Grigny, Essonne

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Railway station
Railway station
Coat of arms of Grigny
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°39′22″N 2°23′06″E / 48.6562°N 2.3849°E / 48.6562; 2.3849Coordinates: 48°39′22″N 2°23′06″E / 48.6562°N 2.3849°E / 48.6562; 2.3849
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Évry
Canton Viry-Châtillon
Intercommunality CA Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Philippe Rio[1]
Area1 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,790
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) French: grignois(e)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 91286 /91350
Elevation 32–84 m (105–276 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.

Grigny (French pronunciation: ​[ɡʁiɲi]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 21.8 km (13.5 mi) from the center of Paris.


Grigny is served by Grigny – Centre station on Paris RER line D.

Avenue des Sablons[edit]

The Avenue des Sablons, about 10 km long, is the main thoroughfare of Grigny, a small town in the suburbs of Paris. A new town, under-populated in the 1980s, Grigny has been the target of massive investment in house construction, the Avenue des Sablons, as the town's main street, gives access to about 4,000 residential properties, and construction is still in progress. Many estate agents and letting agents are located here because of the great potential of the area, it is located in the district of Grigny 2.


The city has one of the highest rates of poverty and crime in the Essonne. There have been riots, particularly in the area of the Grande Borne. There were overnight clashes in Grigny on 6–7 November 2005, which left 10 police injured, two seriously.[2]

On 8 July 2016, police investigated a burned car and were greeted by several bowling balls, glass bottles and stones thrown from towers. Five policemen were wounded by the missile throwing and it took reinforcements of the National Gendarmerie to restore calm.[3]

On 28 May 2016, a police car was destroyed and two police officers were injured in clashes with over one hundred youths, some thirty people armed with stones, bottles and iron bars forced a police patrol to turn back and were later joined by 70 others. A single person was arrested.[4]

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