City of Vélizy-Villacoublay

A little history

Let's return to the origins of the city.

The origins

"Villacoublay" is formed of the Latin word villa and a Gallo-Roman patronymic, Escoblenus.

The present town is the meeting of the seigneuries of Vélizy-Villacoublay and Ursine which, in the Middle Ages, were the properties of the Hôtel-Dieu of Notre-Dame de Paris. It is then the Louvois family, already owner of the seigneuries of Chaville and Meudon, which gradually acquires these territories. Louis XIV bought in 1695 the lordships of Ursine and Villacoublay enlarging his domain of royal hunts. Velizy entered the territory of hunting only under Louis XVI.

The imprint left by Louvois is now visible with the church of Saint-Denis. Even today, the tympanum of the portal (which is not original) presents the arms of Louvois, the three salamanders. They are worn by two majestic lions, the whole is crowned with the royal crown.

In the 19th century, Vélizy was the scene of struggles against the invasion of the Prussians. In 1815, the city burned almost totally (which earned it the nickname "Little Moscow"), and then in 1870-1871. At the beginning of the 20th century, Vélizy and the hamlet of Villacoublay have 270 inhabitants. The city is one of the most important from the agricultural point of view of the department of Seine-et-Oise: 3 large farms share the exploitation of the farms.

Municipal Council of 24 May 1957

From 1930 to 1975


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