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Le Vésinet (Municipality, Yvelines, France)

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Flag of Le Vésinet - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 18 January 2002

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Presentation of Le Vésinet

The municipality of Le Vésinet (16,339 inhabitants - Vésigondins - in 2008; 500 ha) is located west of Paris..

The French composer and organist Jehan Alain (1911-1940), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, close to Le Vésinet, hold the organ in one of the churches of Le Vésinet. Since his death in the beginning of the Second World War, his sister Marie-Claire (b. 1926) has not stopped editing, promoting and playing her brother's works, which are among the most original organ works of the 20th century. Marie-Claire Alain is also noted for her interpretations of French organ music (Saint-Saëns' Symphony with Organ and Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and String Orchestra).
The philosoph Alain (a.k.a. Emile Chartier, 1868-1951), not related to the organist, lived in Le Vésinet from 1917 to his death. Alain's philosophy, easy to read and understand but not simplistic, is a pleasant mix of Cartesian humanism and Socratic irreverence.

Ivan Sache, 18 January 2002

Flag of Le Vésinet

The flag of Le Vésinet, as communicated by the municipal administration, is white with the municipal coat of arms surmounted with the name of the town.

Arnaud Leroy, 18 January 2002