The city to discover.
Quimper, prefecture of Finistère, is a thousand-year-old city labeled "City of Art and History" and composed of three ancient hearts :
- The primitive site in the district of Locmaria has an 18th century Romanesque church, an old priory and an adorable medieval garden by the water.
- The town of the bishops where you will find the splendid Saint-Corentin Cathedral, a jewel of Breton Gothic art, flanked by the former Bishops' Palace and its small garden bordered by ramparts.
- The town of Dukes of Brittany and its half-timbered houses, the church of Saint-Mathieu and its remarkable stained glass windows, its alleys.
Grand prix du Fleurissement since 2003, the town is crossed by two rivers, including the Odet (considered one of the most beautiful in France). You will discover the Max Jacob theatre and its gardens, the street Sainte-Catherine, the lively Halles Saint-François district, the towpath, the Château de Lanniron and its gardens... Quimper has three permanent museums: the Fine Arts Museum, the Breton Departmental Museum and the Earthenware Museum. The Henriot-Quimper earthenware factory and the Museum of Alambic can also be visited. Visits to the town proposed by the Tourist Office will introduce you to the fascinating secrets of its history. The two theatres (Cornouaille and Max Jacob) programme varied and quality shows throughout the year