Les Dominicaines


Established within the former Dominican convent, a restored 16th and 17th century half-timbered building, the "Pont L'Évêque… the story of a town" exhibition offers you an insight into the history, economy, monuments, residential architecture and personalities of this small Augeron town.
Via scale models, interactive terminals and video screens, the town unveils its many secrets. A reproduction of the 17th and 18th century convent garden. Programme of temporary fine arts exhibitions.
Guided or unaccompanied tour in French: 1 hour. Art library.
Guided tours of Pont l'Évêque's old prison by appointment.
Activities for school groups (art and heritage). Conferences.
Contact details

Les Dominicaines

Espace culturelPlace du Tribunal


Phone : 02 31 64 89 33

Fax : 02 31 64 94 74


Obligatory for groups


Base rate - full rate adult From 3,25 €

Discount - maximum age : 15 years old

Rate for adult group From 3,55 €
Student rate From 1,50 €
Means of payment

Postal or bank cheques


Opening times

Open from February 15th to December 15th from wednesdays to sundays from 10.30 to 12.30am and from 2.30 to 6pm. Open daily on July and August. Closed on mornings from October to March.




Supervised learning activity

Learning activity

Specific theme activities

Junior workshop


Temporary exhibitions


Average time60 minutes -


Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 15
DISCOVERING THE HERITAGE OF PONT L’EVEQUE: the courthouse square with the former convent of the Dominicans, the prison, the former town hall and the old quarter with its timber-fronted houses dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Saint-Michel church. THE FORMER DOMINICANS’ CONVENT: outdoor tour of the former convent and of the small historical gardens which contain plants formerly used by the nuns as natural remedies. ‘THE HAPPY PRISON’ IN PONT l’EVEQUE: built in 1823, this neoclassical style prison bears witness to the architectural style of prisons in the 19th century. This building has managed to preserve its interior fixtures and fittings. EXHIBITION VISIT - THE HISTORY OF PONT L’EVEQUE: discover the history, economy, monuments, lifestyles and personalities of this small town in the Auge valley.

Further information

Environment : In the town centre