Tourism Quimper


Quimper is the main city of the department of Finistère, with a population of about 63,000 inhabitants, known as the Quimpérois. Quimper is also the capital of Cornwall, the region which lies at the top of Britanny. Since 1989, Quimper is classed as a City of Art and History by the minister of Culture and Communicaton due to its remarkable architectural and artistic patrimony.

It takes several days to value the charm of the city of Quimper and to discover its wealthy patrimony where one can find the Cathédrale Saint Corentin, one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Britanny, its old quarter filled with timbered ancient buildings and houses, the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Musée National Breton, and even the Musée de la Faïence, another local treasure. Quimper and its rich history dates back to the time of the Gaul’s and was then subjected to a series of wars in Britain; religious wars, suffering under various encounters and several attempts of looting before finding peace and prosperity.

In Quimper, ‘green tourism’ is one of many possibilities available to tourists including magnificent boast cruises on the river Odet, considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers in France; blending lush landscape with castles and manors. Every year in July, folk festivals from Cornwall are organised in the old town of Quimper.

Attractions in Quimper



Discover the Cornouaille region

Cornouaille is a region of Brittany.

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La Fôret-Fouesnant

  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : La foret-fouesnant
  • Durée : 2 jours

The Foret-Fouesnant is a commune located in the department of Finistere in the region of Brittany.

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Discovery locronan - small town character

  • Thème : Sciences and discovery
  • Départ : Locronan
  • Durée : 7 jours

Classified as historical monuments since 1924, locronan is part of the association "the most beautiful villages in France" and is labeled small town character of Brittany.

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Les randonnées autour de Locronan

Situé à seulement 5 kilomètres de la mer, Locronan est doté d'un patrimoine naturel très riche, d'environ une trentaine de kilomètres de sentiers ou de chemins creux.

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Hôtel Restaurant le Prieuré

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