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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Quimper
TownQuimper
Insee code29232
Postcode29000
Latitude47.9975420
Longitude-4.0978990
AltitudeFrom 0 to 151 meters
Surface84.45 km²
Population66826 inhabitants
Density791 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsErgué-Gabéric at 5.2 km
DepartmentFinistèrePluguffan at 6.3 km
RegionBrittanySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Capital of Cornwall in south Finistère, Quimper is labeled "City of Art and History" because of the quality of its architectural heritage: the Cathedral of Saint Corentin, the houses half-timbered 16th and 17th centuries alongside the walls and the banks of the Odet, the district Locmaria, museums, bustling streets and shopping ...


SIGHTSEEING

  • To discover the Saint-Corentin cathedral, a jewel of Gothic Breton, architecture of the thirteenth, fifteenth and polychrome chapel dedicated to Breton saints of the 19th century.
  • The Old Town:
  • The city of Bishop, the cobbled streets of the historic center of the capital of the Bishops of Cornwall to the half-timbered houses whose names recall so well the old crafts (Street Butchers Street Kéréon (shoemakers), place au Beurre ...).
  • The city of the Dukes of Brittany and picturesque houses with wood sides of the square Earth Duc, the Church of St. Matthew, the alley's Pepper ...
  • Locmaria, the district Quimper and primitive cradle of Quimper pottery. We also discover Locmaria Abbey and its beautiful Priory.
  • Le Breton County Museum, housed in the former palace of the Bishops of Cornwall, with its new galleries of archeology, it retains and reveals some wonderful treasures from the past Breton. He also has wonderful rooms on the Breton costume and furniture of the past.
  • Museum of Fine Arts is housed in a palace in the Italian built between 1867 and 1872; rooms permanent collections (Dutch school, Italian ...), a temporary exhibition room, an educational space ...
  • Museum of Earthenware, open from April to October, it contains a superb collection of porcelain objects.
  • The Neighborhood, Contemporary Art Center, offers four exhibitions a year.
  • The pottery Quimper-Henriot, which dates back to 320 years, labeled "Enterprise Heritage" offers guided tours of his workshop.
  • The site of Stangala, one of the most beautiful hikes in the heart of the valley of Stangala northeast of Quimper.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Quimper
Information pointsTourist Office of Quimper
Leisure centresCastle Garden of Lanniron,   Golf Course of the Orangerie de Lanniron,   Museum Breton,   Museum of Fine Art of Quimper,   Priory Gardens of Locmaria
MonumentsCathedral Saint-Corentin
Performance hallsSalle du Chapeau Rouge,   Theatre of Cornouaille

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The Festival Cornwall Quimper for 6 days from the third Sunday of July, grand rendezvous of Breton culture, annually hosts more than 250,000 visitors.
  • The Musical Weeks, the first 3 weeks of August, offers a dozen classical concerts of high quality.
  • The Aprem'Jazz offers a season of concerts from October to June
  • Thursdays of the Bishopric, dance and traditional Breton music every Thursday at 21h in the gardens of the Bishop of mid-June to mid-September.
  • The festival "Theatre At Any Age" in December before Christmas invites children and adults to a party in the streets and friendly rooms Quimper.
  • Event Circus, Cirque de Noël, the rendezvous season.
  • New School Hip Hop Festival, the festival of hip hop in October ...
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Cornwall FestivalA festival at the heart of a town and a culture
In July 2015

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Located in the heart of Cornwall, Quimper is the ideal base for exploring by bus or car the most beautiful sites of Finistère: Pointe du Raz, Concarneau, Douarnenez, Quimper, Locronan, the tip of the torch ...

From Quimper, go down the river to coastal kayaking Bénodet, discover the many hiking trails including the GR38 walking or biking.

PHOTOS

Place Terre au DucPlace Terre au Duc
 
Departmental Breton Museum, on the banks of the OdetDepartmental Breton Museum, on the banks of the Odet
Arrows of the Cathedral of Saint CorentinArrows of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin
 
The choir and the nave of the Cathedral of Saint CorentinThe choir and the nave of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin
The Garden of Retreat and the tower NevetThe Garden of Retreat and the tower Nevet
 
Cathedral for the KéréonCathedral for the Kéréon
L'Odet, to Cape HornL'Odet, to Cape Horn
  

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WEATHER

Saturday 23 August
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Sunday 24 August
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Monday 25 August
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Ambroisie  
9.6
Quimper
The Ambrosia offers gourmet break in the historic center and the cathedral. The reputation of this small hotel is more to do in Quimper. It serves food from land and sea Gilbert Guyon...
Located in Quimper27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Nova  
9
Quimper
With or without costume Glazik. The restaurant welcomes you La Nova Quimper French cuisine specialties of Brittany. It is in the center of Quimper La Nova the restaurant welcomes you....
Located in Quimper24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Prieuré  
8.7
  SPECIAL OFFER
Quimper
MAGIC - In the district of Locmaria a beautifully restored historic building ... a good start. Decoration of high quality both discreet and modern with a few nods to the country of...
Located in Quimper48 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes de Pennaryeun    
9.5
Landrévarzec
Bed & Breakfast comfort in character property (Manor of the 17th century). Very close to Quimper. One room with disabled access. (APF). Kitchenette, lounge, TV, WiFi, Stereo... Gardens...
Located 8.5 km from QuimperFrom 55 € to 58 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsL'escapade  
Briec
We have 4 guest rooms. One designed for disabled réduite. Elle are all equipped with private bathroom and toilet, a Wi-Fi connection and a TV.
Located 11.2 km from Quimper57 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe Grannec  
Quéménéven
3 spacious guest rooms in the countryside between Quimper and Locronan, 10 km from the sea Pointe du Raz and Crozon peninsula is 40 km. 160 x 200 beds and comfort.
Located 11.5 km from QuimperFrom 46 € to 50 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsMaison Bretonne
Saint-Évarzec
Breton house comfort of 130 m² with 4 bedrooms, one with two beds and a room with 90 140 bed and two bedrooms with a double bed 90, a baby bed, an extra bed. Kitchen, washing machine,...
Located 8.7 km from QuimperFrom 490 € to 580 € per week 
House for 8 personsTy glaz
Pleuven
Typical Breton house of approximately 140 m ², a very good comfort. Beautiful veranda in the evenings a little cooler, terrace with barbecue tradition. You are at home ready to discover...
Located 9.3 km from QuimperFrom 500 € to 750 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîtes de Bréminou Ty Coz  
9.7
Clohars-Fouesnant
Comfortable and quiet, this cottage is located near the Golf de l'Odet. Ideally located to enjoy all water activities and Thalasso Bénodet you will discover the South Finistere.
Located 11.2 km from QuimperFrom 275 € to 550 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
64 places over 3 haCamping Les myrtilles  
Saint-Yvi
Welcome to camping blueberries. Corinne and Jean Paul welcome you in a forest, the calm in the country located between Quimper and Concarneau, 5min from the beach. Offered several free...
Located 11.4 km from QuimperFrom 13 € to 17 € per day 
280 places over 5 haCamping de la Plage 29950 Bénodet    
9.3
  SPECIAL OFFER
Bénodet
At 300 m from the sea only, 400 of the nearest beach and 800 m from the center of Quimper, Finistère beautiful resort south (in Britain), you will find, in a beautiful landscaped environment,...
Located 14.5 km from QuimperFrom 21.91 € to 24.35 € per day 
197 places over 17 haDomaine de bel air    
9
Landudec
The Domaine de Bel Air has just received a fifth star. The Estate welcomes you to a site of 17 hectares exceptionally green and flowered at 9 km from the beaches. Camping decorated...
Located 19.1 km from QuimperFrom 17 € to 30 € per day 

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HOTELS

Appart'City Quimper - Hotel in QuimperAppart'City Quimper     
8.5
Quimper
Located in the Brittany region, Appart’City Quimper is a 15-minute walk from Quimper Train Station. It proposes self-catering accommodation and wired internet access. Offering a city...
Located in QuimperRoom from 36 €
Oceania Quimper - Hotel in QuimperOceania Quimper     
8.2
Quimper
The Oceania is a modern hotel located 2 km from the centre of Quimper and 1 km from Quimper Cathedral. Just 15 km from the beaches, it features a bar and an outdoor heated swimming...
Located in QuimperRoom from 79 €
Best Western Hôtel Kregenn - Hotel in QuimperBest Western Hôtel Kregenn     
8.1
Quimper
Set in an elegant building in the town centre, this hotel is just 300 metres from Quimper Cathedral. It offers guest rooms with a refined décor and free internet access. A flat-screen...
Located in QuimperRoom from 89 €

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Logis Hotel Center
Near the city centre, Logis Hotel Center offers a fitness room, a bar and a restaurant. Room service, Canal+ and Wi-Fi access in the entire hotel are provided...
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Appart'City Brest Place de Strasbourg
Appart’City Brest Place de Strasbourg is located a 4-minute walk to the Place de Strasbourg in Brest. It offers self-catering...
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