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10 Things or more to do in... Pays Gauguin

  1. Art galleries in Pont Aven - many galleries of varying styles in this town made famous by the impressionist painter Paul Gauguin.
  2. Musee de Pont-Aven; village of painters, made famous by Gauguin
  3. Bois d'Amour a wood that inspired Gauguin and many others
  4. A Bee and Ant Farm - at Kercadoret, Le Faouet with exhibition of bee-keeping tools.
  5. Rospico Gardens at Port Manec'h 5 hectares of gardens in an English style
  6. Les Roches du Diable - dramatic rocky outcrop on the river Elle with international canoe-kayaking course.
  7. Local Walks and Painting Trails available from Tourist office, the Coastal walk GR34 continues along the coast.
  8. Boat trips up the Aven river from Port Manech.
  9. Local festivals - Gorse-flower festival 1st Sunday in August
  10. Pont-Aven's pretty port - once used for shipping oysters and wine
  11. Market days - Concarneau Monday and Friday, Pont Aven Tuesday, Tregunc Wednesday, Nevez Saturday
  12. Sardine canning factory. Concarneau Guided tours.
  13. Chateau de Keriolet Concarneau. A Russian imperial residence in France!
  14. The walled citadel Concarneau. A popular tourist attraction with narrow streets, shops and activities including the Fishing museum