Pont-Aven (Concarneau), France

Pont-Aven is a commune in the Finistcre department of Brittany in northwestern France. It is a vibrant and charming destination located on the Aven River. It is located approximately 10km from the medieval walled town of Concarneau, a popular resort and one of France's largest fishing ports.

Pont-Aven is mainly known because of the group of artists who flocked round Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, and who were joined in 1888 by Paul Serusier. Pont Aven still attracts artists and art lovers with many commercial galleries in addition to the town's public gallery.

Things to See & Do

* Musee des Beaux Arts de Pont-Aven
* Art Galleries
* Moulin Poulguin Restaurant - mill
* Beech woods of the Bois d'Amour
* ruins of Château de Rustephan

General Information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area - 28.63 km²
Population - 3,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 33

Travel Links - Concarneau is accessible by train from Paris-Montparnasse, Lyon and Bordeaux.

There are flights from Paris to Quimper (24km) and Lorient (50km).