Pont-Audemer (French: [pɔ̃t‿odme]) is a commune in the Eure department in the Normandie (Normandy) region in northern France. On 1 January 2018, the former commune of Saint-Germain-Village was merged into Pont-Audemer.[2]

Pont-Audemer
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Pont-Audemer
Coat of arms
Location of Pont-Audemer
Pont-Audemer is located in France
Pont-Audemer
Pont-Audemer
Pont-Audemer is located in Normandy
Pont-Audemer
Pont-Audemer
Coordinates: 49°22′N 0°31′E / 49.36°N 0.51°E / 49.36; 0.51Coordinates: 49°22′N 0°31′E / 49.36°N 0.51°E / 49.36; 0.51
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementBernay
CantonPont-Audemer
Area
1
14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
10,714
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27467 /27500
Elevation2–115 m (6.6–377.3 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

The commune is situated on the river Risle, 13 km upstream from its outflow into the Seine. It lies on the border between the regions Roumois and Lieuvin.

PopulationEdit

SightsEdit

The commune was spared substantial damage to its historic buildings during the Battle of Normandy. Nowadays the half-timbered buildings and the canals running between them are a tourist attraction. The church of Saint-Ouen is noted for its Renaissance stained glass.

PersonalitiesEdit

TransportEdit

 
The X2426 at Pont-Audemer Station.

Pont-Audemer has a railway station, Gare de Pont-Audemer, but passenger services were ceased in 1969. The station is served by TER Haute-Normandie buses. PontAuRail, a heritage railway association, ran two Diesel multiple units (a X4500 and a X2400) from Pont-Audemer to Honfleur between 1995 and 2006.

AdministrationEdit

Until 1926, Pont-Audemer was a sub-prefecture of the Eure department.

MediaEdit

The city is evoked in a poem of Paul Verlaine called "The Apollo of Pont-Audemer." The area is included in Ted Fahrenwald's book "Bailout Over Normandy: A Flyboy's Adventures" as the site where he met Riri, his sweetheart.

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

Pont-Audemer is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 6 December 2017 (in French)