Suresnes (Template:IPA-fr) is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located Template:Convert from the center of Paris. The nearest communes are Neuilly-sur-Seine, Puteaux, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud and Boulogne-Billancourt. It is also on a tram line giving access to La Defense and its rail services.
Fort Mont-Valérien (Mémorial de la France Combattante) is situated in this commune, and has a beautiful view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
In 1974 the Spanish Socialist Workers Party held its 26th Congress in Suresnes (it was illegal in Spain under Franco). Felipe González was elected Secretary General, replacing Rodolfo Llopis Ferrándiz. González was from the "reform" wing of the party, and his victory signaled a defeat for the historic and veteran wing of the Party. The direction of the party shifted from the exiles to the young people in Spain who had not fought in the Spanish Civil War.
Suresnes is served by Suresnes-Mont-Valérien station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail lines.
The Pont de Suresnes carries the Allée de Longchamp (one of the main traffic arteries) from the Bois de Boulogne over the Seine into the western suburbs of Paris.
People from Suresnes
- See Category:People from Suresnes
Though she was not born in Suresnes, Noor Inayat Khan the 'Indian Spy Princess', lived there with her family in a large estate known as 'Fazal Manzil' from 1920 to 1940 during which time she studied at the Sorbonne. Noor Inayat Khan later returned to France as a Special Operations Executive, spying for the Allied cause in occupied France. She was executed by the Nazis and posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre and the George Cross.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Suresnes is twinned with:
- Fort Mont-Valérien
- Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial
- Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine department