History and Heritage
History and Heritage

History and Heritage

From 1880 to the end of the 20th century, many painters, photographers and filmmakers got inspired by this town dedicated to the ocean, to the sailors, to its fish market…The many art galleries remain as an evidence of the dynamic cultural background of Concarneau.

concarneau, a town facing the sea

Former stronghold of Brittany, the Ville Close its ramparts in the still waters of the Marina and fishing port of Concarneau. On the heighs nearby, the castle of Keriolet is nestled in a marvellous garden. Seeking for heritage treasures, littles ones and grown-ups will discover the standing stones houses of Trégunc and the lovely thatched cottages of Kerascoët and Kercanic in Névez. Visitors might come across many old chapels, such as the renowned chapel of Tremalo in Pont-Aven, or some
more confdential but just as remarkable ones as the Trinity Chapel in Melgven.
Pont-Aven also offers a special trail to discover the location of the former 14 mills which made the reputation of the town, even before the arrival of international painters. The beautiful tide mill of Le Hénan has been recently restored and can now grind grain again. ~

GAUGUIN AND THE PONT-AVEN SCHOOL

Pont-Aven, cradle of the renowned “Pont-Aven school” initiated by Paul Gauguin and the Nabis artists remains an eternal source of inspiration for painters. This charming little town still marries the beauty of landscapes and a taste for culture thanks to the Museum of Pont-Aven, to the many artists studios and the numerous art
galleries. ~

CONCARNEAU AND ITS ARTISTS

From 1880 to the end of the 20th century, many painters, photographers and filmmakers got inspired by this town dedicated to the ocean, to the sailors, to its fish market…The many art galleries remain as an evidence of the dynamic cultural background of Concarneau. ~

The cottages of Kerascoët and Kercanic in Névez

The cottages of Kerascoët and Kercanic in Névez

 The chapel of Trémalo in Pont-Aven

The chapel of Trémalo in Pont-Aven

Traditional mill

Traditional mill

The neo-Gothic castle of Keriolet in Concarneau

The neo-Gothic castle of Keriolet in Concarneau

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