Les Lilas

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Les Lilas is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located Template:Convert from the centre of Paris.

History

The commune of Les Lilas (literally "the lilacs") was created on 24 July 1867 by detaching a part of the territory of Romainville and merging it with a part of the territory of Pantin and a part of the territory of Bagnolet.

Heraldry

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Transport

Les Lilas is served by Mairie des Lilas station on Paris Métro Line 11.

Notable residents

  • It is the home of the exiled royal family of Montenegro.
  • It is the birthplace of French actress Maïwenn Le Besco.
  • Blanstel Koussalouka, footballer

In popular culture

Les Lilas is known for the hit 1958 song by Serge Gainsbourg, "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas", about a ticket puncher at the Porte des Lilas Métro station. This Métro station is actually in Paris, one stop away from the Mairie des Lilas Métro station which is in Les Lilas.

See also

  • Communes of the Seine-Saint-Denis department

References

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External links

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Les Lilas City Hall

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