|Intercommunality||Pays Bigouden Sud|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Thierry Mavic|
|• Land1||18.21 km2 (7.03 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||29220 / 29120|
|Elevation||0–37 m (0–121 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.
The self-styled capital of Pays Bigouden (roughly the region between the river Odet and the Bay of Audierne), Pont-l'Abbé was founded in the 14th century by a monk of Loctudy who built the first bridge across the river estuary, hence the name. The same monk also built the first castle.
Inhabitants of Pont-l'Abbé are called in French Pont-l'Abbistes.
The municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on February 2, 2008.
In 2008, 5.08% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.
The Fête des Brodeuses (Embroideress' Festival) in July is one of Brittany's major traditional gatherings, and includes a Breton Mass at the Notre-Dame des Carmes church.
- Pont-l'Abbé's castle spans the 14th to the 18th centuries. The "wedding" room decorated with Mathurin Méheut pieces of art (Sainte-Marine port), Henri Sollier and Jacques Godin. The structure now serves as the town hall and houses the Bigouden Museum, with its fine collection of costumes and Bigouden head-dresses,
- 'Notre-Dame des Carmes church is very old church (1383-1420) in the Gothic style, with many old statues and a very nice rose window over the high altar that is considered the loveliest in Bretagne.
- 'Lambour' church (13th-16th century) had its roof removed in 1675 in the reign of Louis XIV in reprisal against the "Bonnets Rouges" uprising.
- The Monument aux Bigoudens is a masterpiece in granite by François Bazin (1931) and shows a group of five Bigoudènes in traditional costume from the beginning of 20th century (four women and a child), all of them thinking of a son, a father, a husband or a grandson battling the elements on the high seas.
- The Manoir de Kernuz was restored c. 1850 by the historian of Brittany, Armand du Chatellier.
Pont-l'Abbé is twinned with:
Pont L'Abbe is also twinned with Bantry in Co. Cork, Ireland
Jérôme Kerviel, the trader formerly with Société Générale in Paris that was linked with losses of approximately €4.9 billion (US$7.16 billion) stemming from fraudulent equity index futures trading, grew up in Pont-l'Abbé.
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