Pont-Audemer: Rue de la République
|Intercommunality||Pont-Audemer / Val de Risle|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Michel Leroux|
|14.66 km2 (5.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Until 1926, Pont-Audemer was a sub-prefecture of the Eure department.
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.
Pont-Audemer is twinned with:
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