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 1 Place Julia (formerly Place de l'Hôtel de Ville)  29930 PONT-AVEN

Les Ajoncs d'Or


Hotel & Restaurant
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Gourmet Food, Fine Art and Walks

 
There's time for everything in Pont-Aven
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A gourmet restaurant and welcoming hotel in the heart of Pont-Aven

 
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Discover traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist, highlighting the best of produce from both land and sea.

 
 
A large hotel in the perfect spot for a family holiday, a romantic weekend or a city break.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Très bon hotel très propre et propriétaire très serviable et..un cadre superbe ! ! Je recommande cet établissement

Service rapide mais toilette du restaurant avec des lumière qui s'éteignent toutes les 30 secondes. Beau bâtiment et chambre bien équipée.

Très bon accueil, plusieurs formules adaptées au porte monnaie avec une excellente qualité des produits. La rénovation des lieux est très apprécié.

 
 

Brittany's City of Artists

Discover the artistic side of Pont-Aven, its many ever-changing artists' studios, and the new museum just next door to the hotel, which pays tribute to Gauguin and others.
 

River cruises, hikes and walks

When you feel like venturing a little further afield, all manner of sights awaits you: the Bois d'Amour forest, the GR 34 trail, boat trips down the estuary, Les Glénans sailing school and much more: there's something new to discover every day, just a stone's throw from the hotel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paul Gauguin and the Pont-Aven School

After contributing to the tail end of the Impressionist movement, Paul Gauguin was one of the leading forces of a movement that was later dubbed the "Pont-Aven School".
 
In the late 19th century, the Pont-Aven School brought artists of various styles to the town, united by their appreciation for the fields that ran alongside the Aven and the area's rocky coasts. Between them, they developed concepts such as Synthetism, the practice of only depicting the elements of a painting that are likely to stick in the viewer's memory.

Paul Gauguin and the Inns

La Belle Angèle, a painting completed by Gauguin in 1889 and currently on display at the Musée d'Orsay, was inspired by "the beautiful Angèle", an innkeeper. The Hotel des Ajoncs d'Or, then called the Pension Gloanec, played a special role in Gauguin's life: it was one of the preferred meeting places of the Pont-Aven School, Gauguin stayed there, and it was there that he met Émile Bernard, the inventor of Cloisonnism, in 1888. The latter went on to experiment with Synthetism and Symbolism, concepts whose influence continues to loom large over the creative process of artists today.