the Pont-de-Claix is a common French, located in the department of the Isere and the area the Rhone-Alps. The Pont-de-Claix is a city of the south-east of the France and is in the southern suburbs of Grenoble. Its inhabitants are the Pontois .
Localities and variations
Communes borderingSeyssins, Claix, Echirolles, Champagnier, Varces-Allières-and-Risset
HistoryIn 1611, a bridge is built so that the maraîches fertile plains of Claix can cross Drac to go to sell their products in Grenoble, Edifié by Lesdiguières, it is classified historic building in 1898.
More than two centuries later, a new broader bridge and especially less stiff is built.
In same time, the paper industrialist who installed his factory near Drac obtains the small hamlet. This small hamlet, which sees the number of its inhabitants growing bigger with the arrival of the paper workmen, becomes Pont of Claix in 1873.
Two years later, SNCF railway station is built. In 1911, a town hall is built (altitude 246 m). It is with the First World War and the installation of a chlorine factory useful for the manufacture of poison gases that Pont of Claix makes its great strides.
The first HLM are built in 1953, the city counts 3500 inhabitants, three times more than at the beginning of the century.
53 years later, more than 12000 inhabitants resident on the commune which was equipped with many establishments (schools, help center, college, social housing…)
- the bridge of Pont-de-Claix, or Lesdiguières bridge, is quoted among the seven wonders of Dauphine the.
TwinningsThe bridge of claix is twinned with Winsen Luhe (Germany)
Related articlesCommon of Isere
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