- a city in and the capital of Hauts-de-Seine, in N France: W suburb of Paris.
- a department in N France. 63 sq. mi. (163 sq. km). Capital: Nanterre.
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Giocanti and Lagarde met teaching law at Nanterre University 30 years ago before losing touch.Christine Lagarde Named New IMF Chief
June 28, 2011
We have just purchased a superb villa at Nanterre for the housing of our first establishment.The Nabob
It will even be a good example that we shall set to Nanterre.Original Short Stories, Volume 9 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
At Nanterre he even wanted to ride, but this was not allowed.Marguerite de Valois
In that church was the shepherdess of Nanterre buried beside Clovis and Clotilda.
Tullia has always been very careful to say nothing of her family; we have a vague idea that she comes from Nanterre.A Prince of Bohemia
Honore de Balzac
- a town in N France, on the Seine: an industrial suburb of Paris. Pop: 84 281 (1999)
- a department of N central France, in Île-de-France region just west of Paris: formed in 1964. Capital: Nanterre. Pop: 1 470 706 (2003 est). Area: 175 sq km (68 sq miles)
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