Coordinates: 48°45′18″N 2°19′20″E / 48.755°N 2.3221°E
Fresnes is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.2 km (7.0 mi) from the center of Paris.
The Fresnes Prison is located there.
The name Fresnes was recorded for the first time in a papal bull of 1152 as Fraxinum. This name comes from Medieval Latin fraxinus (modern French: frêne), meaning "ash tree", after the ash trees covering the territory of Fresnes in ancient times.
Fresnes is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Fresnes is Antony station on Paris RER line B. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Antony, 1.6 km (0.99 mi) from the town center of Fresnes.
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