Orly is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 12.7 km (7.9 mi) from the center of Paris.

The name of Orly came from Latin Aureliacum, "the villa of Aurelius".

Paris-Orly Airport partially lies on the territory of the commune of Orly, which gave its name to the airport.

Transport

Orly is served by two stations on Paris RER line C: Les Saules and Orly – Ville.

Education

Schools in Orly:

  • Preschools (écoles maternelles): Cité Jardins, Jean Moulin, Joliot-Curie, Marcel Cachin, Noyer-Grenot, Paul Eluard, Romain Rolland
  • Elementary schools (écoles élémentaires): Cité Jardins, Centre, Jean Moulin, Joliot-Curie, Marcel Cachin A and B, Paul Eluard A and B, Romain Rolland A and B
  • Junior high schools: Collège Dorval and Collège Desnos
  • One senior high school/sixth-form college: Lycée des métiers Armand Guillaumin

Lycée Guillaume Apollinaire, a senior high/sixth-form in Thiais; and Lycée Georges Brassens, a senior high/sixth-form in Villeneuve-le-Roi, are nearby.

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