Sep 18, 2016

~ pont ~ aven

Pont-Aven was probably my favorite of our day trips. As an art history major, I was in heaven. 

If this looks like a painting, there's a reason why. Pont-Aven was home to the group of artists who were collectively referred to as Pont-Aven School, and included names like Emile Bernard and Paul Gauguin. There are plenty of stories about these artists, especially Gauguin, and you can just imagine them walking the streets. 
There are painted doors exhibited in the museum, probably painted by one of the painters in this clan, for rent or a meal. 

Can you imagine walking up those steps to get home?

In 1886, Gauguin arrived and stayed at the Pension Gloanec ~ for accommodation and meals. Other guests of the Pension from 1886-1890 include Emile Bernard, Emile Jourdan, Charles Laval, Charles Filigree  Paul Serusier, Henry Moret, and Gustave Loiseau, making it an artistic landmark in Pont-Aven.

The Gloanec Day is the name of this painting by Paul Gauguin in 1888..

I couldn't get enough of the blue shutters everywhere!

We had the pleasure of dining at Les 3 Buis Restaurant for lunch...

Tarte de Sardines

Ravioli Langoustine
 The most delicious ravioli I've ever tasted... 

After we made it very clear how delighted we were with our lunch, we visited the kitchen!

 The sauce for my ravioli!

The chef/owner could not be more charming or talented!

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Beth25 said...

I am sitting at my desk and enjoying your travel adventure in Brittany. I have wanted to visit this wonderful area for a long time. When you return to the U.S., I want to recommend a visit to the Indianapolis Art Museum to view their fabulous collection of masterpieces from Pont-Aven. It is a favorite place to visit. Thank you for sharing your trip.

David & Dianne said...

Oh wow, definitely my favorite post from your trip so far!! I love all the blue shutters, but I did spot some green ones. The food, that painting, the scenery--my head is spinning. I will be viewing this many times. Thank you. Love, Mom