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In the footsteps of writers and painters in Brittany

In the footsteps of writers and painters in Brittany

For over 200 years, Brittany has fascinated painters and inspired writers:  Gauguin and the Pont-Aven school, Châteaubriand, Madame de Sévigné to name just a few. This trip offers another view of Brittany through the emblematic sites they frequented and their histories.

based on 12 people
6 days
5 nights

Your stay

Set off in the footsteps of writers and painters, listen to the story of their artistic life and be carried away by the charm of the sites. That’s the programme of this circuit. Your customers will first follow François-René de Chateaubriand, in Rennes and Saint-Malo, where the master of romanticism spent some of this youth. In Combourg, they’ll visit the castle, owned by the family and immortalised by the writer in “Memoirs from Beyond the Grave”.

After a detour via Dinan, a beautiful medieval gem, head to Vitré – labelled a Town of Art and History – and the Rochers-Sévigné castle where Madame de Sévigné wrote some of her famous letters.

Then it’s off to southern Finistère, to Pont-Aven, which, under the influence of Paul Gauguin, was one of the most cutting-edge art centres in France in the 19th century. A group of young people formed around the master of impressionism: Paul Sérusier, Maurice Denis, Émile Bernard…Paul Gauguin was inspired for one of his most famous works, the Yellow Christ, by a painting that is still visible in Notre-Dame de Trémalo chapel. The painters’ road will also take you to Quimper, with a stop recommended at the Musée des Beaux-Arts. A lovely area is dedicated to permanent exhibitions from the Pont-Aven school and to many local artists, such as the poet Max Jacob.


The price includes:

  • The services of an English-speaking tour guide for the 6 days
  • All visits mentioned on the programme
  • Coach transport
  • Half-board accommodation on days 1, 2 and 4
  • Full-board accommodation on days 3 and 5
  • Lunches for days 1, 2, 4 and 6
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel

The price does not include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks outside of meals
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Single room supplement

Practical information

Prices3-star hotel
Price per person (base from 25 people) €1 444
Price per person (base from 12 people) €1 047

Payment conditions: a first payment of 30% must be paid when signing the agreement. Booking will be final at the time of payment of your deposit. The programme may be modified depending on constraints and on the availability of the service providers. Bookings will be final upon payment of the deposit.


Book with

Bretagne Buissonnière

The travel agency Bretagne Buissonnière

Phone number : 33 (0)2 97 69 35 31

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