The Bigouden Museum
The Bigouden Museum, in Pont-L'Abbé shows the artisanal furniture, the
everyday life and the costumes of the sailors and farmers of the past.
A tape recorder broadcasts in each room a text from Per Jakez Helias, the famous bigouden writer of the book :
Built in the medieval donjon of the old castle of the Barons of the Pont, the Bigouden Museum has four exposition rooms
located from the bottom to the top of the donjon :
The low room : Vaulted and lightened by five deep embrasures, here are presented the geography, and
the political, religious and literary history of the bigouden country. You can also find a map of the manors , churches,
chapels and calvaries of the country.
- The second room: It evokes the bigouden house, its furniture and its tools, the labor of the farmer and old
jobs (carpenter , winnower).
- The third room:
It shows the different costumes and headdresses worn in the bigouden country from 1850 to
1950, the linked jobs (taillors and embroiderers, the lace and the jewels which ornate the costumes.
- The fourth room:
It shows the maritime life of the bigouden country, the harbours, the sailors, the fishing and the various types of boats , the
nets used to fish. Also shown the canning industry and the oyster-farming.
Contribution of Régis Andro [email@example.com].