Locronan, Douarnenez, pointes du Van et du Raz, Audierne, Pont-Croix.
An area of maritime importance and magnificent landscapes such as Sein,
Raz headland and the bay of Douarnenez. Renowned, religious festivals take
place at Locronan and Sainte-Anne-La-Palud, and prestigious religious
edifices can be seen at Pont-Croix and Locronan.
Painters of old found themselves in fishing ports such as Douarnenez and
Audierne, travelling the "route of the customs officials", discovering the
countryside and chapels.
The museum's evidence of the interest shown in the area takes the form of
numerous canvases offered to the town in 1930 by visiting painters. The
maritime past of the area developed thanks to a series of commissioned
works painted in 1937, and can be seen today in all their glory at the
Place de l'Enfer
Tel 02 98 92 65 20, Fax: 02 98 92 05 41
The museum is housed in an old canning factory and has over 60 authentic
boats on show from France and Europe. The displays reveal the various
traditional construction techniques, means of propulsion and rigging
Surveying the stone quays and old wooden docks of the coastal port, one
can gaze at the thirty or so floating museum pieces, the largest of which
can be visited from april to october. Just behind the museum, artisans
with traditional know-how reveal some of the mysteries behind their crafts
such as: marine carpentry, sculpting and sailing.
Open from october until the 15th june from 10:00 till 12:30, and 14:00
till 18:00 except mondays; from the 15th june until 30th september, open
every day from 10:00 till 19:00.
Closed annually throughout january.
Locronan Public Museum :
Place de la Mairie
Tel: 02 98 91 70 05
Painters in search of Brittany: One hundred or so works spanning from 1860
Containing the history of the old arts and crafts of Locronan where one
can find woven articles dating back to the French revolution.
Open at peak season from the 15th june to the 15th september everyday from
10:00 till 19:00.