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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Houilles
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°55′34″N 2°11′21″E / 48.9261°N 2.1892°E / 48.9261; 2.1892Coordinates: 48°55′34″N 2°11′21″E / 48.9261°N 2.1892°E / 48.9261; 2.1892
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Houilles
Intercommunality CA Saint Germain Boucles Seine
 • Mayor Alexandre Joly
Area1 4.43 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 31,142
 • Density 7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78311 /78800
Elevation 27–57 m (89–187 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.

Houilles is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is a northwestern suburb of Paris, located 14.2 km (8.8 mi) from the center of Paris.


Houilles is served by Houilles – Carrières-sur-Seine station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.


Until 2000, the command post of French Navy's Ballistic Missile Submarine Force was based at Houilles.

Victor Schoelcher, a French abolitionist writer in the 19th century and the main spokesman for a group from Paris who worked for the abolition of slavery died in Houilles on 25 December 1893.

A nursery school, a street and a statue carry his name, the house in which he died in 1893 is at 26 Avenue Victor Schoelcher. Houilles acquired the house in 2011.


Houilles has fifteen preschool and elementary schools and three junior high schools.[1]

Junior high schools:

  • Collège Alphonse-de-Lamartine
  • Collège Guy-de-Maupassant
  • Collège Sainte-Thérèse

Nearby senior high schools/sixth form colleges:[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Houilles is twinned with:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Liste des établissements scolaires." Houilles. Retrieved on September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Partnerstädte - Friedrichsdorf". Friedrichsdorf Town Council (in German). © Stadt Friedrichsdorf 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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