Pont-Audemer

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Pont-Audemer
Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Pont-Audemer
Coat of arms
Pont-Audemer is located in France
Pont-Audemer
Pont-Audemer
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Bernay
Canton Pont-Audemer
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014 intercomm = Pont-Audemer) Michel Leroux
Area1 9.35 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 8,675
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27467 / 27500
Elevation 2–115 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Pont-Audemer is a commune in the Eure department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography

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 .

Population

Sights

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 Renaissaince stained glass.

Personalities

Transport

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.

Administration

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

Media

The city is evoked in a poem of Paul Verlaine called "The Apollo of Pont-Audemer."

Twin towns - sister cities

Pont-Audemer is twinned with:

See also

References