Pont-L'Eveque is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region. It is known for Pont-l'Évêque cheese, a type of soft cheese, the oldest Normandy cheese in production.
The jail stands right behind the courthouse but it no longer is a prison and can be visited daily.
Pont l'Eveque had been badly destroyed towards the end of World War II, and that went doubly so for the Saint-Michel church. The 15th century Saint-Michel church, which lies alongside the Touques river, is the prime attraction.
Normandy style houses have wood beams, bricks and a clay (torchi) fillings, but it’s almost impossible to see which ones are built as new. Let’s go for a small walk: The Mairie (=city hall) is located in the hotel de Brilly, a 17th century town house. Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater! So by car it's very easy to get there from one of the ferry crossings. So it’s a town that is simple to see. Starting in the 10th century, the local bishop (évêque) took responsibility for building and repairing the bridges and roads in France. Auberge des Dominicaines”, which is now only a restaurant (, Pont L'Eveque in the Calvados region of Normandy is mostly know for two things; its epic 2-3 day battle just after D-Day in WWII and its cheese. During World War II, the town was severely damaged by a two-day battle in August 1944.
This page in French: Visiter Pont-L'Eveque. Photo is of Chateau de Boutemont at 11 km from Pont-L'Eveque.
Pont l’Eveque is a very cute town that is easy to visit. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below. The ViaMichelin map of Pont-l'Évêque get the famous Michelin maps, the result of more than a century of mapping experience. Just cross the small bridge and take your first right. ④ Route planner Its name comes from the little town of Pont-l’Évêque, between Lisieux and Deauville, in Normandy.. Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Pont-L'Eveque from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner. It received the name after a French movie was made about one of France’s notorious bandits who was in prison here and escaped. By Air There is no airport, the closest ones are Deauville or Caen airport. I just put it there because I liked the photo… . Pont-l'Évêque is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. When walking the tour of Pont L’Eveque, you can no longer distinguish which houses have been rebuilt after WWII. We're currently offline. But nevertheless, the village is an interesting tourist attraction. It was at first called “angelon” in the 16th century, maybe to recall the precise origin of this cheese developed in the Pays d’Auge, in the Touques valley, particularly aboundant in rich pastures. Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap. On 1 January 2019, the former commune of Coudray-Rabut was merged into Pont-l'Évêque.. Find any address on the map of Pont-l'Évêque or calculate your itinerary to and from Pont-l'Évêque, find all the tourist attractions and Michelin Guide restaurants in Pont-l'Évêque. But the town rebuilt their beautiful city, and the 15th century church was restored to its former glory.
This is the fountain of the courthouse. Pont-l'Évêque thus means "Bishop Bridge. But both things are no longer there; the WWII battle is over and done and the Pont L'Eveque cheese is no longer made…, Transport Getting There Pont l'Eveque lies just alongside the main North-South motorway on the West coast of France. The building was constructed in the 17th century.
Most of the houses and buildings you will see have been badly damaged during WWII, but you will see that they have been very well restored. On the left is the chapel and to the right, a part of the hospice. A walk through town, according to the Tourist Office’s plan, will take you about 1 to 2 hours.
A 1-2 hours visit is not uncalled for. Best Dining in Pont-L'Eveque, Calvados: See 5,984 Tripadvisor traveler reviews of 35 Pont-L'Eveque restaurants and search by cuisine, price, location, and more. But both things are no longer there; the WWII battle is over and done and the Pont L’Eveque cheese is no longer made here. This cheese was already greatly appreciated in the Middle-Ages. Within Pont l'Eveque The village is…, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Very badly damaged during WWII, it has been restored to its original glory. The river Touques flows through Pont-l'Évêque, which takes its name from a bridge (pont) built over the river. Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pont-L'Eveque. Discover hundreds of attractions in France - castles, abbeys, gardens, caves... Deauville: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday, Trouville: market Wednesday & Wednesday & Sunday & Sunday, Blonville-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only.
On 1 January 2019, the former commune of Coudray-Rabut was merged into Pont-l'Évêque.. The town serves as the setting for Gustave Flaubert's story Un cœur simple and features heavily in the book 13 - Lucky For Some which is about the history of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion.
② Maps of France The public library has been located inside the Hotel (= town house) Montpensier. We can help you visit any town, village or region of France... ① Ideas & inspiration During World War II, the town was severely damaged by a two-day battle in August 1944. The plan is easy to follow, since we’re talking one street with a few deviations. A 1-2 hours visit is not uncalled for. , For the village of the same name in Oise, see, https://www.pontleveque.fr/ma-ville/jumelage/, Saint-Martin-de-Bienfaite-la-Cressonnière, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pont-l%27Évêque,_Calvados&oldid=936576781, Articles with French-language sources (fr), Short description is different from Wikidata, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Pages using infobox settlement with image map1 but not image map, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz area identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 January 2020, at 18:35.