Meudon


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Meudon

(mödôN`), town (1990 pop. 46,173), Hauts-de-Seine dept., N central France, a suburb SW of Paris. Metal products, automobile bodies, and explosives are the chief manufactures. The astrophysics department of the Paris Observatory is located in the pavilion of an 18th-century château, which commands a magnificent view of Paris. François Rabelais, Richard Wagner, and Auguste Rodin lived in Meudon. Rodin is buried in the garden of his villa, which is now a museum containing many of his sculptures.
References in classic literature ?
Once returned from the abysms of the utter North to that little house upon the outskirts of Meudon, it was not the philosopher, the daring observer, the man of iron energy that imposed himself on his family, but a fat and even plaintive jester, a farceur incarnate and kindly, the co-equal of his children, and, it must be written, not seldom the comic despair of Madame Lavalle, who, as she writes five years after the marriage, to her venerable mother, found "in this unequalled intellect whose name I bear the abandon of a large and very untidy boy.
The Mayor of Meudon, thunders at our door in the name of the Law, demanding, I suppose, my husband's head.
All Meudon attended in the streets, and my Xavier, after a long time comprehending what he had done, excused himself in a thousand apologies.
Of their tremendous significance be sure that the modest house at Meudon knew as little as that the Records would one day be the planet's standard in all official meteorology.
The king did not expect him so soon, and had just departed for the chase towards Meudon.
THE HOTEL INSPECTOR RETURNS (9pm Channel 5) IT'S NOT often Alex Polizzi finds a hotel she actually wants to buy, but two years ago she fell in love with the Meudon Hotel near Falmouth in Cornwall.
THE HOTEL INSPECTOR Wed C5 9pm NEW SERIES When this show's presenter, Alex Polizzi, visited the Meudon Hotel two years ago, she loved the idyllic Cornish setting but her verdict was that the business was on the s it brink of collapse as it had failed to move with the times.
According to the document, the company also plans to put the building at Meudon, on the outskirts of Paris, up for sale.
Four nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the three-star Forest Hill Meudon hotel (or similar) ?
10 THE HOTEL INSPECTOR Alex Polizzi travels to the Meudon Hotel in Falmouth.
13 January 2011 - French IT consulting group Steria (EPA:RIA) will move in July 2011 to a new head office of 22,500 sq m (242,200 sq ft) in Meudon, near Paris, built and managed by real estate developer Bouygues Immobilier.
Subsequently, the astronomers of Meudon Observatory reprocessed the plates with the 'composite' technique advocated by Bernard Lyot in 1941: for each plate, the eight or ten best images are selected and stacked under the enlarger, to produce a single averaged image.