Boulogne-Billancourt


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Boulogne-Billancourt

(bo͞olô`nyə-bēyäNko͞or`), city (1990 pop. 101,971), Hauts-de-Seine dept., N central France, a suburb SW of Paris. One of the largest automobile factories in France is in the city. Other manufactures include airplanes, electrical goods, chemicals, bicycles, and processed foods. Part of the city is residential, with elegant homes bordering on the Bois de BoulogneBois de Boulogne
, park in Paris, France, bordering on the western suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. A favorite pleasure ground since the 17th cent., the park contains the race courses of Auteuil and Longchamps and many delightful promenades and bridle paths.
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. There is a 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
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Boulogne-Billancourt

an industrial suburb of SW Paris. Pop.: 106 367 (1999)
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According to Schroder, the asset is fully income producing and has a prominent location in Boulogne-Billancourt, a densely populated and established office area in western Paris.
The 1000lbs device, half of which was made of high explosive, was found on land owned by carmaker Renault in Boulogne-Billancourt, The Telegraph reports.
On March 3 1942, Bomber Command had ordered a mission to destroy the Renault factory at Boulogne-Billancourt, which was making an estimated 18,000 lorries a year for Nazi forces, who had then been occupying France for two years, the paper said.
Though the metropolitan chic of Pompidou is worlds away from the grittier realities of Boulogne-Billancourt, Jakob + MacFarlane respond sympathetically to Vasconi's hulking industrial monument.