Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (săN-mōr-dā-fôsāˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 77,492), Val-de-Marne dept., N central France, on the Marne River. An industrial suburb of Paris, it manufactures automobile parts, ball bearings, electrical equipment, asbestos and paper products, and furniture. It is connected to Paris by metro. St. Nicholas Church (12th–14th cent.) houses a statue of Our Lady of Miracles, an object of pilgrimages.
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