Quimper, a beautiful medieval town
Quimper, or Kemper in the Breton language, lies tucked away in a beautiful valley, at the confluence of the river Steir and the river Odet. This is a really lovely area to explore, and will leave you with many happy memories of your trip to Brittany to take home with you. Come by OUIBUS and discover what is so great about this city that was the capital of the ancient realm of Cornouaille. Quimper is an exceptionally pleasant place to live, and it proudly bears the label “City of Art and History”. The medieval centre is best explored on foot. Look out for the evocative street names, such as Place du Beurre, Rue du Sallé, Rue des Boucheries.
Those who love architecture will enjoy stopping by the Cathedral of Saint-Corentin, while the Locmaria quarter will attract those who enjoy Breton artwork. You can find the famous Henriot pottery here as well as embroidery by Pascal Jaouen. Several famous establishments await the foodies among you: at the Maison Larnicol, try the torchettes, kouignettes and other Breton pastry specialities. Or perhaps you’ll be tempted by the macaroons made by Philomène? Getting to know Quimper is also about discovering the Max Jacob Theatre and its gardens, the Rue Sainte-Catherine, the busy district around the Halles Saint-François, the towpath, and Quimper’s four museums: the Museum of Fine Arts, Brittany Department Museum, Contemporary Art Museum and the Pottery Museum. Before heading home by OUIBUS, take the time to take a trip on the river Odet: it’s said to be France’s most beautiful river.