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Sèvres is a commune in the south-western suburbs of Parismarker, Francemarker. It is located 9.9 km (6.2 miles) from the center of Paris.

The town is known for its porcelain manufacture, the Manufacture nationale de Sèvresmarker, making the famous Sèvres porcelain, as well as being the location of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

History

  • May 20, 1875: The Convention du Mètre is signed in Sèvres. This convention is an international treaty that established three organizations to oversee the keeping of metric standards.


  • After the First World War, in Sèvres the peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire was signed.




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Twin towns

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Transport

Sèvres is served by Sèvres – Rive Gauche station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Sèvres – Ville d'Avray station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Sport

Sèvres is hosting the French Federation of Sport Blowgun (France Sport Blowgun Association), founded in 2004 by Stéphane Jouanneau (Blowgun Long-Distance Vice World Champion)

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