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Pont-l'Abbe

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Pont-l'Abbé is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.The self-styled capital of Pays Bigouden (roughly the region between the river Odet and the Bay of Audierne), Pont-l'Abbé was founded in the 14th century by a monk of Loctudy who built the first bridge across the river estuary, hence the name. The same monk also built the first castle.PopulationInhabitants of Pont-l'Abbé are called in French Pont-l'Abbistes.Breton languageThe municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on February 2, 2008.In 2008, 5.08% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.The Fête des Brodeuses (Embroideress' Festival) in July is one of Brittany's major traditional gatherings, and includes a Breton Mass at the Notre-Dame des Carmes church.
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