Cornouaille, with its landscapes, its lights and its picturesque villages has always fascinated painters and artists.
In 1865, a colony of painters established in Pont-Aven. There, Gauguin, Sérusier or Bernard experienced new pictorial ideas, known worldwide as “School of Pont-Aven”. Today, the city of painters hosts around sixty art galleries.
During the 19th century, artists and authors also used to stay in Concarneau, seduced by the back-and-forth of the boats in the bay and the lively daily life of the fishing port.