The curiosities of Pont l’Evêque !

This was a find on a previous passing thru and now finally in town, I like to tell you about the marvels of quant old Pont-L’Evêque. The town of Pont-l’Evêque is in the department of Calvados no 14 of the region of Normandie in my belle France. I came along the D579 road from Honfleur, this time, See my other post on the town in my blog, Let me tell you about the curiosities of Pont l’Evêque. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The Chapelle de l’Hôpital or Chapel of the Hospital at 58 Rue Saint-Michel, The old hospital of Pont-l’Évêque is located along the rue St Michel, near the City/Town Hall. This chapel was integrated within the hospital. Following its closure, the chapel was deconsecrated in 2017. Only the west facade is visible.The building is half-timbered and rises on three levels, the first level being in stone and pierced by a portal with semi-circular arches. It is also pierced by two semi-circular bays with arches and jambs, on either side of the portal. The second level is pierced by three bay windows. The last level constitutes the bell tower in tiles, with a square base. It has square openings with louvers,

Pont l'eveque Chapelle de l'hôpital former grande rue st michel apr23

Built in 1827, the former Tribunal of Pont-l’Évêque at 1 Rue Eugène Pian has the architectural characteristic of being a large white building with columns. It is the representative architecture of the great construction campaign launched at the time of the Restoration (monarchy 1814-1830). The district court remains active and will close definitively at the end of 2009. Today this building has become the inter-municipal music school, The music school attend group lessons in music theory and/or private lessons to learn to play of the instrument of their choice: flute, piano, drums, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, violin and trumpet. Each year, musicians take part in Christmas and spring auditions, as well as the music festival in June, before taking their end-of-year exam. In front of it the Fontaine de Brossard, on the Place du Tribunal. It is made of cast iron and granite. Under its large basin, on the base, it is possible to read inscriptions in metal letters which inform us of its origins: it is an offering from Léonce de Brossard to her hometown, and inaugurated in 1855.

Pont l'eveque ecole de musique old justice palace and fountain rue Eugene Pian apr23

The gare or train station of Pont-l’Évêque at Rue de la Gare, This station is on the line Lisieux to Trouville – Deauville line, served by TER Normandie trains. It has a passenger building, with a ticket office, open every day. It is equipped with an automaton for the purchase of transport tickets. A bicycle park and a car park are located near it. A stop is served by coaches on line 36 of the Bus Verts network, but also by a TER coach on working day mornings,fyi

Pont l'eveque gare train station front apr23

The Cinéma le Concorde at Place Robert de Flers, This theater converted into a cinema in the 1930s is classified as an Arthouse cinema. The kind of small monument that we would like never to see disappear. This cultural place has beautiful historic walls and an ultra-modern digital projector, its programming combines independent films, mainstream news and other documentaries, throughout the year.

Pont l'eveque la concorde cinema theater pl Robert de Flers apr23

The Pharmacie des Gabarres,at 15 Pl. Jean Bureau and the Old Quarter of Pont-l’Évêque offer a typical representation of the architecture of Pays d’Auge. The restoration and coloring of the half-timberings have allowed the district to regain its charm of yesteryear and have restored all its prestige to the entrance to the city by the route de Caen. Part of the rue Saint-Michel and the rue de Vaucelles constitute a remarkable group of half-timbered houses. This part of the city did not suffer the destruction of August 1944 (WWII), and was renovated in the 1990s. Admire the colors, the corbels, the sculpted details or the many crosses of Saint-André which decorate these facades,

Pont l'eveque pharmacie des gabarres pl Jean Bureau apr23

Pont l'eveque maisons en bois apr23

The place Jean Bureau is named after Jean Bureau, mayor of Pont-l’Évêque from 1939 to 1944 then from 1953 to 1977. At the bottom of the place Jean Bureaux you have the tourist office,see Norman style building afar.

Pont l'eveque place Jean Bureau apr23

Sapeurs-pompiers, centres de secours, (now fire station) ancienne poste de poissonnerie at Av. de Verdun

Pont l'eveque old fish market now firefigher station apr23

The Yvie river is a small river tributary of the Touques river. It is 10.5 km long, and originates in Valsemé in the Pays d’Auge, flows northeast into the Touques river, left bank, at Pont-l’Évêque. It is famous for its sea trout runs and its mouth between Deauville and Trouville.

Pont l'eveque river Yvie city center apr23

Other things to see here me think are :

The Convent of the Dominicans de l’isle at Place du Palais-de-Justice, This is a former religious establishment The buildings date from the 17C, The City/town hall, former Hôtel de Brilly, at 58 rue Saint-Michel is a monument of the 17-18C, The Hôtel Montpensier is a 17C monument that is now the library located at 38 rue Saint-Michel. The former prison also called Joyeuse Prison is a building built at the beginning of the 19C at No. 5 rue Eugène-Pian The building was used for the incarceration of prisoners from its commissioning at the end of the first quarter of the 19C until it closed in the 1950s, The seat of the Viscounty of Auge built at the beginning of the 17C at Place du Palais-de-Justice.

The town of Pont l’Evêque on its heritage:

The local Terre d’Auge tourist office on Pont l’Evêque:

There you go folks, another dandy off the beaten path of my belle France, These are road warrior towns because we passed rather quickly, glad we stop by today, worth the detour we like it, Again, hope you enjoy this post on Pont l’Evêque as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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