Fontaine-Henry, charming village of the Bessin, boasts a prestigious past and a rich heritage, which attract great interest from all visitors.
The people of Fontaine-Henry are Fontenois and Fontenoises.
Fontaine-Henry is located in the plain of Caen, between Caen and Courseulles-sur-Mer. The Douet through the town amidst a sunken valley of the limestone plateau. Apart from the church tower, the village is virtually invisible and seen the surrounding wheat fields. Another local curiosity is the presence of caves carved into the limestone for use as stone quarries that have long served as a mushroom.
Fontaine-sur-Thaon Fontaine-Henry became the fourteenth century, in honor of his former lord Henry de Tilly, lord fountains and places, who died in 1305. The village of Moulineaux was attached to Fontaine Henry in the nineteenth century.
Fontaine-Henry in the heart of the Mue valley, shows many old buildings in limestone Creully, extracted from many underground rooms still visible in the embankment bordering the village.
The town is located 15 minutes from major cities of Calvados (Caen and Bayeux), airport Caen / Carpiquet, the harbor station of Caen / Ouistreham, the A13, A84, E46 and N158.