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“Pont Aven”

Centre Historique de Pont-Aven
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Pont-Aven
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 12 August 2014

A beautiful little town on the river. Lot's of galleries and places to eat. Great for a walk or just to sit and watch the world go by.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Beautiful place to walk round even with young children. Massive fish in the estuary for them to watch jump to the surface. Lots of art shops, biscuit and chocolate shops. Little children play area, free parking and super restaurant with pink umbrellas at the end of the parking area where cars can turn round.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The small village located along the Aven river, in the Brittany's cost is a Pearl by the Atlantic ocean. The West cost of France is plenty of tradition, that reflects in every small charming shop or home. There is a wide variety of exquisite local food, represented mostly by the Crêpes (a very thin pancake), sea food and an array of jams, preserves, pastrys and of course, good and affordable french wine. But you can also taste the local drink: Cider. In the past the small town was a popular vacation destination for famous painters, such as Paul Gauguin, looking for inspiration for their paintings. Today you can find their heritage among the many art galleries and crafts. Very charming!

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Pont Aven, having been the site of an art school founded by Gauguin, us a very popular and busy place. Park as far down the estuary as possible to enjoy the walk back into town,
Then cross through the main Intersection and on the right hand side you will find the modest knee-height sign indicating the XAVIER GRALL WALK . Judging by the relative quiet of the walk, it's Pont a Avens hidden gem! He was a well- known Breton poet in the 1930,s.
It is a stroll behind the high street alongside the river, criss-crossed with charming bridges with huge (how do they do them?) hanging baskets of flowers. A great view of how the original merchants would have moved their goods down to the port. It's only about 1 km long and loops back into the busy Main Street, but what a beautiful stroll.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Beware Tuesday it is market day and the place is heaving and parking is more difficult than usual especially around the market area. If you park overnight Monday you could find yourself trapped until early afternoon. Town itself needs but a morning to see until the brilliant museum re opens. Restaurants bars send cafés operate eccentric opening times until the French holiday time kicks in. It is what it is in the season, during the day a tourist town, in the evening it gets back to a tranquil little port.

Thank peter r
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