Fontenay-aux-Roses is a town of Île-de-France located in the department of Hauts-de-Seine. It takes place just a few kilometers from Paris, not far from Bourg-la-Reine, Bagneux and Châtillon. The city is also installed on the Green Belt south of Paris, which includes part of the route of the Via Turonensis, pilgrimage route to St Jacques de Compostela.
Property of the abbey of Sainte-Geneviève Paris during the twelfth century, the city was long a simple hamlet of Bagneux. Fontenay-aux-Roses became a village in its own right in the seventeenth century after Colbert possession, then the Duke of Maine, and took its current form. It is named after roses located on the town for a long time.
Full of charm and aesthetics, this important town francilienne still reveals its visitors an architectural and cultural heritage of the most important. Churches, castles, parks, mansions and other historical figures may well be admired.
The historical heritage of Fontenay-aux-Roses is rich and full of subtleties. Many monuments that draw the eye and attention of tourists.
Two churches stand in the town of Fontenay-aux-Roses. The first, the Saint-Stanislas-of-Blagis, was built in the first half of the twentieth century. Modern, it has made entirely of glass Saint-Gobain glass windows. The second building is the Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul church. If the original monument dates from the thirteenth century, the present church was rebuilt in the mid-nineteenth century.
Currently hosting the municipal library and a cultural and youth recreation center, Laboissière castle lost its first origin. Built in the late seventeenth century, it was named after the former owners of the nineteenth century.
Today Fontenay-aux-Roses media library, the College Sainte-Barbe-des-Champs is an ancient castle built in the first half of the eighteenth century. The garden is still accessible to the public.
Several homes still present in the city testify to the commitment of some celebrities in this town of Hauts-de-Seine. This can help identify the remains of Paul Scarron he occupied with his wife at the time, the future Madame de Maintenon, or the home of Paul Léautaud, writer and drama critic. Do not miss also the home of Mr. Donard, designed by architect Louis Sue in 1922.
Green spaces abound in Fontenay-aux-Roses, and parks are numerous. Note especially the St. Barbara Park, the green corridor, Panorama of the site, or the square of Wiesloch.
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning a market is held in the halls.
Marto The festival, dedicated to puppets and other objects, takes place every year in March, with several shows.
In April, place Fontenay Music festival. In different cultural structures of the town, workshops, exhibitions or shows are organized.
June is a month to Fontenay-aux-Roses lively, including the carnival, the feast of the town or the feast of music.
A bustling flea market is held every October.
In October, the Open Dance festival is an opportunity to experience different styles of dance and attend performances.
The city also offers a Christmas market.