Paul Gauguin and so much more...
Located in the East part of the seaside resort of Concarneau, in South Finistère, Pont-Aven is best known for its association with the post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. This attractive little village also has some lovely riverside walks, a mouth-watering food speciality and a colourful summer festival.
Pont-Aven has some very nice clothes and food shops and your visit would not be complete without buying some galettes from Biscuiterie Traou Mad, where these butter biscuits (not pancakes) were invented in 1920.
The village is particularly lively on the first Sunday of August when the Fête des Fleurs d’Ajoncs (gorse flower festival) takes place; there you will find some Breton music and dances along with some regional food specialities tasting and local people marching in traditional costume (the Pont-Aven dresses and hats are regarded as Brittany’s most attractive).
Crédit photo : Yannick Le Gal
Visit of the Traou Mad Biscuit factory
Visit of the Fine Arts Museum