Sunday, 17 June 2012

Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

Fontenay-aux-Roses is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.6 km  from the centre of Paris.The commune name originates from a local spring-fed stream (Latin fons, French fontaine) in the hillside descending from the Châtillon plateau, with "of roses" added to distinguish this commune from numerous French communes named Fontenay.

Lowry and Jan visit the town in the spring of 1934; "At Fontenay-aux-Roses, a small village near Paris, we initiated our nonsense songs." (Jan Gabrial Inside The Volcano Pg. 54).

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