Fontenay -aux -Roses is a south-west of Paris, the city with 23 288 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Hauts -de -Seine in the Ile- de -France region. The distance to the center of Paris is about nine kilometers. With the communities Bagneux, Clamart and Malakoff, the city is a member of the Communauté d' agglomà Sud de Seine. Except Bagneux Clamart and the communities Châtillon, Le Plessis -Robinson, Sceaux are immediately adjacent to the urban area.

Fontenay was in the 17th century, the exclusive supplier of the eponymous roses at the court of Louis XIV before moving to Lyon Fontenay was the seat of the Ecole Normale Supérieure for students.

The French Atomic Energy Commission CEA2 maintains a nuclear research center in Fontenay.

Fontenay is connected to a station of the RER line B transport to the public rail network.

Source: 1962 INSEE, 2007: Estimation


One of the twin towns of Fontenay -aux -Roses is the German town of Wiesloch in Baden- Württemberg. Both cities operate since 1974, this partnership; in alternate years to delegations from both cities to visit to further strengthen this partnership.

Other partnerships with the city Elstree Borehamwood in Hertfordshire ( UK) and since 2003 with Tananarive, the capital of Madagascar since 1982.

Sons and daughters of the city

  • Florestine of Monaco (1833-1897), daughter of the house Grimaldi by marriage Duchess of Urach, Countess of Württemberg.
  • Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), French painter of Impressionism and Symbolism
  • Bernard Aubertin (* 1934), visual artist, representative of the ZERO movement
  • Dieudonné Dieudonné (born 1966 ), French comedian and militant right-wing extremist
  • Laurent Aiello ( b. 1969 ), race car driver - 1998 winner of the 24 - hour race at Le Mans


  • Jacques Le Chevallier (1896-1987), glass artist, painter, engraver