Charles Daniélou Art Museum

Created in 1934 and renamed in 2020 after its creator, Charles Daniélou, mayor of Locronan and several times minister, the museum houses an impressive collection of Breton paintings: Emile Simon, Désiré Lucas, Kamesuke Hiraga, Yvonne Jean Haffen,...

This collection is a strong testimony of the intense artistic life in Brittany at the beginning of the 20th century and makes this museum an essential stop on the Route des Peintres en Cornouaille.

A fully restored museum in 2018

These renovated spaces reveal new works from the municipal collections. The refurbishment offers visitors greater comfort and better visibility of the works on display. Among other revelations, a major work due to its size and its plunging perspective, representing the village of Tréboul, painted by Henri Barnoin. But also etchings by Marie-Renée Chevalier-Kervern, paintings by Désiré Lucas and those by Henri Le Sidaner. A large painting by Odette Pauvert, the first woman to win the First Prize of Rome, is on display for the first time since its restoration in 2019. It is classified as a National Treasure.
It is also possible to see works donated to the museum by Charles Daniélou (1878-1953) and by the rector Maurice Dilasser.

In 2018, the town acquired the sculpture Anne de Bretagne by Jean Fréour, which is prominently displayed at the entrance to the museum among those by F. Bazin, A. Beaufils, M. Le Louet,...

Charles Daniélou Museum
Place de la mairie - 29180 Locronan
Tel: 02 98 51 80 80

Opening hours

April, May, June and September:
Monday to Friday from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm
Sundays: from 2pm to 6pm
Public holidays: from 2pm to 5pm

July and August:
Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm
Sundays: from 11am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm
Public holidays: from 2pm to 5pm


Full price : 5€
Under 12s : Free of charge