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 Quimper Brittany France

The tourist train in Quimper

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The Medieval Town of Quimper France




Our visit to Quimper in Brittany if you have not visited the City before. The tourist train will take you round the interesting parts it leaves from in front of the Cathedral.When we took the tour is was about an hour long and cost around 5 pounds

Quimper is one of the oldest Breton towns in Brittany. The town is in a valley with two rivers flowing into it. The town is famous for its faience earthenware pottery.You can visit the Earthenware Museum at 14 rue Jean-Baptiste-Bousquet about a mile from the city centre

It also has some of the best crepes [ buckwheat pancakes ] in France washed down with the local cider.

The medieval part of the town Vieux Quimper is mainly traffic free. The streets are full of half timbered houses and shops.

River in Quimper


Quimper river picture


A narrow street in the town


Quimper street picture

Place to visit are the Gothic style Cathedral of Saint-Corentin.

There are several different boat trips down the rivers. We tried the one down to Benodet on the coast. The trips are run June to September.

The Castle of Lanniron 2 miles outside town near Odet is worth a visit. It was the residence of the bishops of Quimper very nice gardens

About 10 miles out of town are some of the best beaches of Southern Finistere.Try this beach at Beg Meil

Quimper has a wide choice of places to eat you should be able to find a restaurant here

a local map of Quimper to help you find your way round the city




The Local hotels in Quimper


hotel Jerzual Dinan picture 3

This modern hotel is situated just a short distance from Quimper historic town center with easy access to the beautiful Breton coastline.

All rooms are air conditioned and well equipped include an en suite bathroom

Satellite TV. Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service are also available.

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If you want to stay in Quimper there are plenty of hotels to try

Old timber framed buildings in Quimper

Quimper old house

A square in the old part of the city

Quimper square


Cafe bar in Quimper

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Quimper old house


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