Pont-Aven

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownPont-Aven
Insee code29217
Postcode29930
Latitude47.8563720
Longitude-3.7446410
AltitudeFrom 0 to 102 meters
Surface28.63 km²
Population2914 inhabitants
Density101 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townQuimper (at 35 km, 29 min)Riec-sur-Belon at 4.6 km (7 min)
DepartmentFinistèreNévez at 7.7 km (12 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Evoking Pont-Aven is call:

A vibrant city, full of charm in the palm 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, City renowned, 14 mills, 15 houses."

A marina at the bottom of the estuary, where marine air meets the light of the campaign. Since the late Middle Ages, wearing Pont-Aven is a must for wine merchants, salt, cereals, potatoes and granite. Today, small marina housed at the bottom of the estuary, it has become a tourist stop.

A village with multicolored face paint is the attraction. This 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 (reopening spring 2015), workshops municipal artists, and many private exhibition spaces Pont-Aven is firmly rooted in his pictorial vocation.

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


SIGHTSEEING

  • Guided tour of the city: for individuals, from mid-June to mid-September on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am. Starting with a minimum of 4 adults, with reservations.
  • Information and Animation Museum of Fine Arts Space: during the construction of the museum, the cultural mediator you will discover the school Pont-Aven 10 masterpieces, every Tuesday from 15h to 16h, many Activities are offered throughout the year. Reopening of the museum: spring 2015.
  • Artistic Initiation a painter: Saturdays of holiday weekends and school holidays, equipment provided, from 14:30 to 17:30. Reservation and the number of registered.
  • Visit of the chapel Trémalo: daily, year round from 10h to 17h
  • Commented cruise on the Aven: April to late September - hours depending on the tides.
  • Path "On No Gauguin" 3 circuits 1h 2h30 to discover the places painted by Paul Gauguin, track record of street furniture with reproductions of paintings and comments ...
  • Library, internet room, canoeing, canoes, sampans, horse riding, river fishing, tennis, nature walks accompanied departure GR 34 along the Aven.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Pont-Aven
Leisure centresMuseum of Pont-Aven
MonumentsCastle of Rustéphan,   Chapel of Trémalo,   Church of Nizon

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Weekly markets: large market Tuesday morning. Food market on Saturday mornings.
  • Feast of Tabernacles: early June to Kerevennou in Nizon.
  • Fête de la Belle Angèle end of June, gathering of old rigs, sea shanties, tour boats, fireworks.
  • Festival of Flowers Gorse: 1st Sunday of August: Mass Breton Celtic parade with circles and bagadoù, dance performances and music from Britain, Fest Noz ....
  • Festivities Nizon: last Sunday of September.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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

PHOTOS

Market day on portMarket day on port
 
Rue du port, bridge and church Pont-AvenRue du port, bridge and church Pont-Aven
Promenade du Bois d'AmourPromenade du Bois d'Amour
 
Chapel KergornetChapel Kergornet
The chaos of the AvenThe chaos of the Aven
 
Gardens Excelmans on portGardens Excelmans on port
Moulin du Grand PoulguinMoulin du Grand Poulguin
 
Old rigs docked in the port of Pont-AvenOld rigs docked in the port of Pont-Aven
Boating on the AvenBoating on the Aven
 
Cap and collar of the costume Pont-AvenCap and collar of the costume Pont-Aven
The cakes Pont-AvenThe cakes Pont-Aven
  

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WEATHER

Monday 22 December
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Tuesday 23 December
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Wednesday 24 December
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Taupinière  
9.4
  SPECIAL OFFER
Pont-Aven
CHARMING CHAUMIÈRE - La Taupinière awaits you between Concarneau and Pont-Aven in a cozy cottage in the middle of a garden. MARINE KITCHEN - Recommended by many food guides, food will...
Located in Pont-Aven61 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAr Men Du  
9.6
Névez
In the heart of Brittany, the Ar Men Du invites you to enjoy all the authenticity of its seafood cuisine overlooking the ocean close since its panoramic room. Patrick Le Guen works...
Located 8.3 km from Pont-Aven55 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Raphaël  
8.5
Moëlan-sur-Mer
Once upon a time ... - Follow the white pebbles left by Hansel and Gretel which will lead you to a small stone house, situated close to a river and nestled in the heart of the forest....
Located 9.4 km from Pont-Aven49 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsL'escale fleurie    
9.6
Bannalec
Clévacances 3 keys. Anemone room, spacious and comfortable with TV, 2 beds 1 plce on request1 double. Bathroom and toilet private. Peony family room, 1 bedroom with TV, 1 double bed...
Located 8.4 km from Pont-Aven51 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes de ste-Anne    
9
Bannalec
Welcome to the ocean floor in the South Finistere, near Quimper, Pont-Aven, Concarneau. 3 quiet, comfortable and personalized in a separate m farmhouse in the countryside. Each room...
Located 10.3 km from Pont-Aven52 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsDomaine de kervail    
9.4
Quimperlé
Gites de France 3 épis. Former coaching inn on the outskirts of Quimper, a city of art and history. Our farmhouse is now a guest house suited to the 21st century. For your pleasure...
Located 12.7 km from Pont-Aven57 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsHameau de Kérambeuz  
10
Névez
Neo Breton house recently in a wooded near the coast.
Located 3.7 km from Pont-AvenFrom 450 € to 500 € per week 
House for 6 personsRavissante chaumière  
10
Riec-sur-Belon
Delightful cottage situated between the rivers of the Aven and Belon, near Pont-Aven. Beautiful garden. Calme.
Located 3.9 km from Pont-AvenFrom 700 € to 800 € per week 
House for 4 personsGite de Kerherou   NEW
Moëlan-sur-Mer
Ocean, beaches and coves are just a 20-minute walk away from the lovely flowered garden though fern-lined well-trodden paths. If you prefer using your car... You will find numerous...
Located 7.6 km from Pont-AvenFrom 285 € to 585 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
191 places over 3,5 haCamping Le saint nicolas    
9.5
Port Manech
Set in the quiet surroundings of a wooded, lust countryside spanning 3.5 hectares, just 200 m from the beach and the seafront, coloured by a family atmosphere, Le Saint Nicolas accommodates...
Located 5.7 km from Pont-AvenFrom 18 € to 28.30 € per day 
109 places over 2,5 haCamping du Vieux Verger - Ty Noul    
9.1
Névez
The charm of a small family site, genuine, calm and friendly situated between the sandy beaches and green countryside.  The Old Orchard offers spacious pitches, flat and delineated...
Located 8 km from Pont-AvenFrom 12 € to 18 € per day 
81 places over 1,6 haCamping de kervoen     NEW
Clohars-Carnoët
Our 3 Star campsite welcomes you for your next holiday to Clohars-Carnoet in Finistere Sud (29). Situated between the sea and countryside, choose a family holiday in a quiet setting...
Located 16.1 km from Pont-AvenFrom 9.50 € to 15.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Domaine de Pont Aven Art Gallery Resort - Hotel in Pont-AvenLe Domaine de Pont Aven Art Gallery Resort     
8.8
Pont-Aven
This 4-star residence features a heated indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. It is located in the picturesque village of Pont Aven in Brittany, 15 km from Quimperlé Train Station. Free Wi-Fi...
Located in Pont-Aven
Les Ajoncs D'or - Hotel in Pont-AvenLes Ajoncs D'or     
8
Pont-Aven
Located inland south of Brittany, Les Ajoncs D’or sits in the heart of Pont-Aven. It offers rooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi access. Many famous painters lived in Pont-Aven, including...
Located in Pont-AvenRoom from 66 €
Moulin de Rosmadec - Hotel in Pont-AvenMoulin de Rosmadec    
7.8
Pont-Aven
Located at the centre of Pont Aven in Brittany, this hotel is set in a 15th-century, former wind mill. It features a shaded terrace in the garden and offers modern rooms. Each room...
Located in Pont-AvenRoom from 89 €

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Hôtel Le Continental
This Art-Deco style hotel is located in the centre of Brest, with a short walk to the TGV station and Palais des Congres, Le Quartz. It offers free Wi-Fi...
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Hôtel balladins Brest
The Balladins Brest Hotel is located north of the town centre and offers comfortable and affordable accommodation. Guestrooms...
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