The village on the West side
In a privileged and exceptional environment, Louveciennes, called ‘The Village’, counts around eight thousand inhabitants, the Louveciennois or the Luciennois. The commune includes numerous parks and woods. It is a green city which benefits from having some natural spaces linked to the historical past of the city which used to include the parks of several châteaux, but also benefits from various wood lines and forested areas, namely the Bois de Louveciennes and the national forest of Marly, a presidential hunting reserve. Limited by the constraints of the law on natural protection, the land planning has remained concentrated on the traffic movement areas and namely the railway line. Its evolution is quite limited by the density of the listed natural spaces and by the presence of large quarries and mushroom growing caves. The reserve of land is thus rare.
Preserved but very well connected
The city is at the same time preserved from the pollution due to the arterial roads and very well served by the road and train networks. Crossed from one end to the other by line L of the Transilien suburban SNCF train to Paris Saint-Lazare, it also benefits from the bus connections from La Défense and Saint-Germain-en-Laye and from Véolia line from Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Louveciennes has a Transilien train station situated in its heart of town, connecting it within a quarter of an hour to La Défense business center and within twenty-five minutes to Saint-lazare train terminal. The commune is also served by numerous Transdev lines.
Cultural and sportive
All the school, cultural and sports equipments are renowned for their quality and the city counts a lot of very active associations, like Academy Gabriel Fauré for the Fine Arts, dance, music, theatre and painting, and the Maison des Enfants.
Housing is mostly large with 44% of five room-properties or more. Owners are a majority, and Louveciennes is a city composed of main family residences. It offers some beautiful mansions and properties; the habitat is upgrade and prestigious. A 330 sqm-designer house costs between 1.7 and 2 million euros.