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 ...
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.
A festival at the heart of a town and a culture From 23rd to 28th July 2013
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.
Place Terre au Duc
Departmental Breton Museum, on the banks of the Odet
Arrows of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin
The choir and the nave of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin