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Paris and inner ring départements
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Antony
Canton Malakoff
Intercommunality Sud de Seine
Mayor Catherine Margaté
Elevation 67–80 m (220–260 ft)
Land area1 2.07 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Population2 31,007  (2006)
 - Density 14,979 /km2 (38,800 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92046/ 92240
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 48°49′01″N 2°17′40″E / 48.8169°N 2.2944°E / 48.8169; 2.2944

Malakoff is a suburban commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department southwest of Paris, France. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from the centre of the city.



The commune of Malakoff was created on 8 November 1883 by detaching its territory from the commune of Vanves. It is named after the Battle of Malakoff, fought during the Crimean War.


Malakoff is served by two stations on Paris Métro line 13: Malakoff – Plateau de Vanves and Malakoff – Rue Étienne Dolet.

Malakoff on a painting by Henri Rousseau.

Malakoff is also served by Vanves – Malakoff station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line. This station is located at the border between the commune of Malakoff and the commune of Vanves, on the Vanves side of the border.

Notable residents

  • Adolphe Roehn, painter (1780–1867), died at Malakoff.
  • Hubert Ponscarme (1827–1903), sculptor and metalworker, member of the first city council. A street and a city gate are named for him. He lived in the Avenue Auguste Dumont, a name assigned to the street at the urging of Ponscarme himself; Dumont was his beloved teacher.
  • Charles Bourseul (1829–1912), savant, inventor of a method of transmitting words using electricity. He lived at 62, rue d'Arcueil (since named the rue Paul Vaillant-Couturier).
  • Henri Rousseau, called "The Customs Agent", (1844–1910), painter, took his nickname from the fact that his full-time job was as a collector of taxes (the octroi) at the Porte de Vanves in Malakoff.
  • Edmond Lachenal, (1855–1948), potter who opened his first pottery works (from 1880 to 1887) in the city.[1]
  • Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault (1872–1934), was a psychiatrist, an ethnologist, and a photographer. Lived in a beautiful villa in the rue Vincent Moris.
  • Pierre Curie (1859–1906) and Marie Curie (1867–1934) rented a house in the market street (rue du Marché, now called the rue Gabriel-Crié). In a shed on the property, they pursued some of their work with radium (1900 to 1904).
  • Henri Désiré Landru, serial killer, had a small garage on the Châtillon road (now called the avenue Pierre Brossolette) around the time of the First World War.
  • Eugène Christophe, cyclist (1885–1970), winner of the Milan-San Remo race and first wearer of the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.
  • Sanyu (1901–1966), painter, lived from 1928 to 1931 in Malakoff at the foot of Jean-Jacques Rousseau street.
  • Isaac Antcher (also called Ancer), painter (1889–1992), died at Malakoff where he lived for many years and established his studio between the two World Wars.
  • Francesca Solleville, singer, lives in Malakoff.
  • Marie-Claude Treilhou, film director, lives in Malakoff.
  • Pablo Reinoso, artist and designer, lives in Malakoff.
  • Pierre Ascaride, a theatrical director, lives in Malakoff.
  • Laure Adler, journalist and writer, lives in Malakoff.
  • Christian Boltanski lives and works in Malakoff.
  • Louis de Grandmaison, painter, lived in Malakoff.
  • Sam Szafran, artist, lives and works in Malakoff

See also


External links

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