Fête des Goëmoniers

In August 2005 I was on a family holiday in Brittany, France. On our first day at a small seaside town called Le Pouldu I walked into the town, and found a lot of people in 19th century costume with horses and carts, heading down to the town beach. I discovered that it was an annual festival called the Fête des Goëmoniers. The participants reconstruct Paul Gauguin's 1889 painting "Les Goëmoniers" (the seaweed harvesters).

Le Pouldu is proud of its association with Gauguin, who stayed in the town for a couple of years. There is little information about the festival on the web. These are a few of the hundreds of images that I shot.
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