The church of Saint-Éloi, in Fresnes
Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor||Jean-Jacques Bridey|
|3.58 km2 (1.38 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||45–89 m (148–292 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
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 are Antony or La Croix de Berny station on Paris RER line B and Chemin d'Antony station on RER line C . These stations are located in the neighboring commune of Antony, 1.6 km (0.99 mi) from the town center of Fresnes. From Paris to Fresnes, you take the train ( The RER ) to La Croix De Berny and the TVM .
The town hall is situated in front of the Church in the street Pierre and Marie Curie, the Mayor Jean Jacques Bridey was elected in 2012.
In the MJC Louise Michel you can find a cinema, a theatre and a concert hall.
In Fresnes there are a lot of schools, four kindergartens, five elementary schools. There are three junior high schools and one senior high school/sixth-form college.
- Preschools: Barbara, Les Blancs Bouleaux, Les Capucines, Les Coquelicots, Les Marguerites, Les Tulipes
- Elementary schools: Barbara, des Frères Lumière, Robert Doisneau, Théodore Monod, Jean Monnet, Louis Pasteur, Emilie Roux
- Junior high schools: Collège Jean Charcot, Collège Francine Fromond, Collège Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- Senior high/sixth-form: Lycée intercommunal Frédéric Mistral
The commune is also home to a municipal library, Bibliothèque municipale de Fresnes.
The AAS Fresnes is the football club of the city, they play at Parc des Sports.
In Fresnes there is a mall called la Cerisaie.
- Official website (in French)
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