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Quimper

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère

Quimper - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère
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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 ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityQuimper
Postcode29000
Tourism labels
Latitude47.9975420 (N 47° 59’ 51”)
Longitude-4.0978990 (W 4° 5’ 52”)
Surface area84.45 km²
Population66826 inhabitants
Density791 inhabitants/km²
Insee code29232
IntercommunalityCA de Quimper Communauté
DepartmentFinistère
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Ergué-Gabéric6.4 km (11 min)
Pluguffan7.9 km (12 min)
Plomelin9.4 km (13 min)
Guengat10.9 km (16 min)
Plonéis11.1 km (16 min)
Saint-Évarzec11.7 km (15 min)
Pleuven13.4 km (17 min)
Plogonnec13.5 km (16 min)
Clohars-Fouesnant13.8 km (19 min)
Gouesnach14.8 km (21 min)
Saint-Yvi15.6 km (15 min)
Landrévarzec16.1 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Cornwall Festival
A festival at the heart of a town and a cultureFrom 21 to 26 july 2015

Photos

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

Saturday 25 april
Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C
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Sunday 26 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
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Monday 27 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Day trip in the Glénan archipelago
Nature and the great outdoors120 € Bénodet (13 km)
Outing or cruise in a live-in sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors0 € to 89 € Audierne (33 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Fortifications Route
HikeIntermediate4h20Roscanvel (49 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels