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  • 1 Les Vire-Court Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    40 place 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..

  • 3 Cornouaille Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29000 Quimper

    Cornouaille, the kingdom and then the duchy of medieval Brittany, extended far to the north and west of Quimper. The area mentioned here is limited to the coast as far as the Pointe du Raz. In addition to its countless ports, such as bDouarnenez and ..

  • 4 Cathédrale St-Corentin Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Place 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..

  • 5 Rue Kéréon Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue Kéréon F - 29000 Quimper

    If the name is to be believed, this was once the street of shoemakers. In any case, this much-loved shopping street is one of the prettiest in the town.

  • 6 Musée de la faïence Interesting

    Museums and art

    14 rue Jean-Baptiste-Bousquet F - 29000 Quimper

    The Earthenware Museum has nearly 2,500 pieces displayed in rotation over two floors. The museum covers several centuries of Quimper history and that of its earthenware industry. During your visit, you will learn about the earthenware maker's trade a..

  • 7 Medieval Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue Kéréon F - 29000 Quimper

    The medieval town stretches out in front of the cathedral, between the Odet and the Steir. Around Rue Kéréon, you will see the most beautiful old houses with half-timbered and corbelled floors resting on a granite ground floor.

  • 8 Musée départemental breton Interesting

    Museums and art

    1 rue du Roi-Gradlon F - 29000 Quimper

    Nothing Quimpérois is missed in this museum: prehistory (the collar of Tréglonou), stone sculpture and holy statuary (polychrome wood effigies of Breton saints), traditional clothing and furniture (lit-clos) and a great collection of ceramics. In the..

  • 9 Place Terre-au-Duc

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place Terre-au-Duc F - 29000 Quimper

    Surrounded by half-timbered houses, this was, in contrast to the episcopal walled town, the centre of the secular city with the courts, prison and market of the Duke of Britanny.

  • 10 Rue du Guéodet

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue du Guéodet F - 29000 Quimper

    An extension of Rue Kéréon, this has a house that is supposedly of the caryatids with a ground floor decorated with men and women in Henry II costumes.

  • 11 Place au Beurre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place au Beurre F - 29000 Quimper

    This spectacular square is reached from the cathedral square and Rue Elie-Fréron (pretty Renaissance porch at n° 20). Beyond, in Rue du Sallé, see the house of the Mahaults of Minuellou at n° 10.

  • 12 Church of St-Mathieu

    Religious buildings

    rue St-Mathieu F - 29000 Quimper

    This church, which was rebuilt in 1898, has preserved a lovely 16C stained-glass window.

  • 13 Église N.-D.-de-Locmaria

    Religious buildings

    13 rue du Chan.-Moreau F - 29000 Quimper

    This Romanesque church on the banks of the Odet has three tombstones and, on the beam of glory, a robed Christ. In the garden of the former Benedictine priory, a gallery from the 1669 cloister and two 12C arches have been preserved.

  • 14 Mont Frugy

    Nature and gardens

    place de la Résistance-et-du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 29000 Quimper

    From the top of this hill, 70 metres high, you can get a lovely view of the town.

  • 15 Faïenceries de Quimper H.B. Henriot

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Place Bérardier F - 29000 Quimper

    These are the only earthenware potteries that have stood permanently since the 17C. Today, they belong to an American. Shop at the factory exit.

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