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is a commune
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in the western suburbs of Paris
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. It is in the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine is designated number 92 of the 101 départements in France. It is part of the Île-de-France region, and covers the western inner suburbs of Paris...
department 13.9 km (8.6 mi) from the center of Paris
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The people who live in the commune are called Vaucressonais
. Vaucresson contains abundant parkland; 22 of its 308 hectares are classed as natural zones. Today Vaucresson is principally a wealthy residential community, and has the ninth highest household income of any commune in France. http://www.linternaute.com/ville/classement/richesse/36566/4/1/0/0/index.shtml
Vaucresson has a movie theatre called "Cinema Normandie". There is also a cultural centre, "La Mongolfiere", which offers many activities and cultural exhibits. The name was given as a reminder of the first hot air balloon which set off from the chateau de versailles the 19th of September 1783 and landed in Vaucresson, carrying a duck, a rooster and a lamb.
Vaucresson is served by Vaucresson station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.
- Jean Ferrat
Jean Ferrat was a French singer-songwriter and poet. He specialized in singing poetry, particularly that of Louis Aragon.-Biography:...
, author, poet and singer, was born here in 1930.
- Yves du Manoir
Yves Frantz Loys Marie Le Pelley du Manoir, known as Yves du Manoir was a French rugby player....
, French rugby player, born here in 1904