Tremalo Chapel

Pont Aven
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Take a wander through the forest, the Bois d'Amour, and discover the 16th century Gothic Tremalo Chapel that contains the multi-coloured wooden crucifix that inspired Gauguin twice in his paintings of the 'Yellow Christ' and his 'Self-portrait with the Yellow Christ'. With an asymmetrical roof that almost reaches the ground, this charming building stands at the top of the Bois d'Amour and is a welcoming and picturesque site under the canopy of beech trees.

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

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...

This 'wood of love' was popular with Gaugin and the other painters of the École de Pont-Aven. Take a perfect walk amongst the calmness of the great trees and the quietly babbling river. Why not wander up to the pretty Tremalo...

The 'green lungs' of Limoges, the Bois de la Bastide is a 78 hectare forest just north-east of the city.