Quimper, capitale de la Cornouaille…

The CORNOUAILLE region in capital letters
Guided tour at Quimper

Office de Tourisme de Quimper Cornouaille©
Office de Tourisme de Quimper Cornouaille©
Office de Tourisme de Quimper Cornouaille©
Office de Tourisme de Quimper Cornouaille©
Office de Tourisme de Quimper Cornouaille©
  • In the southern Finistère region, the capital of Cornouaille reveals its fascinating architectural and cultural heritage.

    Quimper, capital of the Cornouaille area, has a fascinating architectural and cultural heritage to discover. Stroll around the centre of town and take in the architecture of the many timber-framed houses that bear witness to medieval skills. At the heart of the walled town is the majestic cathedral, standing proudly in Place de Saint-Corentin, and the ‘palais des évêques’ or, bishops’ palace, that now houses the regional museum of Brittany. To the south you’ll find the Locmaria quarter, where the first earthenware factory was built in 1690, the 11th century church and 17th century priory. Don’t miss the ‘Place Terre-au-Duc’, the former Ursuline convent (now a multi-media library), the Cornouaille theatre and the ‘Quartier’ contemporary arts centre. This year, Quimper is celebrating 1920s and 30s Art Deco style in architecture, furniture, posters, pottery etc.
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