Le Pontet, Vaucluse

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Le Pontet
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Le Pontet
Coat of arms
Le Pontet is located in France
Le Pontet
Le Pontet
Coordinates: 43°57′54″N 4°51′38″E / 43.965°N 4.8606°E / 43.965; 4.8606Coordinates: 43°57′54″N 4°51′38″E / 43.965°N 4.8606°E / 43.965; 4.8606
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Avignon
Canton Avignon-Nord
Intercommunality Grand Avignon
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joris Hébrard (FN)
Area1 10.77 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 17,604
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84092 /84130
Elevation 16–30 m (52–98 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.

Le Pontet is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

It is the most populous suburb of the city of Avignon, and lies adjacent to the north side of the city. Its citizens are called Pontetienne/Pontetien.


The city has many sports facilities: two gymnasiums, a municipal swimming pool, athletic field, a rugby field, three main football pitches, basketball courts, a tennis club, etc.

Le Pontet is the home of Championnat de France Amateurs club, US Le Pontet.


Le Pontet is also a town of culture. Since decades, the Château de Fargues and the Roberty's Domain are the scene of several culture events. The Château de Fargues is also the city's school of music and dance. Le Pontet also has an auditorium, a pétanque area and theaters.


Le Pontet has one of the main commercial areas of Europe, called Avignon Nord. This area includes hundreds of shops, two shopping centers, a cinema, a bowling alley, and many companies.

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