Pont Aven is only 10 minutes away and is a beautiful town nestling along the banks of the Aven River with its ancient granite water mills. It was originally a small fishing harbour and the town grew and became prosperous when Luggers traded between Nantes and Bordeaux, taking grain and bringing back wine and salt. It was made famous in the 1860’s by a group of American Painters and Paul Gaugin who settled here to paint.
Today you can visit the many Art galleries in the town as it has now become a popular centre for art. There is also the Musée de Pont Aven, which documents the towns history as well as a collection of paintings by the Pont Aven School. If you interested in painting it is possible to go on a course here.
Take a stroll along the river that is lined with local and visiting Yachts or you can take a ferry (Vedette) down the picturesque Aven river and up the lovely Belon river. You can also hire a canoe from us and navigate a leisurely afternoon down to the sea, stopping en route for a picnic or a glass of wine in one of the Cafés.
You can also walk in the Bois d’Armour at the top of the town and if you are feeling a little peckish you can sample the local Galettes (butter biscuits) or have a meal in one of the riverside Restaurants or Cafés.