Charenton-le-Pont (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁɑ̃tɔ̃ lə pɔ̃] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.2 km (3.9 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.

Arthur Dussault Square in Charenton
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Charenton-le-Pont
Paris and inner ring departments
Charenton-le-Pont (Île-de-France (region))
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Hervé Gicquel
1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
 • Density16,000/km2 (42,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94018 /94220
Elevation28–57 m (92–187 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Public park in Charenton-le-Pont, nearby Charenton-Ecoles metro station

The Charenton Psychiatric Hospital is located in the neighbouring commune Charenton-Saint-Maurice, which changed its name in 1842 to Saint Maurice.

Charenton shares the association football club CA Paris-Charenton with nearby town Maisons-Alfort. They play in all red with blue shorts. They are a merger between CA Paris (founded in 1892), who won the 1920 Coupe de France, were second place in the 1928 Coupe de France, played in the first two seasons of Ligue 1, and then played in Ligue 2 until 1963, and SO Charentonnais (founded in 1904). The two merged in 1964. The club is chaired by Oscar Gonçalves. They mainly play at the Stade Henri Guérin in Charenton, but also play many matches at the Stade Charentonneau in Maisons-Alfort.



A Bronze Age hoard of weapons was found in the river Seine at Charenton in the late nineteenth century. Comprising swords, axes, spearheads and other miscellaneous objects, it is now in the British Museum.[2]

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, half of the commune of Bercy was annexed to the city of the Paris, and the remaining half was annexed to Charenton-le-Pont.

In 1929, the commune of Charenton-le-Pont lost about a third of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a small part of which belonged to Charenton-le-Pont.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,500—    
1800 1,126−4.01%
1806 1,264+1.95%
1821 1,400+0.68%
1831 1,977+3.51%
1836 2,558+5.29%
1841 3,393+5.81%
1846 3,505+0.65%
1851 3,219−1.69%
1856 4,258+5.75%
1861 5,534+5.38%
1866 6,190+2.27%
1872 7,141+2.41%
1876 8,822+5.43%
1881 11,826+6.04%
1886 13,535+2.74%
1891 15,306+2.49%
1896 16,811+1.89%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 17,980+1.35%
1906 18,372+0.43%
1911 19,499+1.20%
1921 20,872+0.68%
1926 20,891+0.02%
1931 21,098+0.20%
1936 20,946−0.14%
1946 21,457+0.24%
1954 22,079+0.36%
1962 22,530+0.25%
1968 22,300−0.17%
1975 20,468−1.22%
1982 20,500+0.02%
1990 21,872+0.81%
1999 26,582+2.19%
2007 28,414+0.84%
2012 30,148+1.19%
2017 30,374+0.15%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]


Charenton-le-Pont is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 8: Liberté and Charenton — Écoles.


As of 2015 the commune has 14 public and private schools.[5]

  • Public preschools (écoles maternelles): 4 vents, Cerisae, Champ des Alouettes, Conflans, Port au Lions, and Valmy
  • Public elementary schools: Briand A, Briand B, Desnos, Pasteur, and Valmy
  • Collège la Cerisaie (junior high school)
  • Lycée Robert Schuman (public senior high school/sixth-form college)
  • Notre dame des Missions (private school, elementary through senior high school/sixth form college)

Twin towns - Sister cities

Charenton-le-Pont is twinned with:


See also


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018" . INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ British Museum Collection
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Charenton-le-Pont , EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968 , INSEE
  5. ^ "Les établissements scolaires de Charenton ." Charenton. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via]" . Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  7. ^ "Trowbridge - Market town twins with Arab city" . BBC News. BBC News Channel. 2006-10-03. Archived from the original on 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2013-08-01.

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