Pont Aven or the “city of painters” is best seen on a sunny day as walking around in the city is the best for a proper discovery of its water mills, river, beautiful mansions, museum and numerous art galleries

La ville de Pont Aven traversée par la rivière de l'Aven se visite en famille

Pont Aven, a family event

  • Ask for the booklet “Discover Pont Avenand have fun” at the Tourist Office or download it (16 pages). An active and fun way of visiting and discovering the city.

    CONTACT : 5 place de l’Hôtel de Ville – 033 (0)2 98 06 04 70

  • The Pont Aven and its mini farm

Pont Aven, the kingdom of the breton biscuits and cake

You are in the land of the galette! Make sure to visit the Penven artisanal biscuit factory Penven founded in 1890, which has retained its old and famous know-how. Breton cakes and biscuits are made with quality local products: churn butter, flour, whole eggs, but also buckwheat, spelt, etc. Guided tour of the biscuit factory in July and August from Monday to Thursday at 11am. Free admission, wheelchair access. Confirm your visit by phone.

CONTACT : ZAC de Kergazuel – 033 (0)2 98 06 05 87 – WEBSITE

La façade peinte de la célèbre biscuiterie de Pont Aven
Le musée de Pont aven tout neuf après quelques années de travaux

Pont Aven : the city of painters

  • It is a must, even if you are not a museum goer. The paintings will tell you more about Brittany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and show the landscapes and colours typical of the region that attracted great artists like Paul Gauguin and gave rise to an artistic movement called “The Pont Aven School”. The museum also just reopened its doors after 3 years of work with more space for visitors, and a more interactive approach.

    CONTACT : Place Julia – 033 (0)2 98 06 14 43 – WEBSITE

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the most of your visit, in July and August, avoid “peak hours” and arrive early.

  • The Pont Aven festival of gorse flowers takes place on the first August Sunday. It is a very popular celebration and perhaps not the best day to discover the city. If you want to enjoy a genuine local event with local dances and music, that’s the day..

  • More information available at the Tourist Office