Place:Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France

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NamePontoise
TypeCommune
Located inVal-d'Oise, France
Also located inSeine-et-Oise, Île-de-France, France    
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Pontoise is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the centre of Paris, in the "new town" of Cergy-Pontoise.

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Pontoise is the historical capital of the Vexin français. Its foundation dates from the Roman times (Pontisara). At that time, the rock piton overhanging the river Oise supported the defense of the ford which was on the Roman road, the Chaussée Jules César, between Lutetia (Paris) and Rotomagus (Rouen). The road still exists and is now part of the N14 from Paris to Rouen. A famous religieus sister, Blessed Marie de l'Incarnation (1566-1618), formerly known as Madame Acarie, the foundres of the Reformed Carmelites in France, lived, died and was buried here in The Carmelite Monastery.

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