Sequin island

seguin-new-1930 - source: renault
seguin-1919-map - source: renault

seguin-air1-1932 - source renault

seguin-air2 - source: renault

seguin-70s - source: renault

In 1919 Louis Renault bought the island when he already had factories on both banks. In the 1930's it was the face of the company. It grew into a self supporting town of car manufactoring. In 2005 the buildings where demolished. Sequin island in the Seine is becoming a place for arts, but used to be a formidable factory. Holy ground to Renault fans. Hope to visit there once.

See Wikipedia for the whole story.

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