The Norman Pavillon at the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne

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Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°46′22″N 2°20′11″E / 48.7727°N 2.3363°E / 48.7727; 2.3363Coordinates: 48°46′22″N 2°20′11″E / 48.7727°N 2.3363°E / 48.7727; 2.3363
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Canton L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Intercommunality Val de Bièvre
  Mayor (20082014) Vincent Jeanbrun
Area1 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Population (2015[1])2 31,498
  Density 8,300/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 94038 / 94240
Elevation 45–110 m (148–361 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses (pronounced [lai le ʁoz]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.5 km (5.3 mi) from the centre of Paris. L'Haÿ-les-Roses is a sous-préfecture of the Val-de-Marne département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of L'Haÿ-les-Roses.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses owes the second part of its name to a famous rose garden located there.


The commune of L'Haÿ-les-Roses was originally called simply L'Haÿ. The name was recorded for the first time in a charter of Charlemagne in 798 as Laiacum, sometimes also spelt Lagiacum, meaning "estate of Lagius", a Gallo-Roman landowner. The name was later corrupted into Lay, Lahy, and eventually L'Haÿ.

In May 1914 the name of the commune became officially L'Haÿ-les-Roses (meaning "L'Haÿ the roses") in honour of Roseraie du Val-de-Marne, the renowned rose garden created in 1899 by Jules Gravereaux, one of the founders of the Bon Marché department store in Paris.


Primary schools in the commune:[2]

Junior high schools: Collège Pierre de Ronsard and Collège Chevreul.[3]

Senior high schools/sixth-form colleges are in surrounding municipalities:[3]

Notable people

International relations

L'Haÿ-les-Roses is twinned with:

See also


  1. L'Haÿ-les-Roses town council website (in french) http://www.lhaylesroses.fr/article/archive/491/. Retrieved 9 May 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Liste des établissements scolaires de la ville." L'Haÿ-les-Roses. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Liste des collèges et lycées de la commune." L'Haÿ-les-Roses. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
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