Fontenay, Vosges

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Fontenay is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Fontenay is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°13′08″N 6°35′22″E / 48.2189°N 6.5894°E / 48.2189; 6.5894Coordinates: 48°13′08″N 6°35′22″E / 48.2189°N 6.5894°E / 48.2189; 6.5894
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Bruyères
Intercommunality CC Bruyères - Vallons des Vosges
 • Mayor (2014-) Krista Finstad-Milion
Area1 6.47 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population (2016)2 519
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 88175 /88600
Elevation 328–492 m (1,076–1,614 ft)
(avg. 375 m or 1,230 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Fontenay is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. The inhabitants of Fontenay are called the Fontenaysians or more locally the Fox cubs.



Template:Fontenay is a village of fontains hence the name "Fontenay". There are more than twenty outdoor fountains in operation and numerous indoor wells in the village which are fed from springs in the forest.


The village counts numerous small enterprises with economic activities including:

  • Agriculture
  • Air conditioning and heating systems
  • Auberge
  • Bakery, Pastry shop, Grocery outlet
  • Bar & Wine cellar
  • Carpentry
  • Dog care
  • Energy studies for buildings
  • Hairdresser
  • Insurance agency
  • Interior decoration
  • Masonry and Construction
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Magnetic healer

Sites and Monuments

Politics and Administration

Mayor and Town Council and Community Committees

  • Mayor: Krista Finstad-Milion

Deputy Mayors and Town Councillors:

  • First Deputy Mayor: Jacques Siméon
  • Second Deputy Mayor: Roger Guiguemdé
  • Third Deputy Mayor: Olivier Perdreau

Town Councillors:

  • Jean-François Bonnard, Luc Boutry (Security, Presybtère management, collective heating system), Martine Chachay (cemetery management, stray animals, sustainable flower beds), Martine Chrisment (Elderly care), Julien Chrisment (Forestry and wood cutting), Carine Christophe, Adelaïde Crouvisier, Anne-Marie Lasausse (Tresury), François Poirot (Garden management)


Fontenay belongs to the Bruyères-Vallons des Vosges intercommunality.


In 2016 the population of the village was 519.


The village counts several associations. The "Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) Association" which promotes organ playing on one of the numerous organs belonging to the association, summer sessions, and organ concerts. There is also an informal group of vintage Solex (motorcycle) owners, youth and adults, who regularly organise outings.

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