Curiosities of Châteauneuf du Faou !

I went into my road warrior mode in my lovely Bretagne and always a surprise beautiful monument as we need more,,, If Paris is a mouvable feast then France is …well a huge feast and Bretagne its maiden sister! This was my trail visiting this town for the first time in the Finistére dept 29, the town of Châteauneuf du Faou. I like to tell you about the curiosities of Châteauneuf du Faou. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The construction of the canal from Nantes to Brest, begun in 1806 and completed in 1836, which borrows locally the course of the channeled Aulne river ; the last barge crosses the lock of Châteauneuf-du-Faou was in 1942. From then on the neighboring section Châteauneuf is open only to a tourist navigation. The Pont du Roy bridge, whose six arches span the canalized Aulne river (canal from Nantes to Brest), south of the town. It was built in the first half of the 17C.


The city of Châteauneuf-du-Faou has the project to create a museum dedicated to Paul Serusier.(still going on). For this purpose, the painting Autoportrait à la barbe rutilante (self portrait with a gleaming beard) , painted in Châteauneuf-du-Faou, was acquired by the city in 2017. The village of Paul Sérusier, famous nabi with a gleaming beard, a local citizen for nearly 30 years, he left behind wall paintings in the parish Church Saint Julien (see post). A circuit through the city is now dedicated to him, an exhibition space “Paul Sérusier” receiving contemporary artists was created at the Tourist Office, the City/Town Hall has a small collection of his works. His house whose walls are covered with frescoes is private and can not be visited. Who is Paul Sérusier ,well he was a friend of Paul Gauguin, and creator of the school of the Nabis, lived more than three decades of his life in Châteauneuf-du-Faou: he built in 1906 his house at No. 27 street who now bears his name (house is private now) ,and remains there until his death, which occurred at Morlaix in 1927. It is in Brittany, still in Chateauneuf-du-Faou, that, wearing his broad hat, wrapped in his shepherd’s cloak he continues to spend almost all his hours. In Paris, he cannot work . Member of the school of Pont-Aven, nabi painter, his work is worth by his moral qualities as much as by his style. It is persuasive and forces us to recollection and silence; moreover, it has its own radiance . It is said in painting circles that If Cezanne is the bridge between Impressionism and Gauguin, he is the elegant bridge that unites the symbolism of Gauguin synthesizing post-Impressionism a little raw cubists  His wife, Marguerite Sérusier (born Marguerite Gabriel-Claude   at Lons-le-Saulnier; Jura), who died in   1950, was also a talented painter The city of Châteauneuf-du-Faou devoted an exhibition to her in 2016.

We had time for lunch just when it started raining and when we finished the rain stop lovely !!! We did had our lunch at  Pizzeria La Volterra wonderful family place full of patrons and a delicious big over the plate Chorizana chorizo pizza with big chunks watch down with Rose pitcher of the house and express coffee to run, all for under 14€ per person! nice. The RestaurantGuru reviews on the pizzeria



The town of Châteauneuf du Faou on the Paul Sérusier circuit (open the pdf files dépliant)

The Haute Cornouaille tourist office of Châteauneuf du Faou on Paul Sérusier :

The Haute Cornouaille tourist office of Châteauneuf du Faou on the Canal

There you go folks, another jewel in my off the beaten path trails of my lovely Bretagne, this one in pretty Chateauneuf du Faou,  and do enjoy the curiosities of Châteauneuf du Faou ! Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels , good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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