This delightful half-day tour takes you to the artists' haven village of Pont-Aven, which is situated on the estuary of the River Aven. There is a saying that "Pont-Aven has fourteen mills and fifteen houses," recalling that at one time, the mill industry ensured the town's prosperity.
Enjoy a leisurely drive through the countryside as you make your way from Concarneau to Pont-Aven. Upon arrival, you will commence a guided walking tour that takes you to your first stop, the Tremolo Chapel. Nested near the Bois d'Amour, you will discover the Yellow Christ that inspired Gauguin's painting. Leaving the Chapel, you will stroll along the river to the heart of the city, learning about the colony of painters, led by Paul Gauguin, who made the town famous by the end of the 19th century and formed the school of painting called, "L'Ecole de Pont-Aven." A guided visit to the famous Museum of Pont-Aven is included during your tour of the town.
Following your guided tour, enjoy free time to further explore this pretty, picture-postcard town with its white houses and lush green riverbanks before it's time to return to Concarneau.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 75-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. Much of the walking is over cobblestone and uneven surfaces. There are also a few steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; flat, comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. In the event of religious ceremonies taking place, interior visits to any cathedrals will not be possible.