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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hauts-de-Seine

Bordering Paris, the commune of Vanves takes place in the department of Hauts-de-Seine, near Clamart and Issy-les-Moulineaux. Eleventh town in France's most densely populated, it is experiencing a significant public transport network for exploring the most beautiful sights of Île-de-France.

Francilienne city take its name from the Celtic, Venna, meaning Dam to fish. Medieval and rural village, it has experienced significant urbanization in the twentieth century, becoming an important economic siege of the area.

But Vanves, 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. cultural and sports events regularly enliven Vanves and city center rich in interest.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.8224840 (N 48° 49’ 21”)
Longitude2.2884050 (E 2° 17’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 35m to 78m
Surface area1.56 km²
Population28139 inhabitants
Density18037 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNanterre (10.7 mi, 22 min)
Insee code92075
IntercommunalityMét du Grand Paris

Nearest cities & towns

Malakoff1.2 mi (5 min)
Issy-les-Moulineaux1.7 mi (7 min)
Châtillon1.7 mi (6 min)
Montrouge1.8 mi (8 min)
Gentilly2.9 mi (11 min)
Clamart2.9 mi (12 min)
Fontenay-aux-Roses3 mi (12 min)
Bagneux3 mi (11 min)
Arcueil3.2 mi (12 min)
Meudon3.4 mi (13 min)
Sceaux3.7 mi (15 min)
Cachan4 mi (14 min)
Boulogne-Billancourt4 mi (12 min)
Châtenay-Malabry4.4 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Vanves has on its territory a large number of monuments and other attractions that catch the eye of fans of old stones and culture.

Listed as a Historical Monument, St Rémy church was consecrated in the middle of the fifteenth century. Gothic style, it has a nave dating of the nineteenth century and beautiful frescoes.

Vanves Castle, also known as Castle Claude Lebas Montargis, was built in the late seventeenth century by Mansart.

The nearby St. Bathilde Priory, built in 1930, has a church dedicated in 1949 by the future Pope John XXIII.

Several parks, cinemas and other theaters are cultural reputation Vanves throughout the Île-de-France.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Several markets take place in the heart of Vanves, and, every day except Monday and Sunday.

A bustling Christmas market is organized by year end.

In March, the spring of poets highlights this literary art popular in a few days time.

In June, Party in District offers several cultural and sporting events.

The Vanvéenne is a popular Running takes place every year in June.

For the music festival June 21, Air (e) s festival presents various concerts all over the city.

In early September, up to the autumn jumble sale at the Pic Park.

The Taste of the Village is a gastronomic festival that takes place every year in December.


Saturday 17 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 27°C
Sunday 18 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 27°C
Monday 19 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Macaroon Baking Class
Local flavours119 € Paris (1.8 mi)
Bread Making Class in a Parisian Bakery
Local flavours114 € Paris (1.9 mi)
Daytime Segway Tour of Paris (in English only)
Entertainment60 € Paris (2.1 mi)
Evening Segway Tour of Paris
Entertainment70 € Paris (2.1 mi)
Chic Picnic at 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant – 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower
Entertainment49 € Paris (2.3 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (3.7 mi)
Sentes and gardens
HikeEasy1h50Verrières-le-Buisson (5.4 mi)
Pr 4- A walking tour bright in colour
HikeEasy2h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (6.5 mi)
24 km for 2024 Edition 2018 course 15 km
HikeIntermediate4h25Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (6.6 mi)
24 km for 2024
HikeIntermediate6h25Pantin (7.3 mi)


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