Ivry-sur-Seine is a
Francilienne commune of
the Val-de-Marne, located in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, France.
is located . (3.3 miles) from the center
Chinatown, located in the 13th
arrondissment the city which borders the commune of Ivry, has now
spread to the northern parts of Ivry.
Many overseas Chinese
companies and Asian food warehouses are located in Ivry.
Originally, Ivry-sur-Seine was called simply Ivry. The name Ivry
comes from Medieval Latin
, perhaps meaning "estate of
Eburius (the Latinized form of the Gallic
Eburos)", a Gallo-Roman
the name of the commune officially became Ivry-sur-Seine (meaning
"Ivry upon Seine"), in order
to distinguish it from other communes of France also called
On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing
neighboring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the
commune of Ivry-sur-Seine was annexed to Paris, and now forms the
Chinatown area of the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
Ivry-sur-Seine is perhaps most famous as the place of execution of
March 1963. Richard Ellman also notes that James Joyce's
, received psychiatric treatment in the
commune's hospital in 1936 and was visited by both Joyce and
Ivry-sur-Seine is served by two railway
stations on the Paris Métro Line
7: Pierre Curie and Mairie d'Ivry.
of the commune is served by Ivry-sur-Seine station on Paris RER line C
with stops at the Bibliothèque Nationale de
France and the city centre.
Airport is located to the south of
Images from Ivry
Image:Gare_Ivry-sur-Seine.JPG|Ivry RER Railway StationImage:Moulin
d'Ivry.jpg|Old Windmill near the 13th
ArrondisementImage:Pont_du_port_à_l'anglais.JPG|Port à l'anglais
Ivry sur Seine Church
- Pierre Contant d'Ivry
(1698-1777), architect born in Ivry-sur-Seine.
- Maurice Thorez, former leader of
the French Communist Party, elected deputy for d'Ivry-sur-Seine in
1932 until his death in 1964.
- Jean Renaudie, architect and
founder of the Atelier de Montrouge who was responsible for the
complete renovation of Ivry town centre.
- Paul Boccara, economist and
- Nicolas Appert (1749-1841),
inventor, spent a number of years in Ivry-sur-Seine
- Jean Ferrat, singer, spent a number
of years in Ivry-sur-Seine before settling in Ardèche.
- Antoine Spire, sociologist and
- Antonin Artaud, writer, died in
Ivry-sur-Seine on 4 March 1948.
- Dany N'Guessan, footballer,
currently playing for Leicester City F.C. in the English Coca Cola
- David Ben Soussan, loukoum
with kebab sauce inventor, which was a hit in Ivry during the 70's.
Now works for "Les délices d'Orient", a famous Greek restaurant in
front of the local church.