Pont-Aven, a charming town poised at the very tip of Brittany, seduced the many 19th-century painters who took its name for their ‘school', including Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Paul Sérusier, and Émile Jourdan. Just reopened in a very contemporary new setting, the museum pays tribute to these ‘Pont-Aven School' artists.
Some 4,500 works transcribe the artistic life of Pont-Aven both chronologically and thematically through an interactive itinerary that sheds light on the contribution these painters made to modern art. On the first floor, the dining room of the Hotel Julia, which hosted the group at the time, has been faithfully reproduced. After the museum visit, head straight to the Moulin de Rosmadec, the oldest Michelin-starred restaurant in Brittany. Filled with impressionist paintings, this hotel-restaurant combines classical and contemporary sensibilities with brio.
Musée de Pont-Aven (Pont-Aven Museum)
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
+33 (0)2 98 06 14 43
Moulin de Rosmadec
Venelle de Rosmadec
+33 (0)2 98 06 00 22