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Discover Fontenay-le-Comte

City of Art and History

Thanks to its remarkable historical heritage, Fontenay-le-Comte is the only city of the department with the quality label “Ville d’art et d’histoire”.

For those who like “old stone”, Fontenay will satisfy your every desire. From the ruins of the medieval castle in the Baron Park to the small streets near the Notre-Dame church, Fontenay has many treasures to reveal.

Visit Fontenay on your own

While wandering in the street of the historical centre, you will encounter 42 panels that will give you to give you some historical information about what you are seeing. Thanks to them, you can enjoy your visit even more.

To discover the city, two paths starting from the tourist office are available. The first one is 1 hour long and focus on the historical centre around the Notre-Dame church and the Baron Park. The other, around 1h30 long, extends the visit to the street named “Rue des loges” and toward the Terre-Neuve Castle.