Pont-Aven tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pont-Aven in Finistere

Visit Pont-Aven: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own special appeal

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Quimperle at 15 km and Lorient at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pont-Aven, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Finistere

Map of places to visit near Pont-Aven

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

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

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

Pont-Aven is in the north-west of France. 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