Musée de Pont-Aven

Pont Aven

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. The museum features a permanent collection of paintings by the Ecole de Pont-Aven including works by Gauguin himself, Emile Bernard and Paul Serusier. There is also a collection of paintings of Brittany from the 20th century and another showcasing artworks from Pont-Aven before the Ecole de Pont-Aven arrived.

On the ground floor you'll find a 10 minute video that tells the story of the Ecole de Pont-Aven painters along with most of the collections. Up on the first floor are the museum documentation centre and the shop where you can buy posters, postcards and more, featuring works that are shown in the museum.

Places to visit nearby

Pont-Aven in Brittany is a picturesque mill town best known for its association with the painter Paul Gauguin.

Quimper is a charming city in Brittany which is renowned for its faïence and is situated in a pretty valley where the rivers Odet and Steir meet.

Huelgoat in Brittany is a secluded village, nestled in the Monts d'Arrée, that is home to the magical Forêt d'Huelgoat where unusual rock formations and fascinating myths and legends abound.

Nearby attractions

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 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.

Follow this walking route through Pont-Aven to discover the 15 mills that were once the lifeblood of the town. Scattered both upstream and downstream of the main deck, these pretty mills were the inspiration for some of the...