Fine Places Where Cooking & Culture Meet

Are you heading off to Brittany in France this summer? Are you a big lover of food and culture, then these exhibitions shouldn’t be missed.

Impressions of Abbaye de Daoulas

Impressions of Abbaye de Daoulas

I visited two of the five of the Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère exhibitions and I’m disappointed, that I didn’t have enough time to visit all of them. Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère has grouped together five of the region’s major sites of interest around a cultural project exploring the notion of cultural diversity. Every year, visitors are invited to discover the rich and varied programme of cultural activities on offer at each site ranging from temporary and permanent exhibitions, contemporary art, performing art and music. This year, the cultural and artistic programme of all five sites explores ‘Cooking and culture’.

Portraits of the people of the Omo valley by Hans Silvester in the gardens of Abbaye de Daoulas

Portraits of the people of the Omo valley by Hans Silvester in the gardens of Abbaye de Daoulas

The first exhibition I visited was very close to where we were staying, set in the grounds of a stunning abbey with an even more amazing kitchen garden. This exhibition took my breath away. The Omo Valley has been on my bucket list for years and here at §the exhibited photo’s taken by the very talented Hans Silvester in the gardens. He regularly travels to the Omo Valley, which is located on the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan. The way he has captured the (semi-)nomadic peoples from the Omo Valley is fascinating.

Impressions of the village of Daoulas

Impressions of the village of Daoulas

My second visit was to the Chateau de Kerjean, which was once one of the top Chateau’s in France. Although Chateau de Kerjean has been badly damaged after the French revolution, the grounds and the Chateau are still very impressive. Do take your time here as the gardens, woodlands and the pond area are worth a visit too. The exhibition here is all about ‘Gourmet Humours’. From the kitchens to the ceremonial rooms, visitors will be transported to the heart of the Renaissance culinary imagination and customs.

Impressions of  Chateau de Kerjean, Saint-Vougay

Impressions of Chateau de Kerjean, Saint-Vougay

The exhibition here is all about ‘Gourmet Humours’. From the kitchens to the ceremonial rooms, visitors will be transported to the heart of the Renaissance culinary imagination and customs.

Gourmet Humours at Chateau Kerjean

Gourmet Humours at Chateau Kerjean

It might be a bit of a push, but you can visit all five exhibitions on 1 ticket on one day.

Gerla

p.s. Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère run similar exhibitions every year. To find out more check out their website.

Chateau de Kerjean through a small window

Chateau de Kerjean through a small window

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