Le Faouët, les vallées de l'Ellé et du Scorff, Trévarez,
Chateauneuf du Faou, la vallée de l'Aulne.
From early on, Faouet and the Morbihan region of Cornouaille have
captivated the attention of travellers attracted by the sea.
The costumes, colorful rood-scene and religious festivals found in the
Saint-Fiacre chapels along with Sainte-Barbe's magnificent picture frames
are guaranteed to enthuse painters. Far from the fury of the waves and
thunderstorms, the colourful costumes, rich furniture and the softness of
the Scroff valley and l'Elle region induce daydreaming and meditation.
For a time at the end of the 15th century, Faouet and its halls were
adorned with works by artists such as Germain David-Nillet, Arthur Midy and
Marius Borgeaud. Since 1987, the Faouet museum has been housed in the old
1 rue de Quimper
56320 Le Faouët
Tel : 02 97 23 23 23, fax: 02 97 23 11 66
Situated in the old Ursuline convent of the 17th century, the Faouet museum
displays a beautiful collection of oil, pastel and heritage works by
painters from Paris and abroad who stayed in the convent at the end of the
19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
The museum's collection is evidence of Brittany's rural appeal to many
artists including Sydney Curnow Vosper, Oscar Chauvaux, Yvonne Jean-Haffen,
Arthur Midy, Charles Riviere and Germain David-Nilet who still plays an
important role in the development of Faouet's pictorial nucleus.
Open from june until october everyday except tuesday, from 10:00 till 12:00
and 14:00 till 18:00.