Pont-Croix

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Pont-Croix

Pontekroaz
A general view of Pont-Croix
A general view of Pont-Croix
Coat of arms of Pont-Croix
Coat of arms
Location of Pont-Croix
Pont-Croix is located in France
Pont-Croix
Pont-Croix
Pont-Croix is located in Brittany
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
CountryFrance
RegionBrittany
DepartmentFinistère
ArrondissementQuimper
CantonDouarnenez
IntercommunalityCap-Sizun
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Benoît Lauriou
Area
1
8.09 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,614
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
29218 /29790
Elevation2–73 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.

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.[2]

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.[3]

Other points of interest are:

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Constantine Twinning Association webpage". constantinecornwall.com. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. ^ "- ouest-cornouaille2". www.ouest-cornouaille.com. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
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