If the sunflowers in the photo trigger a "I've seen those before" thought - it's because this is where Paul Gauguin was inspired to paint his many sunflower pieces. A number of artists took up residence here around1885 and they were collectively known as Pont-Aven School of post Impressionism which became known as Synthetism.
|The wooden passerelle over the river.|
The Promenade Xavier Grall is a walk named after the writer. The promenade meanders alongside the river in between the former mills now restored as restaurants, upscale shops, and of course the art galleries.
All through our drives in Brittany we saw thatched cottages and so when we were in Pont Aven we stopped in for tea and cakes at La Chanmiere Roz-Aven, a traditional cottage transformed into a restaurant on the ground floor and hotel up above. The morning was a little brisk so we skipped the outside tables which overlooked the port, but we took a window seat. The view and the cakes and the service were all excellent.