Pont-Croix

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Pont-Croix
Pontekroaz
Pont-Croix Goyen.jpg
Coat of arms of Pont-Croix
Coat of arms
Pont-Croix is located in France
Pont-Croix
Pont-Croix
Coordinates: 48°02′35″N 4°29′17″W / 48.043°N 4.488°W / 48.043; -4.488Coordinates: 48°02′35″N 4°29′17″W / 48.043°N 4.488°W / 48.043; -4.488
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Pont-Croix
Intercommunality Cap-Sizun
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Benoît Lauriou
Area
 • Land1 8.09 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,646
 • Population2 density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29218 / 29790
Elevation 2–73 m (6.6–239.5 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-Croix (Breton: Pontekroaz) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

The town lies about 5 km (3.1 mi) from Audierne on the road to Douarnenez and is connected to Plouhinec by a small, scenic road that passes through the Goyen valley.

International relations[edit]

It is twinned with the civil Parish of Constantine in Kerrier, Cornwall.[1]

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Pont-Croix are called in French Pontécruciens.

Sights[edit]

From Pont-Croix, short trips can be made to Pointe du Raz, Pointe du Van, and Baie des Trépassés. On the road to Audierne, one can enjoy a marvelous view of the Goyen river valley.

The Monastery Church of Notre-Dame de Roscudon, which dates from the early 13th century, has a 67 m high spire that served as the model for the spires of Quimper Cathedral.

Pont-Croix's cobbled streets (Ruelles pavées) and medieval houses are located around a market and a church. The market is held every Thursday morning.[2]

Other points of interest are:

  • The Bridge over the River Goyen
  • The Chapel of Saint Vincent

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