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Discover Pont-Aven: the "city of painters".

Pont-Aven is the stronghold of many painters... Gauguin, Sérusier, Filiger, these names are certainly not unknown to you. Famous painters of the 19th century, these artists all passed through the Pont-Aven School of painters, Gauguin being the master. Only 25 minutes from the campsite Le Kergariou, take the opportunity to discover this city of character and its many attractions.

Your stay at our campsite near Pont-Aven

Take advantage of your stay at our campsite to visit "Pont-Aven, city of painters" but also called "Pont-Aven, city of fame, 14 mills, 15 houses". You will also be charmed by its picturesque port. Between landscapes, heritage, delicacies, mills and boat trips, Pont-Aven offers you a truly idyllic setting for a family day out.

Visiting Pont-Aven will keep you busy for a whole day. Staying at our campsite will allow you to discover the heritage of Cornouaille, and some of the jewels that make Brittany, and more particularly South Finistère, a must-see destination. Let yourself be charmed by this beautiful town and leave the campsite Le Kergariou for a day or two.

What to expect in Pont-Aven

Following the river Aven, discover the port of Pont-Aven, which was once one of the most important ports in Cornouaille. Today, you will see motorboats and sailing boats, and it is also the starting point for an excursion with the Aven-Belon boats. During these excursions you can enjoy the scenery and the beautiful thatched houses. At low tide you may have seen Gargantua's hoof, a large rock in the shape of a giant's shoe.

A few kilometres from Pont-Aven, discover the charming and pretty town of Concarneau and its famous walled city. If you go south of Pont-Aven, discover also the commune of Nevez and its two thatched cottage villages of Kerascoët and Kercanic.

Your holiday in the city of painters

Pont-Aven is a Mecca of French painting, the Ecole des Peintres is an emblematic place that has become the Pont-Aven museum. Don't be surprised to see painters inspired by the beauty of the landscape as you walk around.

To find the places that inspired the painters, the tourist office of Pont-Aven offers you a map with 4 circuits from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Pont-Aven is truly a special destination for art lovers, and inspires more than one artist!

Visit Pont-Aven and its mills

But before the painters, it was the mills that made the town's reputation. It is not for nothing that a saying goes "Pont-Aven, city of renown, 14 mills and 15 houses". In fact, the power of the river Aven used to turn the wheels of the mills. Some remains remain, such as the Grand Poulguin mill, the Rosmadec mill, the Neuf mill, Ty Meur, and the Pénanros mill (still in operation).

The Bois d'Amour, on the heights of Pont-Aven, is a haven of peace where the sound of water mingles with that of the leaves and birds that bring this timeless site to life. A stone's throw from the town centre, this undergrowth has been a major source of inspiration for painters.

Don't forget to bring back souvenirs from Pont-Aven, especially the famous "galettes de Pont-Aven", from the biscuit factory of your choice: Traou Mad, the Biscuiterie Penven, and the Biscuiterie de Pont-Aven.

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