Pont-l'Évêque, Calvados

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Saint Michael's Church in Pont-l'Évêque
Saint Michael's Church in Pont-l'Évêque
Coat of arms of Pont-l'Évêque
Coat of arms
Pont-l'Évêque is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Pont-l'Évêque
Intercommunality Blangy Pont-l'Évêque
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Desperrois
Area1 8.07 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,202
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14514 / 14130
Elevation 7–118 m (23–387 ft)
(avg. 16 m or 52 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-l'Évêque is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It has given its name to a type of soft cheese (see Pont-l'Évêque cheese).

The town was severely damaged by a 2-day battle in August 1944.

The town features heavily in the book "13 - Lucky For Some" which is about the history of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion. There are many then and now photographs as well as maps and diagrams of battles that took place in the region.


The Touques River flows through the town.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 3,188 —    
1968 3,466 +8.7%
1975 3,709 +7.0%
1982 3,767 +1.6%
1990 3,843 +2.0%
1999 4,133 +7.5%
2008 4,202 +1.7%



Pont-l'Évêque was the birthplace of:

See also