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Rueil-Malmaison

 

Rueil-Malmaison is a French commune located in the Hauts-de-Seine department in the Île-de-France region. Until 1928, the town was called Rueil.

 

Geography

Location
Rueil-Malmaison is the largest municipality in Hauts-de-Seine. Established on the left bank of the Seine, it borders on Nanterre, Suresnes, Saint-Cloud, Garches and Vaucresson in the Hauts-de-Seine, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Bougival, Croissy-sur-Seine and Chatou in the Yvelines.

It has 520 hectares of public green spaces divided between the forest of Malmaison (wood of Saint Cucufa, of which 197 hectares out of 201 hectares are located in Rueil-Malmaison), the natural area of the Gallicourts valley (43 hectares) 2 and the 107 hectares of public green spaces including 37 hectares of parks and squares (including 17 hectares of Bois Préau park).

 

Communication routes and transport

Roads
There are two main axes that cross Rueil-Malmaison:

the A86: it passes in a tunnel under the north-western part of the city, parallel to the Seine, sometimes in the open, sometimes covered. It has several exits in the city, the main one at Jonchère, on the western edge of Rueil-Malmaison.
the D913 (formerly N13, decommissioned since 2006): it starts from La Défense crosses the city by avenue Napoléon-Bonaparte along the city center from the north, Bougival, to head towards Saint-Germain-en-Laye and go west, Chambourcy, etc.

Active transport
Rueil is the point of arrival of the Blue Promenade, a pedestrian and cycling route starting in Colombes, which follows the old towpath of the Seine for 10 km.

This same path accommodates a long section of the international bicycle-route Avenue verte Paris-London, which arrives from Nanterre and continues at the Pont de Chatou on the opposite bank of the Seine.

The town must eventually be crossed by the major green axis, a cycle path that will link all the municipalities of the department. The town of Rueil-Malmaison has made substantial progress in building this track, in particular on the banks of the Seine and along the rue du Commandant-Jacquot.

The Rueil-Malmaison tourist office publishes a map of cycle routes of municipal interest:

City center / banks of the Seine route by the swimming pool
rue Casanova, place Bir-Hakeim, rue Messire-Aubin, avenue de l'Impératrice-Joséphine, place Osiris, boulevard Marcel-Pourtout, rural road 25 along the A86 on the golf course.
Nanterre / Bougival route along the banks of the Seine
Boulevard Belle-Rive, Quai Adolphe-Giquel, Allée Jacques-Prévert, Rue Henri-Sainte-Claire-Deville, Avenue de Chatou.
RER station / banks of the Seine route
avenue de Seine.
Nanterre / Bougival route by sports facilities (swimming pool, stadium, Jean-Dame sports complex)
rue Nadar, rural roads 22 and 21, boulevard Franklin-Roosevelt, rue des Trianons, rue Isabey, avenue des Chateaupieds, rue Beaumarchais, rue Geneviève-Couturier, impasse du Donjon, rue des Souffrettes, rue du Docteur-Guionis, rue Jean- Baptiste-Besche.
Rueil-sur-Seine / Les Martinets college route via the banks of the Seine
boulevard Belle-Rive, avenue des Acacias, boulevard des Coteaux, rue du Docteur-Charcot, in its part between boulevard des Coteaux and avenue du Stade.

Public transport
Rueil-Malmaison is connected to the RER network via the Rueil-Malmaison station on the RER A branch in the direction of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (A1).

Numerous bus lines connect Rueil-Malmaison to Paris and the neighboring municipalities, via the Île-de-France bus networks:
14 lines of the RATP network: 141, 144, 158, 163, 241, 244, 258, 259, 263, 367, 459, 467, 563, 564 and 565
1 line of the Seine bus network: B
1 line of the Transdev Nanterre network: 27, 503
1 line of the Hourtoule network: 111
2 lines of the Noctilien network: N53 and N153.