HOME
The Info List - Pontoise





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.

Pontoise
Pontoise
(French pronunciation: ​[pɔ̃twɑz]) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 28.4 km (17.6 mi) from the centre of Paris, in the "new town" of Cergy-Pontoise.

Contents

1 Administration

1.1 Sister cities

2 Security 3 History 4 Climate 5 Demographics

5.1 Immigration

6 Transport 7 Education 8 Culture 9 Main sights 10 Parks and recreation 11 Notable people 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

Administration[edit] Pontoise
Pontoise
is the official préfecture (capital) of the Val-d'Oise département, although in reality the préfecture building and administration, as well as the department council (conseil général), are located in the neighboring commune of Cergy, which is regarded as the de facto capital of Val-d'Oise. Pontoise
Pontoise
is also the seat of the Arrondissement of Pontoise. The sous-préfecture building and administration, unlike the préfecture, are located inside the commune of Pontoise. Sister cities[edit] The city of Pontoise
Pontoise
has three sister city relationships with:

Böblingen
Böblingen
(Germany) since 1956 ; Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks
(United Kingdom) since 1964 ; Geleen
Geleen
(Netherlands) since 1962.

Security[edit] Known for being a violent city in the late 20th century, with a criminal rate of 137.62 incidents per 1000 inhabitants, Cergy-Pontoise has enjoyed a significant decrease in violence in the first decade of the 21st century. By 2008, the rate had declined to 99.87, although this is still considered high.[1] That rate has continued to decline in the second decade. History[edit] Pontoise
Pontoise
is the historical capital of the Vexin
Vexin
français. Its foundation dates from Roman times (Pontisara). At that time, the rock peak overhanging the river Oise
Oise
supported the defense of the fort which was on the Roman road, the Chaussée Jules César, between Lutetia
Lutetia
(Paris) and Rotomagus (Rouen). The road still exists and is now part of the N14 from Paris
Paris
to Rouen. It is also known to many people as the birthplace of the alchemist Nicholas Flamel. With an over 2,000 year patrimonium, Pontoise
Pontoise
still has vestiges of the past, of which medieval lanes, convents, churches and museums, and was awarded the "City of Art and History Label" in 2006. The impressionist painter Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
made it famous through many paintings which are present nowadays in the most famous art galleries in the world. Climate[edit]

Climate data for Pontoise

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 15.5 (59.9) 20.0 (68) 23.2 (73.8) 29.3 (84.7) 32.5 (90.5) 37.1 (98.8) 38.6 (101.5) 39.2 (102.6) 33.9 (93) 28.8 (83.8) 21.7 (71.1) 17.4 (63.3) 39.2 (102.6)

Average high °C (°F) 6.6 (43.9) 7.7 (45.9) 11.4 (52.5) 14.6 (58.3) 18.5 (65.3) 21.6 (70.9) 24.3 (75.7) 24.2 (75.6) 20.5 (68.9) 15.8 (60.4) 10.2 (50.4) 6.8 (44.2) 15.2 (59.4)

Average low °C (°F) 1.2 (34.2) 1.1 (34) 3.2 (37.8) 4.7 (40.5) 8.3 (46.9) 10.8 (51.4) 12.8 (55) 12.7 (54.9) 10.1 (50.2) 7.6 (45.7) 4.0 (39.2) 1.8 (35.2) 6.6 (43.9)

Record low °C (°F) −17.8 (0) −15.4 (4.3) −11.1 (12) −4.6 (23.7) −1.4 (29.5) 1.0 (33.8) 4.0 (39.2) 4.4 (39.9) −0.6 (30.9) −5.2 (22.6) −10.2 (13.6) −16.0 (3.2) −17.8 (0)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 55.8 (2.197) 43.6 (1.717) 51.0 (2.008) 47.2 (1.858) 60.6 (2.386) 49.4 (1.945) 54.5 (2.146) 48.3 (1.902) 50.2 (1.976) 62.4 (2.457) 52.6 (2.071) 62.7 (2.469) 638.3 (25.13)

Average precipitation days 10.8 8.8 10.2 9.1 10.4 9.1 8.2 7.4 8.1 10.4 10.3 11.3 114.0

Source: Météo France[2][3]

Demographics[edit] At the census of 1999, the population was 27,494. The estimate for 2005 was 28,500. Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of Pontoise
Pontoise
in 1999

Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France

68.2% 31.8%

Born in Overseas France Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15
EU-15
immigrants2 Non- EU-15
EU-15
immigrants

4.8% 3.4% 1.9% 21.7%

1This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France
France
in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics. 2An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France
France
with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Transport[edit]

The railway bridge between Pontoise
Pontoise
and Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone

Pontoise
Pontoise
is served by Pontoise
Pontoise
station, a terminus on Paris
Paris
RER line C and an intermediate terminus for suburban trains originating from Gare Saint-Lazare as well as a terminus for suburban trains from Gare du Nord. Some trains originating at Gare Saint-Lazare
Gare Saint-Lazare
continue onto Gisors. For bus services, Stivo (formerly Services des Transports de l'Agglomération Nouvelle) operates within the new town of Cergy-Pontoise, and in and around Pontoise, with transport interchanges situated Place Charles de Gaulle and Parking Canrobert. Pontoise – Cormeilles Aerodrome
Pontoise – Cormeilles Aerodrome
is the area airport. Education[edit] Public preschool through elementary schools include:[4]

Seven preschools ('maternelles): des Cordeliers, Eugène-Ducher, de l'Hermitage, Laris, Ludovic-Piette, Jean-Moulin, Parc-aux-Charettes Two primary schools: École primaire Gustave-Loiseau and École primaire des Maradas Seven elementary schools (élémentaires): Paul-Cézanne, Eugène-Ducher, de l'Hermitage, des Larris, Jean-Moulin, Ludovic-Piette, Parc-aux-Charrettes

Public senior high schools/sixth-form colleges:

Lycée Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
Pontoise[5] Lycée Alfred Kastler de Cergy-Pontoise, in Pontoise, also serves Cergy[6][7]

There are also six private schools: École Saint-Martin-de- France
France
(up to senior high school), École "Ella", École Saint-Louis, Établissement Vauban, Notre-Dame-de-la-Compassion (junior and senior high school)[4] Culture[edit] Pontoise
Pontoise
is one of the capitals of the impressionist movement. Many painters took as a starting point the city and its area for the creation of landscapes. Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
lived there for seventeen years. Other artists lived or worked in the area such as Vincent van Gogh (Auvers-sur-Oise), Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Charles-François Daubigny, Gustave Caillebotte, Gustave Loiseau, etc.

Cathédrale Saint Maclou

Main sights[edit]

Cathédrale Saint-Maclou de Pontoise. It was built in the 12th century and reconstructed and enlarged in the 15th and 16th centuries. The tower, as well as the central portal, is in flamboyant style. The central body is flanked by Renaissance
Renaissance
additions. The remaining 12th century part of the cathedral is to the back. To the North of the building is a Renaissance
Renaissance
portal. Musée de Pontoise
Pontoise
(Musée Tavet-Delacour). The museum houses sculptures from the Middle Ages, manuscripts from the seventeenth century and paintings from the twentieth century Musée Pissarro (impressionist collections) and garden of the five directions. The Museum is situated in a bourgeoise house at the entrance of the old castle.

Parks and recreation[edit] Parks:[8]

Le Jardin de la Ville Le Parc des Larris Le jardin partagé de Marcouville Le Jardin des Cinq Sens Le Parc du Château de Marcouville Les jardins et la terrasse basse du Dôme Le Jardin des Lavandières Plaines de jeux

Notable people[edit]

Sébastien Carole, footballer Nicolas Flamel, reputed alchemist, probably born here Jérémy Labor, footballer Christophe Lebon, swimmer Édouard-Alfred Martel, Father of modern speleology Guiday Mendy, basketball player Camille Pissarro, painter Yoann Rapinier, athlete Jacques Vallée, author, ufologist and former astronomer Jean-Éric Vergne, former Formula One driver currently competing in Formula E St William of Pontoise, hermit Moussa Dembélé (French footballer), footballer Liza del Sierra, pornographic actress. A famous religious sister, Blessed Marie de l'Incarnation (1566-1618), formerly known as Madame Acarie, the foundress of the Reformed Carmelites in France, lived, died and was buried here in the Carmelite Monastery.[9][10] William of Pontoise, medieval Benedictine

See also[edit]

Communes of the Val-d'Oise
Val-d'Oise
department

References[edit]

^ Le palmarès de la violence, ville par ville, from Le Figaro ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Pontoise" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 5, 2016.  ^ "Climat Île-de-France" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 5, 2016.  ^ a b "Les établissements scolaires." Pontoise. Retrieved on September 6, 2016. ^ Home. Lycée Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
Pontoise. Retrieved on September 6, 2016. ^ "Collèges et lycées." Cergy. Retrieved on September 6, 2016. "Lycée polyvalent A. Kastler[...]26 avenue de la Palette, sur la commune de Pontoise
Pontoise
" ^ Home. Lycée Alfred Kastler de Cergy-Pontoise. Retrieved on September 6, 2016. ^ "Les parcs & jardins." Pontoise. Retrieved on September 6, 2016. ^ Patricia. "Pontoise". Carmel.asso.fr. Retrieved 9 January 2015.  ^ "Pontoise, la chapelle du Carmel". Patrimoine-historie.fr. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pontoise.

Pontoise
Pontoise
official website Tourism in Pontoise

v t e

Cergy-Pontoise

Geography

Communes

Boisemont Cergy Courdimanche Éragny Jouy-le-Moutier Maurecourt Menucourt Neuville-sur-Oise Osny Pontoise Puiseux-Pontoise Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône Vauréal

Education

Lycées

Camille Claudel Château d’Épluches de l'Hautil Auguste Escoffier Galilée Alfred Kastler Jean Perrin Camille Pissarro Edmond Rostand Jules Verne Paul-Émile Victor École Saint-Martin-de-France Établissement Vauban Etablissement Notre-Dame-de-la-Compassion L’Institut de formation par alternance (IFA) Adolphe Chauvin Lycée professionnel des industries graphiques « Notre famille »

Universities

Cergy-Pontoise University

Other

Transport

Paris
Paris
RER stations

Gare de Cergy
Cergy
– Préfecture Gare de Cergy
Cergy
– Saint-Christophe Gare de Cergy-le-Haut Gare de Pontoise Neuville – Université Gare de Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône Gare de Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
- Liesse

Transilien
Transilien
stations

Gare de Cergy-le-Haut Gare de Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
- Quartier de l'Église Gare de Pont-Petit Gare d'Epluches Gare de Pontoise Gare de Cergy
Cergy
– Préfecture Gare de Cergy
Cergy
– Saint-Christophe Gare de Cergy-le-Haut Neuville – Université Gare d'Eragny-Neuville Gare d'Osny

Airports

Pontoise
Pontoise
– Cormeilles Aerodrome

Landmarks

Musée de Pontoise Musée Pissarro Parc des expositions de Cergy-Pontoise

Religion

Pontoise
Pontoise
Cathedral

Culture

Foire Saint-Martin

This list is incomplete.

v t e

Prefectures of departments of France

Bourg-en-Bresse
Bourg-en-Bresse
(Ain) Laon
Laon
(Aisne) Moulins (Allier) Digne-les-Bains
Digne-les-Bains
(Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) Gap (Hautes-Alpes) Nice
Nice
(Alpes-Maritimes) Privas
Privas
(Ardèche) Charleville-Mézières
Charleville-Mézières
(Ardennes) Foix
Foix
(Ariège) Troyes
Troyes
(Aube) Carcassonne
Carcassonne
(Aude) Rodez
Rodez
(Aveyron) Marseille
Marseille
(Bouches-du-Rhône) Caen
Caen
(Calvados) Aurillac
Aurillac
(Cantal) Angoulême
Angoulême
(Charente) La Rochelle
La Rochelle
(Charente-Maritime) Bourges
Bourges
(Cher) Tulle
Tulle
(Corrèze) Ajaccio
Ajaccio
(Corse-du-Sud) Bastia
Bastia
(Haute-Corse) Dijon
Dijon
(Côte-d'Or) Saint-Brieuc
Saint-Brieuc
(Côtes-d'Armor) Guéret
Guéret
(Creuse) Périgueux
Périgueux
(Dordogne) Besançon
Besançon
(Doubs) Valence (Drôme) Évreux
Évreux
(Eure) Chartres
Chartres
(Eure-et-Loir) Quimper
Quimper
(Finistère) Nîmes
Nîmes
(Gard) Toulouse
Toulouse
(Haute-Garonne) Auch
Auch
(Gers) Bordeaux
Bordeaux
(Gironde) Montpellier
Montpellier
(Hérault) Rennes
Rennes
(Ille-et-Vilaine) Châteauroux
Châteauroux
(Indre) Tours
Tours
(Indre-et-Loire) Grenoble
Grenoble
(Isère) Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
(Jura) Mont-de-Marsan
Mont-de-Marsan
(Landes) Blois
Blois
(Loir-et-Cher) Saint-Étienne
Saint-Étienne
(Loire) Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay
(Haute-Loire) Nantes
Nantes
(Loire-Atlantique) Orléans
Orléans
(Loiret) Cahors
Cahors
(Lot) Agen
Agen
(Lot-et-Garonne) Mende (Lozère) Angers
Angers
(Maine-et-Loire) Saint-Lô
Saint-Lô
(Manche) Châlons-en-Champagne
Châlons-en-Champagne
(Marne) Chaumont (Haute-Marne) Laval (Mayenne) Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle) Bar-le-Duc
Bar-le-Duc
(Meuse) Vannes
Vannes
(Morbihan) Metz
Metz
(Moselle) Nevers
Nevers
(Nièvre) Lille
Lille
(Nord) Beauvais
Beauvais
(Oise) Alençon
Alençon
(Orne) Arras
Arras
(Pas-de-Calais) Clermont-Ferrand
Clermont-Ferrand
(Puy-de-Dôme) Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Tarbes
Tarbes
(Hautes-Pyrénées) Perpignan
Perpignan
(Pyrénées-Orientales) Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Bas-Rhin) Colmar
Colmar
(Haut-Rhin) Lyon
Lyon
(Rhône) Vesoul
Vesoul
(Haute-Saône) Mâcon
Mâcon
(Saône-et-Loire) Le Mans
Le Mans
(Sarthe) Chambéry
Chambéry
(Savoie) Annecy
Annecy
(Haute-Savoie) Paris
Paris
(Paris) Rouen
Rouen
(Seine-Maritime) Melun
Melun
(Seine-et-Marne) Versailles (Yvelines) Niort
Niort
(Deux-Sèvres) Amiens
Amiens
(Somme) Albi
Albi
(Tarn) Montauban
Montauban
(Tarn-et-Garonne) Toulon
Toulon
(Var) Avignon
Avignon
(Vaucluse) La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon
(Vendée) Poitiers
Poitiers
(Vienne) Limoges
Limoges
(Haute-Vienne) Épinal
Épinal
(Vosges) Auxerre
Auxerre
(Yonne) Belfort
Belfort
(Territoire de Belfort) Évry (Essonne) Nanterre
Nanterre
(Hauts-de-Seine) Bobigny
Bobigny
(Seine-Saint-Denis) Créteil
Créteil
(Val-de-Marne) Cergy, Pontoise
Pontoise
(Val-d'Oise)

Overseas departments

Basse-Terre
Basse-Terre
(Guadeloupe) Fort-de- France
France
(Martinique) Cayenne
Cayenne
(French Guiana) Saint-Denis (Réunion) Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
(Mayotte)

v t e

Communes in the Metropolitan Area of Paris

Population over 2 million

City of Paris

Population over 100,000

Argenteuil Boulogne-Billancourt Montreuil Saint-Denis

Population over 75,000

Asnières-sur-Seine Aubervilliers Aulnay-sous-Bois Champigny-sur-Marne Colombes Courbevoie Créteil Nanterre Rueil-Malmaison Versailles Vitry-sur-Seine

Population over 50,000

Antony Le Blanc-Mesnil Bondy Cergy Chelles Clamart Clichy Drancy Épinay-sur-Seine Évry Fontenay-sous-Bois Issy-les-Moulineaux Ivry-sur-Seine Levallois-Perret Maisons-Alfort Meaux Neuilly-sur-Seine Noisy-le-Grand Pantin Saint-Maur-des-Fossés Sarcelles Sartrouville Sevran Villejuif

Population over 25,000

Alfortville Athis-Mons Bagneux Bagnolet Bezons Bobigny Bois-Colombes Brunoy Bussy-Saint-Georges Cachan Charenton-le-Pont Châtenay-Malabry Châtillon Chatou Le Chesnay Choisy-le-Roi Clichy-sous-Bois Conflans-Sainte-Honorine Corbeil-Essonnes La Courneuve Draveil Élancourt Ermont Franconville Fresnes Gagny La Garenne-Colombes Garges-lès-Gonesse Gennevilliers Gonesse Goussainville Grigny Guyancourt L'Haÿ-les-Roses Herblay Houilles Le Kremlin-Bicêtre Livry-Gargan Malakoff Mantes-la-Jolie Massy Melun Meudon Montfermeil Montigny-le-Bretonneux Montrouge Les Mureaux Neuilly-sur-Marne Nogent-sur-Marne Noisy-le-Sec Palaiseau Le Perreux-sur-Marne Pierrefitte-sur-Seine Plaisir Le Plessis-Robinson Poissy Pontault-Combault Pontoise Puteaux Rambouillet Ris-Orangis Romainville Rosny-sous-Bois Saint-Cloud Saint-Germain-en-Laye Saint-Ouen Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Sannois Savigny-sur-Orge Savigny-le-Temple Stains Sucy-en-Brie Suresnes Taverny Thiais Trappes Tremblay-en-France Vanves Vigneux-sur-Seine Villemomble Villeneuve-la-Garenne Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Villeparisis Villepinte Villiers-le-Bel Villiers-sur-Marne Vincennes Viry-Châtillon Yerres

Population under 25,000

1,669 other communes

v t e

Communes of the Val-d'Oise
Val-d'Oise
department

Ableiges Aincourt Ambleville Amenucourt Andilly Argenteuil Arnouville Arronville Arthies Asnières-sur-Oise Attainville Auvers-sur-Oise Avernes Baillet-en-France Banthelu Beauchamp Beaumont-sur-Oise Le Bellay-en-Vexin Bellefontaine Belloy-en-France Bernes-sur-Oise Berville Bessancourt Béthemont-la-Forêt Bezons Boisemont Boissy-l'Aillerie Bonneuil-en-France Bouffémont Bouqueval Bray-et-Lû Bréançon Brignancourt Bruyères-sur-Oise Buhy Butry-sur-Oise Cergy Champagne-sur-Oise La Chapelle-en-Vexin Charmont Chars Châtenay-en-France Chaumontel Chaussy Chauvry Chennevières-lès-Louvres Chérence Cléry-en-Vexin Commeny Condécourt Cormeilles-en-Parisis Cormeilles-en-Vexin Courcelles-sur-Viosne Courdimanche Deuil-la-Barre Domont Eaubonne Écouen Enghien-les-Bains Ennery Épiais-lès-Louvres Épiais-Rhus Épinay-Champlâtreux Éragny Ermont Ézanville Fontenay-en-Parisis Fosses Franconville Frémainville Frémécourt Frépillon La Frette-sur-Seine Frouville Gadancourt Garges-lès-Gonesse Genainville Génicourt Gonesse Goussainville Gouzangrez Grisy-les-Plâtres Groslay Guiry-en-Vexin Haravilliers Haute-Isle Le Heaulme Hédouville Herblay Hérouville Hodent L'Isle-Adam Jagny-sous-Bois Jouy-le-Moutier Labbeville Lassy Livilliers Longuesse Louvres Luzarches Maffliers Magny-en-Vexin Mareil-en-France Margency Marines Marly-la-Ville Maudétour-en-Vexin Menouville Menucourt Mériel Méry-sur-Oise Le Mesnil-Aubry Moisselles Montgeroult Montigny-lès-Cormeilles Montlignon Montmagny Montmorency Montreuil-sur-Epte Montsoult Mours Moussy Nerville-la-Forêt Nesles-la-Vallée Neuilly-en-Vexin Neuville-sur-Oise Nointel Noisy-sur-Oise Nucourt Omerville Osny Parmain Le Perchay Persan Pierrelaye Piscop Le Plessis-Bouchard Le Plessis-Gassot Le Plessis-Luzarches Pontoise Presles Puiseux-en-France Puiseux-Pontoise La Roche-Guyon Roissy-en-France Ronquerolles Sagy Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt Saint-Clair-sur-Epte Saint-Cyr-en-Arthies Saint-Gervais Saint-Gratien Saint-Leu-la-Forêt Saint-Martin-du-Tertre Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône Saint-Prix Saint-Witz Sannois Santeuil Sarcelles Seraincourt Seugy Soisy-sous-Montmorency Survilliers Taverny Théméricourt Theuville Le Thillay Us Vallangoujard Valmondois Vaudherland Vauréal Vémars Vétheuil Viarmes Vienne-en-Arthies Vigny Villaines-sous-Bois Villeron Villers-en-Arthies Villiers-Adam Villiers-le-Bel Villiers-le-Sec Wy-dit-Joli-Village

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 145384455 LCCN: n50055268 GND: 4116045-9 SUDOC: 029850908 BNF: cb1528

.