Biscuiterie Traou Mad

Pont Aven
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Food and Drink

Famed for inventing the butter biscuits called galettes in 1920, the Biscuiterie Traou Mad is a visible presence in Pont-Aven with 3 shops across the town. One is downtown by the bridge, another on the Rue de Port and the company's factory is located just out of town with another shop. Enjoy their scrumptious range of biscuits and cookies, and take some home as souvenirs for friends and family if you can stop yourself from eating them all!

Nearby attractions

Set up by fans of the Ecole de Pont-Aven, this museum is dedicated to the Impresssionist artworks of this artistic school, which was led by Paul Gauguin in the 1880s.

One of the few mills remaining intact in the town, Le Moulin du Grand Poulguin has been turned into a fantastic restaurant and museum where you can find out about the history, mechanisms and workings of the mill.

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