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Coat of arms of Fondettes
Fondettes (France)
region Center-Val de Loire
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Tours
Canton Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire
Community association Tours Métropole Val de Loire
Coordinates 47 ° 24 '  N , 0 ° 36'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 24 '  N , 0 ° 36'  E
height 42-100 m
surface 31.83 km 2
Residents 10,307 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 324 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 37230
INSEE code

Chatigny Castle

Fondettes is a French town with 10,307 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in Indre-et-Loire in the region of Center-Val de Loire .


Fondettes is seven kilometers northwest of Tours . The municipal area covers 3183 hectares, the mean height is 71 meters above sea ​​level , the Mairie stands at 91 meters. The Loire and the Choisille , a tributary of the Loire, flow through the municipality.

Fondettes are assigned to a climate zone of type Cfb (according to Köppen and Geiger ): warm, moderate rainy climate (C), fully humid (f), warmest month below 22 ° C, at least four months above 10 ° C (b). There is a maritime climate with a moderate summer.


The oldest traces of settlement date from the Gallo-Roman period (52 BC to 486 AD).

Town twinning

Fondettes has been twinning with the German municipality of Naurod (since 1977 part of Wiesbaden ) and with the Portuguese city ​​of Constância since 1975 .

Culture and sights

Fondettes is represented with a flower in the Conseil national des villes et villages fleuris (National Council of Flowered Cities and Villages). The "flowers" are awarded in the course of a regional competition, whereby a maximum of three flowers can be achieved.


Châtigny Castle was built in 1487. In the west of the castle courtyard, however, there are remains of a Gallo-Roman villa from the 3rd century, which were discovered during excavations in 1890. The castle was entered in the supplementary directory of the Monuments historiques in 2006 .

Saint-Symphorien Church

The Saint-Symphorien church was built on the foundations of an older church from the 12th century. The side aisles were built in the 13th century. The nave was completed around 1500. The sacristy dates from the 18th century. The church was restored around 1863. In 1995 it was entered in the supplementary directory of the Monuments historiques.

Local products

In the municipality, there are controlled designations of origin (AOC) for Sainte-Maure de Touraine , Touraine wine , Touraine sparkling wine and Crémant de Loire as well as Protected Geographical Indications (IGP) for beef (Bœuf du Maine) , rillettes de Tours, poultry (Volailles du Maine) and wine called Val de Loire .

sons and daughters of the town


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes d'Indre-et-Loire. Flohic Editions, Volume 2, Paris 2001, ISBN 2-84234-115-5 , pp. 871-876.

Web links

Commons : Fondettes  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b La ville de Fondettes. In: Retrieved September 13, 2012 (French).
  2. Fondettes, Palmarès des communes labellisées  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (French) Retrieved September 13, 2012@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  3. ^ Fondettes in the Base Mérimée des Ministère de la culture (French). Retrieved December 3, 2009