Saint-Maurice (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ moʁis] (listen)) is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.8 km (4.2 mi) from the center of Paris. The insane asylum Charenton was located in Saint-Maurice; it is now a psychiatric hospital.
Originally called Charenton-Saint-Maurice, the name of the commune was officially shortened to Saint-Maurice in 1842.
In 1929, the commune of Saint-Maurice lost half of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a part of which belonged to Saint-Maurice.
Saint-Maurice has a oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Saint-Maurice is 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). The average annual rainfall is 643.2 mm (25.32 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 20.8 °C (69.4 °F), and lowest in January, at around 4.7 °C (40.5 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Saint-Maurice was 43.6 °C (110.5 °F) on 25 July 2019; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −25.6 °C (−14.1 °F) on 10 December 1879.
Saint-Maurice is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Saint-Maurice is Charenton – Écoles station on Paris Métro Line 8. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Charenton-le-Pont, 0.6 km (0.37 mi) from the town center of Saint-Maurice.
Schools in the commune include four preschools (écoles maternelles): Ecole du Centre, Ecole Delacroix, Ecole de Gravelle, Ecole du Plateau, three elementary schools: Ecole du Centre, Ecole de Gravelle, and Annexe Roger Revet, and one junior high school, Collège Edmond Nocard.
Area senior high schools include Lycée Polyvalent Robert Schuman in Charenton-Le-Pont, Lycée Intercommunal Eugène Delacroix in Maisons-Alfort, and Lycée Marcelin Berthelot in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.
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