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Subprefecture and commune
The Norman Pavillon at the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne
The Norman Pavillon at the Roseraie du Val-de-Marne
Coat of arms of L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
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 Grand Paris
 • Mayor (2008–2014) 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 [la.i 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.

It is one of the very few French communes with a ÿ in its name.


Primary schools in the commune:[2]

  • Seven preschools: Blondeaux, La Roseraie, Garennes, Hardin Parisien, Lallier I, Lallier II, Vallée-aux-Renards
  • Seven elementary schools: Blondeaux, Centre, Jardin Parisien A, Jardin Parisien B, Lallier A, Lallier B, Vallée-aux-Renards

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

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

Notable people[edit]

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L'Haÿ-les-Roses is twinned with:

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  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. ^ a b "Liste des collèges et lycées de la commune." L'Haÿ-les-Roses. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.

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