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Fontenay-aux-Roses is a commune in the south-western suburbs of Parismarker, Francemarker. It is located . (5.3 miles) from the center of Paris.

École Normale Supérieuremarker was a girls school located in the area.

Fontenay includes Commissariat à l'énergie atomique where the Pile Zoé was activated.

Name

The commune name originates from a local stream from a spring (fons, fontaine) in the hillside descending from the Châtillon plateau, with the addition ("of roses") added to distinguish this commun from numerous French communes named Fontenay.

Climate

The climate of Fontenay-aux-Roses is oceanic gradient. The observation stations used for the weather in Fontenay-aux-Roses are Orly and the airport of Velizy-Villacoublay, municipalities located not far from Fontenay-aux-Roses. The climate in the departments of the small Parisian crown is characterized by sunshine and rainfall fairly low. The average rainfall is about 650 mm per year spread over 111 rainy days on average, including 16 days of heavy rainfall (10 mm). Temperatures are mild, the coldest month is January with an average temperature 4.7 °C and the hottest months of July and August with a mean temperature of 20 °C.

Transport

Fontenay-aux-Roses is served by Fontenay-aux-Roses station on Paris RER line B.

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Twin towns



Personalities associated with the commune

  • Paul Scarron (° 1610 - † 1660) - writer, lived in Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • Theresa Cabarrus (° 1773 - † 1835) - Known as "Madame Tallien" whose residence has become the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • Aristide Boucicaut (° 1810 - † 1877) - Founder of the Bon Marché and benefactor of the town, has long lived in Fontenay where he owned a large residence (known as the "castle Boucicaut and razed in 1954) it was also a member of the municipal council and was even elected mayor in 1871. However, he refused the post, and preferred to remain an alderman.
  • Joris-Karl Huysmans (° 1848 - † 1907) - Lived in Fontenay in July 1881, living where he worked in reverse, with the hero of Esseintes lives Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • Ferdinand Lot (° 1866 - † 1952) - medieval historian, has long lived in Fontenay-aux-Roses, where he is buried in the family tomb.
  • Pierre Bonnard (° 1867 - † 1947) - Born in Fontenay at the corner of d'Estienne d'Orves Neyts and André, near the College des Ormeaux, painter.
  • Paul Léautaud (° 1872 - † 1956) - writer, has lived in Fontenay (24, rue Guérard).
  • Jacques Déprats (° 1880 - † 1935) - Born in Fontenay, geologist.
  • Valery Larbaud (° 1881 - † 1957) - writer, lived in Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • Alexandra Exter (° 1882 - † 1949) - Artist of the Russian avant-garde, died at Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • René Barthélemy (° 1889 - † 1954) - French physicist, lived in Fontenay and is based on communal cemetery.
  • René Letourneur (° 1898 - † 1990) - Painter and sculptor, lived in Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • Boris Vildé (° 1908 - † 1942) - Durable, shot at Mont Valérien, lived in Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • Yves Klein (° 1928 - † 1962) - painter, lived in Fontenay-aux-Roses.
  • Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala (°1966) - comedian, born in Fontenay.
  • Laurent Aiello (° 1969) - Born in Fontenay, racing driver.
  • Andrei Sinyavsky (° 1925 - † 1997) - Russian writer, dissident, gulag survivor.


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