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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Fontenay-le-Fleury
Insee code78242
AltitudeFrom 92 to 176 meters
Surface5.43 km²
Population13142 inhabitants
Density2420 inhabitants/km²


Chief townVersailles (at 7.3 km, 12 min)Saint-Cyr-l'École at 1.8 km (5 min)
DepartmentYvelinesBois-d'Arcy at 3.8 km (10 min)
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  • History Fontenay-le-Fleury:
  • Fontenay name means "land of springs or fountains" (Latin fons).
  • In the 12th century, the parish appears. Fontenay is then a hamlet. The church of Saint-Germain dates from this period. The building is close to a priory belonging to the Benedictine order.
  • In the 13th century, the chapel of St. John, dedicated to St. John the Baptist is built on a natural outcrop 150 m above sea level, halfway between Bois d'Arcy and Fontenay, near a fortress that later became the hotel's stately Upper Fontenay.
  • The "Fontenay old" has two faces: one grouped around the village church and the main street to the Place de la Croix Blanche, another "High-Fontenay ', on the slope of the plateau of Bois d'Arcy where the houses of lords, surrounded by walls in place.
  • In the 16th century, the church of Saint-Germain is rebuilt. At this time, in 1529, we manufacture on site a bronze bell called Germaine weighing around 600 kg. Bell's oldest department, it is classified a historical monument.
  • In the 17th century, Fontenay is included in the Grand Park, hunting estate of Louis XIV, thus promoting the expansion of large agricultural estates. The municipality has the privilege of being protected by the prospect of Versailles.
  • In 1864 the railroad arrived in Fontenay with the construction of the Paris-Granville. A halt, ancestor of the present station was built in 1932.
  • In 1937, Oscar Wilde, writer and theater, moved to Castle Ternay. In 1939 he married actress Genevieve Séréville. The marriage was celebrated at St-Germain de Fontenay.
  • From 1955, began an intense urbanization with the construction of housing estates. Of 800 inhabitants at the end of World War II, the village becomes a city of 13,000 inhabitants in the 1970s.


  • Historical heritage: churches, streets and typical houses, laundries, farms remarkable ...
  • Church of St. Germain: The choir of this church dedicated to Saint Germain of Paris dates from the 11th century. The parish church was built in the 13th century, at the time Fontenay became a hamlet. Destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt around 1543 in Gothic style. The bronze bell ("Germaine"), listed building, dates from this period.
  • Chapel of St. John the XIII. Exhibition space. Ribbon Heritage 2007. Some elements of Romanesque and Gothic chapel of the 13th century, enlarged in 1857 by an apse still remain. Dedicated to the Brotherhood of St. John the Baptist until 1908, it seems to have been abandoned at that time. It was rehabilitated in 1964 to be entrusted to the Artistic Society (fontenaysienne Association) in 1969 to house artistic events).
  • Castle Ternay: Also known as "Castle of Sacha Guitry" who owned it from 1937 until his death in 1957. This property is listed in 1482 on the records of tabellionnage Villepreux. Ternay, from the Latin "dull", the third was bought by Viscount family, established the stronghold of Bicherel. This family also owned the farm of Little D'Arcy, located near the second crossing, facing the hole Moreau. The castle was modified in the 19th century Directoire style.
  • Well the Priory, the court Poulbot wells, wells in the market, well the way the horse.
  • Mannens Farm, Farm called the White Cross, Farm said the abbess of Our Lady of the Angels.
  • A theater (the program is available on the websites of the theater and the city of Fontenay-le-Fleury).
  • A film (Meetings: Wednesdays at 15h and 20h30, on Saturdays at 15h, 18h and 21h, 15h and Sundays at 17:30).
  • A library (35,000 books for youth and adults, fiction and documentaries, a collection of books in large print, audio books, internet access in three positions with the possibility of multimedia training on appointment, porting of books at home for those unable to move, and varied entertainment (storytelling, exhibitions, meetings ...).
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Fontenay-le-Fleury
Performance hallsTheatre et Cinema


  • Frequently Asked lofts (Sunday in May).
  • Festival of Saint-Jean (late June): concerts, street performances, fireworks, exhibitions, storytelling, carnival ...
  • Forum of the city (early September).
  • Heritage Days (September).
  • Art Show (October).
  • Semi-marathon of the aisle Royale (early November).


  • Palace of Versailles.
  • Château de Rambouillet.
  • Château de Thoiry and its zoo.
  • Château de Monte-Cristo.
  • France Miniature.
  • Chevreuse Valley.
  • Museum Lambinet (Versailles).
  • Musée de la Toile de Jouy (Jouy-en-Josas).
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Perfume creation workshopWellbeingFrom 30 € to 35 €Saint-Germain-en-Laye (10 km)
Cookery demonstrations and lessonsLocal flavoursFreeCarrières-sous-Poissy (14.6 km)
Hands-on cookery workshop with tastingLocal flavoursFrom 39 € to 129 €Paris (19.9 km)
Tour of Paris in a Citroën 2CVEntertainmentFrom 99 € to 250 €Paris (22 km)
Relax at the Spa Beauté Zen Paris salonWellbeingFrom 28 € to 85 €Paris (23 km)

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Chapelle Saint-JeanChapelle Saint-Jean
Castle TernayCastle Ternay
City HallCity Hall
Church of St. GermainChurch of St. Germain
Theatre and CinemaTheatre and Cinema



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French cuisine restaurantLa Grange  
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Located 1.1 km from Fontenay-le-Fleury28 € per person 
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House with 5 bedroomsMaison Prairie Bonheur    
Bed and Breakfast very cosy, very near Versailles and Paris, closed to teh forest, nature and very quiet! Welcome.
Located 7.6 km from Fontenay-le-FleuryFrom 85 € to 105 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsLe Petit Nailly    
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Located 8 km from Fontenay-le-FleuryFrom 78 € to 96 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLes bouvreuils    
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Located 8.7 km from Fontenay-le-Fleury90 € the double room 

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Stay in the day from one person.. Day-Use formula possible. 7 cottages at your disposal. Can facilitate the organization of wedding, birthday, communion, family, friends, seminars......
Located 2.6 km from Fontenay-le-Fleury495 € per week 
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Prices: Week from 330 Europas night ni Weekend Only week, fortnight rate declining for four weeks and 290 € for 1 to 2 weeks quiet wooded station and shops 300 m Paris Gare St Lazare...
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Villa for 40 personsVilla Moulin de Champie - 1à40 personnes  
1 to 40personnes. At the heart of the plain of Versailles Environment country close to the inra Thiverval Grignon. 7 cottages at your disposal. Aa short and medium stay from 1 night...
Located 8.3 km from Fontenay-le-Fleury 

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510 places over 7 haCamping Indigo Paris    
Right in the green center of Bois de Boulogne along the river Seine. The campsite Paris-Bois de Boulogne extends over an area of 7ha. An ideal place to go and visit Paris. 510 pitches...
Located 15.4 km from Fontenay-le-Fleury 
140 places over 2,5 haBeauvillage de paris    
20 km from Paris Gare a 700 m in 20 minutes betting center in a park near shops.
Located 26 km from Fontenay-le-Fleury22.50 € per day 

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Located 660 m from Fontenay-le-FleuryRoom from 33 €
Kyriad Versailles - St Cyr l'Ecole - Hotel in Fontenay-le-FleuryKyriad Versailles - St Cyr l'Ecole     
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Located 1.8 km from Fontenay-le-FleuryRoom from 45 €
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