Brittany Countryside, Concarneau & Pont Aven

  • Port

    Brest, France

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7¾ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Departing from Brest, you will head straight to the bustling fishing port of Concarneau. With all the charm of a walled town, Concarneau is enclosed in imposing granite ramparts and its popular resort facilities attract many visitors. It is France's third-largest fishing port for tuna, and supports two fish canneries and a colorful fish market. You will drive through the city to get acquainted with the city sights of Concarneau.

 Walk through the Old Town -- a maze of narrow alleys that cover the islet, which is linked to the mainland by two small bridges. You will see massive ramparts built in the 14th and 17th centuries, and their associated fortified buildings.

Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Concarneau; then drive to Pont Aven, in a very pleasant setting at the point where the river of the same name opens out into a tidal estuary. The River Aven used to serve numerous mills but, today, only one mill remains in operation. The picturesque town was a favorite resort for painters and the Pont-Aven School, headed by Paul Gauguin, was formed in 1888. The city is also famous for its butter cookies -- Galettes de Pont-Aven.

Enjoy some free time to explore this traditional town before re-joining your guide and motor coach for the drive back to Brest.