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What to do in Pont-Aven?

In this article, we present to you the main activities to do in Pont-Aven, which our local guides Aude and Maya have unearthed for you. Prepare to immerse yourself in...

Pont-Aven, a charming town nestled in Brittany, is an extraordinary destination full of exciting activities to explore. Whether you're an art lover, nature lover, or looking for outdoor adventure, this small town will have something to offer everyone.

Stroll in the City

Pont-Aven is full of shops, restaurants and nooks and crannies, each more enchanting than the last.

If you want to eat a crepe, we invite you to go to the restaurant “ Le Talisman ”: undoubtedly the best crepes in the Region! The owners are adorable and always very welcoming and warm. Looking for freshness? We recommend “ Aven Ice ”, an Artisan ice cream parlor who prepares Saracen waffles and above all delicious homemade sorbets with original and so delicious recipes!

For the most discerning gourmets among you, we invite you to reserve a table at the Moulin de Rosmadec (one star in the Michelin guide).

Art lovers will find what they are looking for with the dozens of galleries that line the city and are full of sculptures and paintings: there really is something for everyone! We recommend “ La Galerie de la Place Julia ”. In this International Gallery located 1 rue du Général de Gaulle, you will meet Bernard, a passionate and specialist, who will advise you on investment in works of art. In his gallery you will find international painters as well as Breton painters like: COMBAS, CORNEILLE, KLASEN, PICASSO, DALI, KELLER and many others...

Tour in the footsteps of Gauguin

Immerse yourself in the artistic world of Pont-Aven by following in the footsteps of the famous painter Paul Gauguin. This tour takes you through the city's alleyways, introducing you to the landscapes that inspired some of its most iconic works. You can also visit the Musée de Pont-Aven , which houses a collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art, including works by Gauguin himself.

The wood of Love

The Bois d'Amour is a true natural gem, a place for peaceful and romantic walks. Soak up the beauty of the landscape, with its winding paths, majestic trees and the river winding through the forest. It is here that artists have found inspiration and serenity over the years. Enjoy a relaxing stroll and let yourself be captivated by the magic of the Bois d’Amour.

Photography enthusiasts will also be won over by the charm of this walk. The nooks and crannies that make it up make it ideal for photography and very Instagrammable, as evidenced by the city’s hashtag: #pontaven

The Trémalo Chapel

This charming 16th century chapel is a must-see in Pont-Aven. Nestled in the middle of lush nature, it offers a peaceful atmosphere conducive to contemplation. Admire the Gothic architecture of the chapel, explore its surrounding gardens and discover the history behind this spiritual place.

Kayak trip and maritime excursion on the Aven

For an outdoor adventure, there's nothing like a kayak trip or a maritime excursion on the Aven. Sail along the river, admire the coastal landscapes and discover the flora and fauna that inhabit the waters of this preserved region.

It's the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy some relaxing time in the open air.

Port Manec'h beach

Located a few kilometers from Pont-Aven on the coast, Port Mane'ch beach is the destination you need to get into the water.

We recommend the restaurant “ La Chataigneraie ”, a real gem! The menu is diverse and excellent, the service fast and the team always attentive. The terrace is a marvel with its sea view in the shade of century-old chestnut trees.

The Royal Mer boutique - Your destination in Pont-Aven

To discover the Royal Mer collection in Pont-Aven, go to our store located Place Julia. In the heart of the city, we offer a wide choice of quality marine clothing. Let yourself be seduced by the softness and warmth of Royal Mer sailor sweaters, sailor tops, t-shirts and shoes and find the model that suits you!


10 Place Julia, 29930 Pont-Aven

Open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Sunday.

Tel: 09 52 30 46 12

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Follow their guides!

Thanks to Maya & Aude, our two local salespeople who will welcome you to the Royal Mer boutique in Pont-Aven. Thank you to them for sharing their addresses and local tips with us! If you have any questions about the city and its surroundings or about our products, do not hesitate to visit them.


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