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Garden City

Discover our slide show of the garden city of Suresnes.

Visit the garden city of Suresnes

At the beginning of the 20th century, a real policy of social housing was introduced in France, with the urban concept of "Garden-Cites" from England. In a context of housing crisis, a solution is sought to disrupt Paris and create a self-sufficient housing projects on the outskirts of the capital. Henri Sellier, President of the Public Housing Office in Bon March (OPDHBM) of the Seine Department, Minister of Public Health then Mayor of Suresnes, initiates a total of 15 garden-cities in the region (Ile-de-France). True utopias, these cities, often implanted in a very green framework, respond to the hygienistic preoccupations of his contemporaries.

B. Moyen / Office de Tourisme de Suresnes

The MUSeum team regularly organizes visits of the garden city of Suresnes as well as the newly renovated show flat. For more information, contact them at +33 (0)1.41.18.18.75 or mus@ville-suresnes.fr

The Suresnes Tourist Information Centre joined in 2018 the Regional Association of City-Gardens of Ile-de-France whose objective is to preserve, enhance and promote this heritage.

The Garden City of Suresnes is certified " Heritage of regional interest " since July, 2018.



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