Things to see and do - Quimper
Unmissable tourist sites
Quimper Travel guide
Quimper : Michelin's recommendations
The spires of St Corentin cathedral rise at the heart of Quimper, historic capital of Cornouaille. The narrow streets are bordered by half-timbered houses bearing the names of medieval guilds. Equally rewarding strolls may be enjoyed further out of town, notably on the banks of the River Odet, halfway between the Breton hinterland and the sea.
Tourist attractions Quimper : Things to see and do
40 pl. St-Corentin F - 29000 Quimper
The Fine Arts Museum in Quimper displays a collection of paintings from the 14C to the present day, including the Northern European, Italian and French Schools. Several rooms are dedicated to regional works (paintings and sculptures), including one d..
pl. St-Corentin F - 29000 Quimper
This cathedral is unusual in the direction of its choir - the builders decided to make a little sanctuary off to the left the absidial chapel, and so that had to be joined up! The cathedral has a remarkable collection of 15C stained-glass windows and..
F - 29000 Quimper
The Odet River meanders its way through the high wooded cliffs. Further south, the bend in the river is so sharp that a Spanish fleet coming up the Odet at the start of the 17C didn't dare risk navigating it. On the right bank before Le Perennou, dow..
30 Rue De Brest F - 29000 Quimper
In Quimper, a town known for its art and history, this former coaching Inn, a hotel conveniently located within walking distance of the cathedral, exclusive shops and museums, is the perfect spot to discover Cornouaille between surf and turf. Tho..
6 Rue Theodore Le Hars F - 29000 Quimper
This hotel is situated in the centre of Quimper, just 200 metres from the Quimper Cathedral and the train station. It features a contemporary décor and guests are invited to relax in the on-site bar. Free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV feature in..
17 Ter Avenue De La Gare F - 29000 Quimper
Located in front of Quimper SNCF Train Station, Hotel de la Gare is a 10-minute walk from the city centre. It offers rooms facing a quiet street with free Wi-Fi, TV and private bathroom. Every morning the Gare Hotel serves a continental breakfast. G..
4 Hent-Coz F - 29000 Ty-Sanquer
This picture postcard stone inn with blue shutters offers both rusticity and modern elegance. The chef is enamoured with recipes of southern, spicy inspiration. All of which are accompanied with excellent wines produced by small local growers.
49 r. Elie-Fréron F - 29000 Quimper
Ambrosia flows freely in this pocket handkerchief restaurant that is both tasteful and unusual. The taste buds tingle right from the appetisers. High quality, carefully prepared local produce. Fresh and masterful.
17 r. du Poher F - 29000 Quimper
74 chemin de la Baie-de-Kerogan F - 29000 Quimper
This converted farmhouse (1900) has a prime location next to the Odet. The terrace, in particular, looks out over the banks and the nearby woods. A rural setting that lends itself to tasting the well-crafted traditional food. Good set menu deal at lu..