With its picturesque architecture and intersecting canals, Pont-Audemer, in the Eure department, is known as the Little Venice of Normandy. This setting is complemented by a host of amenities and shops, creating an exceptional living environment for its 9,000 residents.

Just the right scale

  • 1.25 hours from Paris by train
  • 30 minutes from Rouen, Le Havre and the Côte Fleurie beaches
  • 225 shops
  • €2,116/m2 on average (source: DVF/PAP Feb. 2024)

Top 5 reasons to move to Pont-Audemer

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Ville de Pont Audemer


The Golden Triangle

Situated between Rouen and Le Havre, close to Caen and the Côte Fleurie via the A13 motorway, Pont-Audemer boasts a privileged geographical location.

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All inclusive

Hospital, public transport, museum, theatre, cinema… Pont-Audemer has all the advantages of a town on a human scale.

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A natural beauty

At the gateway to the Marais Vernier and the Boucles de la Seine Normande nature park, Pont-Audemer nestles in lush green countryside carved out by the Risle river. This is why the town is part of the “Most Beautiful Detours in France” network.

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Its residents love living there

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Its residents love living there

And that’s always a good sign! “Pont-Audemériens” (as they are known) see their town as vibrant, a good place to live and to slow down and take your time (population survey conducted in 2021).

What not to miss in Pont-Audemer

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The canals

Although you won’t find any gondolas here, there are kayaks, so you can cruise around Pont-Audemer at your own pace when the sun is out… A must for any visitors.

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The church of Saint-Ouen

Normandy’s own Sagrada Familia! Imposing and unfinished (like the well-known church in Barcelona), the building is striking for its blend of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles. The organ which can be found inside is a listed historic monument.

And also…

The Éclat Theatre
As well as its architecture, which was completely modernised in 2000, the theatre is also noteworthy for its varied programme. L’Éclat is a nationally-recognised arts venue for children and young people, participating in 4 festivals and staging around fifty shows every year.

The lakes
Just a stone’s throw from the centre of Pont-Audemer, this protected natural area provides a green sanctuary for local residents. Walkers, anglers and sailing enthusiasts will find the ideal playground for their activities here.

The Alfred Canel Museum
A prominent elected official in Pont-Audemer in the 19th century, Alfred Canel was behind the creation of the first town library. His house now houses these old archives as well as a contemporary exhibition space.

Working in Pont-Audemer

As the central town of the Risle Valley, Pont-Audemer has a wider population base of more than 50,000 inhabitants.  This area alone accounts for almost 2,000 businesses and 10,000 jobs.

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Trade, transport, accommodation and the restaurant industry are strong sectors (650 businesses in the area). Services (880 businesses) and manufacturing are also well established, with a dense network of SMEs and the presence of several major corporations such as Thalès and Nestlé. Safran Nacelles, for example, whose support centre has long been located in Pont-Audemer, has announced growth prospects for the coming year and plans to increase its workforce.

Setting up a business in Pont-Audemer

With a 12.8% increase in the number of new businesses created in 2019 (218 were launched), Pont-Audemer clearly demonstrates its economic buoyancy. It should be mentioned that entrepreneurs benefit from an advantageous environment here: proximity to Paris and the major capitals of Normandy, excellent road and rail infrastructure and economic support structures. Pont-Audemer is home to a business incubator, La Cartonnerie, with offices, studios and coworking spaces, as well as 7 business parks along the A13 motorway.

The Pont-Audemer Val de Risle community of municipalities, which is responsible for economic development, provides support for entrepreneurs. Researching premises, land, grants, trade fairs: they are guided step by step through the various formalities.

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Learning and studying in Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer has 7 primary schools and 1 collège (middle school). Lycée students can attend one of two institutions: The Jacques Prévert lycée offers general and technological courses (Industry and Sustainable Development, Health and social work, Management and administration) and several vocational BTS diplomas (Design and industrialisation in microtechnology & Commercial and Operational Management).
The Risle Seine lycée offers vocational training in the automobile, manufacturing, tertiary services, health and social sectors, as well as in woodwork, from CAP to Bac Pro level. It also offers two BTS diplomas: systems maintenance and insurance. The school also houses an Institute for Training in the Care Profession (IFAS) and a GRETA for CPD.

For higher education, the proximity of Rouen and Le Havre means there’s plenty of options. Rouen, a city renowned for its universities, boasts a wide range of prestigious higher education courses, as well as a vibrant student life. The city of Le Havre gives students the chance to study on an innovative campus with a local feel.

Découverte de Pont-Audemer en kayak

What’s on in Pont-Audemer

  • Les Mascarets Festival
    Concerts, open-air cinema, street parades, entertainment, exhibitions, and other surprises… Pont-Audemer marks the arrival of summer with a cultural festival that’s open to everyone and free of charge.
  • Pont-Audemer Triathlon
    With up to 1,500m of swimming, 40km of cycling and 10km of running, the Pont-Audemer triathlon is one of Normandy’s most popular sporting events. It’s guaranteed fun for everyone involved!
  • Associations Fair
    This is the place to be in Pont-Audemer this September. All the town’s sporting, cultural and social associations and community groups come together in one place – you’ll be sure to find a way to get involved!
  • Salon des saveurs
    Forget the diet for a couple of days! On the menu: local produce, tastings and events. Enjoy without moderation!
  • Boxing Gala
    Every year, around ten boxers compete in Pont-Audemer’s boxing ring, located in the town’s sports complex. It’s quite the show!

Useful information in Pont-Audemer

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