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Pont-Aven

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

Pont-Aven - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère
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Evoking Pont-Aven is call:

A bustling city full of charm in the hollow of the green valley of Aven. It is "Bro Goz ar Milinou" an old country mills. Since the Middle Ages, a popular saying is true "Pont-Aven, renowned City, 14 mills, 15 houses."

A marina at the bottom of the estuary, where sea air meets the light of the campaign. Since the end of the Middle Ages, the port Pont-Aven is a must for traders of wines, salt, cereals, potatoes and granite. Today, small marina sheltered at the bottom of the estuary, it has become a tourist stop.

A village whose colorful face painting is the focal point. It is "Baradoz year Arzu" artists paradise. City of painters since 1865, Pont-Aven is inseparable from the story of Paul Gauguin and his friends. Featuring a museum (re-opening in December 2015), workshops municipal artists, and many private places of exposure, Pont-Aven is firmly rooted in his artistic vocation.

Immediately recognizable by their delicacy and their unique taste, the cakes that are part of the culinary heritage Pont-Aven. Since 1890, the chips and burgers are food lovers and two biscuits perpetuate ancestral culinary tradition.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPont-Aven
Postcode29930
Latitude47.8563720 (N 47° 51’ 23”)
Longitude-3.7446410 (W 3° 44’ 41”)
Surface area28.63 km²
Population2914 inhabitants
Density101 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureQuimper (35 km, 29 min)
Insee code29217
IntercommunalityCA de Concarneau Cornouaille
DepartmentFinistère
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Riec-sur-Belon4.6 km (7 min)
Névez7.7 km (12 min)
Trégunc8.3 km (10 min)
Melgven9.8 km (11 min)
Le Trévoux10.1 km (14 min)
Baye11.8 km (13 min)
Moëlan-sur-Mer12 km (14 min)
Port Manech12.1 km (16 min)
Bannalec12.4 km (16 min)
Rosporden14.8 km (17 min)
Concarneau16.4 km (20 min)
Clohars-Carnoët16.5 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

Market day on port
Market day on port
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Rue du port, bridge and church Pont-Aven
Rue du port, bridge and church Pont-Aven
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Promenade du Bois d'Amour
Promenade du Bois d'Amour
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Chapel Kergornet
Chapel Kergornet
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The chaos of the Aven
The chaos of the Aven
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Gardens Excelmans on port
Gardens Excelmans on port
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Moulin du Grand Poulguin
Moulin du Grand Poulguin
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Old rigs docked in the port of Pont-Aven
Old rigs docked in the port of Pont-Aven
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Boating on the Aven
Boating on the Aven
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Cap and collar of the costume Pont-Aven
Cap and collar of the costume Pont-Aven
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The cakes Pont-Aven
The cakes Pont-Aven
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Weather

Tuesday 30 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 31°C
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Wednesday 1 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
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Thursday 2 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Nearby: sailing, golf, floral park, beaches, swimming pool, cinema ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Day trip in the Glénan archipelago
Nature and the great outdoors120 € Bénodet (28 km)
Horseback ride in the land of King Morvan
Sports sensations16 € to 149 € Meslan (28 km)
Sea diving at Ria d’Etel
Sports sensations49 € Plouhinec (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Tour of the Small Sea of Gâvres
Village visitEasy3h30Port-Louis (33 km)
The Great Megalithic Arc
HikeEasy2h30Erdeven (51 km)
Locarn Moors and Corong Gorges
HikeEasy1h00Locarn (57 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels