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Art and Culture in Brittany


Brittany France Museums

Carnac
Musee de prehistoire (prehistory museum)
Prehistory museum located in a town known for its megalithic monuments.

Douarmenez
Port ­Musee (port Museum)
The unique floating museum boasts 250 boats

Pont-Aven
Musee de Pont-Aven (Pont-Aven museum)
Exhibits from the famous School of Pont-Aven in the charming town where Paul Gauguin lived.

Port-Louis
Musee de la Compagnie des Indes
This museum retraces the history of the famous French trading company.

Quimper
Musee des Beaux Arts (Fine Arts Museum)
Collection of French and Foreign School works from the 17th to 20 th centry. Works by major masters: Rubens, Picasso, as well those from the Pont-Aven School.

Musee de la Faience (Faience museum)
Exhibition of 500 pieces, some unique, from a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of the famous Quimper earthenware.

Rennes
Musee de Bretagne/Musee des Beaux Arts (Brittany Museum & Fine Arts Museum)
Retraces the region's history with displays of costumes, models, porcelain, furniture and statues. Located in the Palais des Musees
The Beaux Arts (Fine Arts) Museum houses an exceptional collection of famous painting to discover (George de la Tour, Rubens, Picasso, School of Pont-Aven)

Lamballe
Musee Mathurin Meheut
The museum is dedicated to this artist (1882-1958) and housed in a half-timbered house.

Saint-Malo
Manoir Musee Jacques Cartier
Unique memorial to Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada in 1534. The manoir evokes the daily life and voyages of its famous owner.

Douarmenez
Port ­Musee (port Museum)

The unique floating museum boats 250 boats

Pont-Aven
Musee de Pont-Aven (Pont-Aven museum)

Exhibits from the famous School of Pont-Aven in the charming town where Paul Gauguin lived.

Castles in Brittany

Frehel
Fort ­La-Latte

Fortified chateau from 14th and 15th century overlooking the sea.

Josselin
Chateau de Josselin-Musee de Poupee

Remarkable doll museum located in the former stables of the impressive Josselin Chateau

Saint-Vougay
Chateau de Kerjean

Formidable fortress and at the same time a stately home. Rustic grounds covering 50 acres and a Renaissance fountain.

Concoret
Chateau de Comper-en-Broceliande

Ramparts in red schist rock. The waters of the "Grand Etang" conceal the crystal palace built for Viviane, lady of the lake, by Merlin the magician.

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