IntroductionOur communication will relate to the appropriation of domestic spaces by the Maghrebian women living in the great sets in France. Several research (Rouag, 1998), (Bekkar, 1991) underline the strong identification of the women of the Maghreb to domestic space, housing being the privileged place of the women and the children. External space is that of the men. The immigrant women would interiorize the statute that their country of origin proposes to them and would reproduce this sexual division of space. However this strong territorialisation of the space of the women in the Maghreb does not reproduce itself the way in France (De Villanova 1994), with the younger generations. The cultural models interiorized by the individuals produce differentiated uses of housing. Thus the space configuration of housing prevents sometimes the exercise of some practise or encourages the inhabitants to adopt new practices. (Raymond, 1988). Certain installations borrowed from the French way of life would come to accompany the traditional uses without completely making them disappear. These conduits of arrangement and personalization of housing constitute for those which carry them out a means of adapting space, of even build themselves and to defining their identity (Eleb-Vidal, 1982).Main purposesOur objective is of knowing how the Maghrebian women are influenced by their culture of origin, and by the culture of the country in which they live or by the micro culture of the district in which they reside. How will this influence be expressed, and how will it be translated into terms of territorialisation? Which will be the share of its residential origin, of the duration of its stay in France, of the size of its family, but also of the quality and the nature of its vicinity in its uses and its practices of domestic space and the urban environment?Material and methodsTo answer these questions, a standardized questionnaire was proposed to 100 women living in social housing of the Parisian suburbs. Four topics were approached: Residential neighborhood satisfaction; uses and practices in housing; relations of vicinities; the spaces attended outside housing. A whole of descriptive data comes to supplement these topics (age, duration of occupation of housing, residential origin, paid activity, educational level, size of the family, size of the housing)Results The questioned women are generally satisfied with their district as well as their housing, which they consider sufficiently roomy and comfortable. They pass the majority of their time there. They are devoted especially to domestic activities, which they primarily share with their children and other women. Spaces of proximities (parks, sociocultural centers) are little attended except for the stores. The quality of the relations of vicinity shows a good insertion in a network of social relations and develops among these women a high feeling of satisfaction. These relations are established especially with neighbors of North Africa. The questioned women identified themselves with the spaces most representative of the family life (kitchen and living room). The domestic uses and practices in housing are also subjected to certain variations especially when they are traditional activities related to the culture of origin. The way in which the inhabitants arrange and decorate their living room (traditional vs contemporary) is related to the relations that they maintain with outside, and with the nature of their relation of vicinity. However, as we made the assumption of it, the whole of these results is moderated according to the age, of the marital statute, the paid activity, the duration of occupation of housing, and the residential origin, the socio-economic level. Conclusion For the whole of these women, housing is associated to the values of the family and they bring a very strong affective attachment there. The symbolic character allotted to housing is paramount here in comparison with a purely functional attitude toward inhabited space. (Lawrence, Noschis, 1984). The ways of appropriation of spaces in the housing seem strongly related to the relation that these women maintain with spaces external to the housing.