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Fontenay-en-Parisis - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Val-d'Oise

The first written mention of the town date from 814 to about a division of property of the Abbey of Saint-Denis. Fontenay, who was then called Fontanicum does Fontenay-en-Parisis this name since 1904.

The village lies at the heart of a region, called France from the 12th century and marked by the Oise, the Seine, the Marne, and Thève bottle. It was formed by all the fertile plains of St. Denis, Gonesse, Mitry, Roissy, Louvre and Le Mesnil Aubry.

In 1119, Fontenay is one of the first places to carry the name of France but there are also, over the centuries: The Louvre, in the Louvre, the Louvre in Paris, The Louvre in France and already in 1787 Fontenay en Parisis.

Parisis come from the Celtic "By ship and" is "man then" man ship "and presumably by extension" carpenters. "

Once the plain of France was watered by the Louvre (now the Croult) Celtic word which means lumber yard.

Fontenay-en-Parisis evokes, by its suffix, the tribe of Parise who appeared in the region in the 3rd century BC, and its prefix, the three sources and the many municipal and private wells that supplied the villagers with drinking water.

After twice turned down the rink in town under the combined effects of flooding followed by severe cold, the creek crossing open Fontenay was channeled in 1873. Powered by three sources of the village, it will flow into the Croult which will then swell the waters of the Seine after passing Thillay, Gonesse, Bonneuil and Saint-Denis.

Geographical information

Latitude49.0529700 (N 49° 3’ 11”)
Longitude2.4513189 (E 2° 27’ 5”)
Surface area10.84 km²
Population1913 inhabitants
Density176 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCergy (36 km, 31 min)
Insee code95241
IntercommunalityCA Roissy Porte de France

Nearest cities & towns

Mareil-en-France3.5 km (6 min)
Goussainville3.8 km (7 min)
Le Plessis-Gassot4.1 km (8 min)
Bouqueval4.3 km (6 min)
Jagny-sous-Bois4.4 km (5 min)
Châtenay-en-France5 km (8 min)
Marly-la-Ville5.5 km (7 min)
Le Plessis-Luzarches6.3 km (8 min)
Puiseux-en-France6.3 km (8 min)
Bellefontaine6.5 km (9 min)
Villiers-le-Sec6.6 km (7 min)
Lassy7 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

Take a tour of the town, passing by the place of horses for Ford, which has been restored, where a hall hosting the market every Saturday morning, the laundry, the Town Hall Square where are the church St. aquiline, the town hall, post office and the local school. Visit the square beside the church where the memorial.

Places of interest


Events and festivities


By night Fontenay
By night Fontenay
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Fontenay winter
Fontenay winter
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Friday 27 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 28 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Games and reading in a Bar Lounge
Entertainment3 € Le Blanc-Mesnil (11.4 km)
Hands-on cookery workshop with tasting
Local flavours39 € to 129 € Paris (22 km)
Guided tour of Paris by electric bicycle
Culture and education49 € Paris (22 km)
Tour of Paris in a Citroën 2CV
Entertainment99 € to 250 € Paris (23 km)
A la carte guided tour of Paris
Culture and education200 € Paris (23 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Motorbike itineraryEasy2h00Paris (23 km)
The edges of the Marne and Charles Trenet's house
HikeEasy4h00Joinville-le-Pont (27 km)
The open-air dance halls ('les guinguettes') of the edge of the Marne
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy50 minChampigny-sur-Marne (27 km)
Historic trail in the town centre
Village visitEasy1h30La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (51 km)
Family discovery trail
Village visitEasy1h00La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (51 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals