy Church , listed in the inventory of historical monuments. It is built in a flamboyant Gothic style, and was consecrated in 1449. It includes a nave terminated by a three-sided choir. Part of this ship was built in the xix th  century, at that time were added frescoes painted. The bell tower, following the destruction of the war of 1870-1871, was raised in 1874. A renovation of the interior of the church began in mid-2006.
  • The castle of Vanves or castle of Claude Lebas de Montargis , built in 1698 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart , who gave his name to the buildings housing the administration of the famous Michelet high school .
    This residence was acquired in 1717 by one of the most powerful figures of the kingdom: Louis IV Henri de Bourbon-Condé , prince de Condé.
  • Prieuré Sainte-Bathilde, monastery founded in 1921 by Mother Waddington-Demas on the advice of a monk from Ligugé , Dom Jean Messe. The monastery was built between 1934 and 1936 by Dom Bellot , architect monk. The church was consecrated by M gr  Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII in 1949 .
  • Church of Saint-François-d’Assise , consecrated in 1986, on the site of an old church from 1921 demolished in 1980.

Cultural heritage 

  • At the xvi th  century, during the Renaissance , the town is known for the quality of its butter .
  • The Frédéric-Pic municipal park, in the 18th century, a domain owned by the Duchess of Mortemart, transformed into a nursing home by doctors Jean-Pierre Falret and Félix Voisin in 1822. The rue Falret which runs alongside the park today testifies to this history. The estate was saved from real estate speculation by the mayor Frédéric Pic and became the municipal park, it was inaugurated in 1939.
  • In 1953 , the school doctor, Max Fourestier , launched in Vanves the first French snow class .
  • Vanves housed in an old building, near the Saint-Rémy church, the former head office of the DEF company and then the “police station” of the Julie Lescaut police series . This building has been destroyed and made way for an apartment building since the third quarter of 2012, after a period devoted to archaeological excavations .
  • The Cinema of Vanves.
  • Since 1997, the Théâtre de Vanves has hosted the Artdanthé festival , a contemporary dance event aimed at supporting new companies and popularizing dance.
  • The conservatory.
  • The Albert-Gazier socio-cultural space.
  • The Sébastien-Giner room, located in the Plateau.
  • The Panopée room, located near the Vanves – Malakoff station .

Cultural events and festivities 

  • Artdanthé (dance, theater, music and visual arts)
  • Fridays of Improv (Theatrical Improvisation)


City of Vanves
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