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 Quimperle at 15 km and Lorient at 25 km.

Pont-Aven, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Concarneau guide


at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Quimperle 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
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Morbihan department

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix...

See Ile de Groix guide
Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 35 km (direction west)

One of the quieter towns in Finistere, the port in Pont-l'Abbé and...

See Pont l'Abbe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

Locronan, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' is one of...

See Locronan guide


Seaside resort at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

Tourism based around the beaches and pleasure port have largely overtaken fishing...

See Douarnenez guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 58 km (direction north-west)

The attractive harbour and traditional wooden houses explain why Le Faou is...

See Le Faou guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Morbihan department

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments...

See Carnac Plage guide
Forges des Salles

Forges des Salles

at 60 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th century village...

See Forges des Salles guide


at 63 km (direction east-south-east), in the Morbihan department

Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery...

See Quiberon 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