LIKE AN IMPRESSIONIST

Follow the Painters' Route in Cornwall and discover an endless variety of landscapes that have inspired painters.

Day 1 - Quimper - Pont Aven (35 km)

In the early afternoon, meet your guide at the Quimper Museum of Fine Arts to discover the temporary exhibition " Henry Moret (1856-1913) between Pont-Aven and Impressionism, the triumph of landscape ". An exhibition unpublishedSince the exhibitions at the end of the 1990s, Henry Moret has not been the subject of a monographic retrospective. The exhibition will bring together a group of works that are perfectly representative of the art of a painter with a varied career and will be based on a chronological approach, which is essential for understanding and interpreting Henry Moret's work. The first part of the exhibition will focus on his formative years, from Lorient to Paris. It will then focus on his stays in Le Pouldu, his meetings in Pont-AvenThe maturation of his style, subtly blending synthetism and impressionism, and finally the blossoming of his touch, which was to become increasingly important during the Durand-Ruel years.

Then, go and discover Quimper, City of Art and HistoryLet yourself be charmed by the historic centre with its timber-framed houses, the Gothic cathedral of Saint-Corentin, the ramparts, the flowered footbridges along the Odet...

Installation in your hotel** in Pont Aven, the city of painters and mills. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 - Le Pouldu - Pont Aven (30 km)

Breakfast. Rendezvous in Clohars-Carnoët for a visit of the Maison-Musée du Pouldu. The Maison-Musée du Pouldu, In the footsteps of Gauguinis the reconstruction of the Beach bar held by Marie Henry. The atmosphere recreated is that experienced by Gauguin during his stay from October 1889 to November 1890, the period during which the decorations in the dining room were created. The house is furnished with domestic objects and period furniture. The works of art created by the painters in Le Pouldu are reproduced identically and are displayed in the various rooms.

Lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, follow your tour guide to discover Aven Bridge : the port, the mills, the Gloanec pension, the Trémalo chapel where the carved wooden Christ owes its fame to Gauguin's painting "The Yellow Christ" ... each place evokes the bubbling of ideas and the revolution in painting brought by thePont Aven School.

The Pont Aven Museum opens its doors and offers you an unforgettable artistic experience in the heart of the city of painters. Discover the works of artists inspired by Brittany and more particularly by Pont-Avenfrom the 1860s to the 1970s.

Dinner and overnight stay in Pont Aven.

Day 3 - Riec/Belon - Pont Aven (5 km)

Breakfast. Guided tour of an oyster farm followed by a tasting session in the countryside The Belon Oyster House: sit at a table in front of the magnificent view of the mouth of the river and enjoy the tasty Belon oysters.

Lunch on your own.

Like an impressionist for an afternoon ! According to Maurice Denis, Gauguin had been keen to Sérusier the following: "How do you see these trees? They are yellow. Well, paint them yellow; this shadow, which is rather blue, paint it with pure ultramarine; these red leaves? paint them with vermilion".

It's your turn to put up your easels in the city of painters in a magnificent setting conducive to inspirationTake a walk in front of the chapel of Trémalo or on the banks of the Aven, and soak up the landscapes and the play of light that greatly inspired the painters of the Pont-Aven School.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, express your creativity and awaken your artistic soul following Ann-Sylvie's advice, artist painterof Pont Aven.