Pont-Aven tourism and travel guide

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Pont-Aven is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Pont-Aven. For detailed visitor information see the Pont-Aven travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pont-Aven in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Port-Manech at 6 km and Concarneau at 12 km.

Pont-Aven, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 5 km (direction south-west)

Kerascoet is a beautiful hamlet of thatched cottages near to the sea...

See Kerascoet guide


at 6 km (direction south)

Port Manec'h is an attractive seaside village which became popular in the...

See Port-Manech guide


at 12 km (direction west)

Now listed as a town of art and history, you will find...

See Concarneau guide
Chateau Keriolet

Chateau Keriolet

Castle at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Keriolet is an attractive 19th century chateau near to...

See Chateau Keriolet guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

Clohars Carnoet is home to the pretty port of Doelan and the...

See Clohars-Carnoet guide


at 15 km (direction east)

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one of the loveliest...

See Quimperle guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

La Forêt-Fouesnant is a small village with the third largest marina in...

See La-Foret-Fouesnant guide


at 20 km (direction west)

Beg-Meil is a popular tourist spot and home to some very pretty...

See Beg-Meil guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Morbihan department

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is not...

See Lorient guide
Iles des Glenan

Iles des Glenan

Island at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The uninhabited islands of the Glenan archipelago are now a popular nature...

See Iles des Glenan guide


at 27 km (direction west)

The long established resort of Benodet has a very scenic harbour for...

See Benodet guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

The important town of Quimper is also one of the most visited...

See Quimper guide


at 31 km (direction west)

Sainte-Marine is a small seaside resort on the estuary of the river...

See Sainte-Marine guide


at 31 km (direction west)

Loctudy is an important fishing town famous for its langoustines....

See Loctudy guide

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Markets in and near Pont-Aven

Market days in Pont-Aven: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Pont-Aven: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Nevez: market Saturday (5km)
  • Moelan-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Rosporden: market Thursday (13km)
  • Concarneau: market Monday & Friday (13km)
  • Quimperle: market Friday all day (15km)
  • Fouesnant: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Fouesnant: market Friday (20km)
  • Guidel: market Wednesday & Sunday (21km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (26km)

More information about Pont-Aven, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Pont-Aven, France

What to do at Pont-Aven? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pont-Aven.

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Pleyben (44km)
  • Argol (61km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (35km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (30km)
  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (30km)
  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (31km)
  • Parc Victor Chevassu (31km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Mousterlin (20km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (24km)
  • Menez-Hom (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (26km)

Geography and distances

Pont-Aven is in the north-west of France at 30 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Pont-Aven is 464 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pont-Aven

Canton: Pont-Aven

Arrondissement: Quimper

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29930

Distance to Pont-Aven

from Quimper (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 464 km

from Calais: 531 km

from Nice: 970 km

from Bordeaux: 415 km

from Strasbourg: 855 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car from one of the many cross-channel ports along the Brittany and Normandy coast. These are typically within 2 hours drive. For driving distances to Pont-Aven from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Nevez and Riec-sur-Belon.

This page in French: Visiter Pont-Aven