©

Montrouge trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Montrouge

(3.3/5 based on 40+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: shopping, classes
Montrouge is a commune in the southern Parisian suburbs, located 4.4km from the center of Paris, France. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. After a long period of decline, the population has increased again in recent years.HistoryThere are a number of colorful traditions about the name "Montrouge", but it appears that it in fact comes from the Latin words monte (mountain) and rubeus (red), meaning Red Mountain, because of the reddish color of the earth in this area.The name of the community was first mentioned in monastery documents in 1194.Throughout the Middle Ages, the hamlet was home to monasteries and a number of religious orders, while in the 15th century it became the site of quarries used for the reconstruction of Paris. The late sixteenth century saw the plain of Montrouge named "reserve for royal hunts", and during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was known for its windmills, which, sadly, have all now disappeared.On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, most of the commune of Montrouge was annexed to Paris, forming what is now called Petit-Montrouge, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The remainder of Montrouge was preserved as an independent town.In 1875, the town gained a few thousand square metres from the neighboring communes of Châtillon and Bagneux (principally in the neighborhood (le quartier) called Haut Mesnil).On 8 January 2015, Municipal Police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe was shot and killed in the commune, purportedly by Amedy Coulibaly. Coulibaly was reported to be an accomplice of Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, the suspected perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo shooting. The next day, he was gunned down by police during a siege that left four hostages dead and several other people injured.
To personalize your trip to Montrouge, create itinerary details specific to you using our France vacation trip planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Montrouge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Montrouge:
Sightseeing, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nightlife, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, adventure, spas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Hauts-de-Seine

11 days in France & Moscow BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Meudon & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in La Defense BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in La Defense BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Meudon & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Meudon & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Meudon & Paris BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Clichy BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Clichy BY A USER FROM JAPAN January, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Puteaux BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Paris & Puteaux BY A USER FROM CHILE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News