What to do and see in Quimper, France: The Best Places and Tips

October 12, 2017 Roger Rusk

Quimper in France, from Europe region, is best know for Architectural Buildings. Discover best things to do in Quimper with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Quimper

1. Cathedrale St-Corentin

Pl. St-Corentin, 29000, Quimper, France
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 890 reviews

Cathedrale St-Corentin

This medieval Gothic Cathedral is perhaps the city's most prominent architectural landmark.

Reviewed By longhaulfromlondon - Teddington, United Kingdom

Arriving in Quimper the Cathedral was clear on the sky line and to me on what was a beatifully clear day it just had to be seen. It is impressive as you walk towards it by any direction but once inside it is relatively simple. The best feature at least to me is the stained glass - plenty of it to see and so much in each panel.

2. Le Jardin de la Retraite

Rue des Douves, Rue Elie Freron, 29000, Quimper, France +33 2 98 98 88 87
Excellent
51%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Le Jardin de la Retraite

Reviewed By yogiacomo

Found this by accident looking for the Cathedral from the car park. Really worth seeing just inside the old city walls. They seem to be able to grow anything, it will make you jealous.

3. Musee des Beaux Arts

40 Place Saint Corentin, 29000, Quimper, France +33 2 98 95 45 20
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Musee des Beaux Arts

A collection of works by primarily Western European painters.

Reviewed By SkyeStepps - Stepps

This rather interesting gallery with traditional stone architecture outside and a modern multi function layout inside is worth a visit. A word of warning it closes at noon. We were firmly shown the way out and missed seeing a room. The moderate charge is acceptable for a gallery of this size.

4. Odet River

Quimper, France +33 2 98 57 00 58
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Odet River

One of two rivers that flow through the city of Quimper.

Reviewed By sistravel557 - Frederick, Maryland

Walking through Quimper along the river is absolutely beautiful. My photos are postcard perfect including vine covered old houses, white geese grazing along the riverbank, timbered Bridges, sailboat Marinas, colorful flowers everywhere and beautiful little boutiques. This town is a must while visiting the region of Brittany. We only had a few hours here, I wish we had spent a bit more time just wandering.

5. Musee Departemental Breton

1 rue du Roi Gradlon, 29000, Quimper, France +33 2 98 95 21 60
Excellent
58%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Musee Departemental Breton

Reviewed By Peter H - Toronto, Canada

Not a big but well organised collection. Just a few pieces to illustrates the pre-Roman and the early medieval ages and again, a few nice pieces to show local furnitures and metalwares. The real attractions are the costumes, amazing pieces also illustrated on paintings by local authors, and the earthenwares.
All located in the old part of the Bishop's palace and a very modern annex.

6. Office de Tourisme de Quimper Cornouaille

8 rue Elie Freron, 29000, Quimper, France +33 2 98 53 04 05
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Office de Tourisme de Quimper Cornouaille

Reviewed By beantony15 - Kyneton, Australia

This should be the first place to stop when you arrive in Quimper. It is conveniently located across the river Odet from the historic centre of the ancient city and near to a carpark. There are free maps and brochures for Quimper and the surrounding region. The helpful staff are a Gold Mine of information and willing to help you find accommodation, places to eat and things to do and see. Free wifi is available for up to half an hour.

7. Cineville Quimper

rue Marie de Kerstrat, 29000, Quimper, France +33 2 98 90 02 48
Excellent
35%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Cineville Quimper

Reviewed By AvuncularAmerican - Brussels, Belgium

This is a new multiplex, almost in downtown Quimper, with an extensive (and inexpensive) parking lot. Good film selection, with English language movies in VO (with French subtitles). After the film, stroll to numerous restos in Quimper, a 5 minute walk along a lovely stream.

8. Earthenware Museum (Musee de la Faience)

14 rue Jean Baptiste Bousquet, 29000, Quimper, France +33 2 98 90 12 72
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 79 reviews

Earthenware Museum (Musee de la Faience)

Reviewed By Janev_Australia - Sydney, Australia

We loved this museum - It covered the history and development of the history of pottery in the region. Well curated and displayed exhibits.
We we taken aback by a plate which had one of the most racist, s exist and colonialist illustrations we have ever seen. The oblivious Ness to its own offensiveness is a real mark of old fashioned colonial dominate and the particular illustration on the plate showed this exactly

9. Les Gorges du Stangala

D15, 29000, Quimper, France
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Les Gorges du Stangala

Reviewed By IslaCadiou - County Wicklow, Ireland

We have dropped in a few times to the creperie and it has always been a great meal. The staff are very friendly and professional. The choice is the usual, the cider is good, only problem is the parking is a little restricted, up on the grass at the front when the car park is full.

10. Cidrerie Manoir du Kinkiz

75 Chemin du Quinquis | Ergué Armel, 29000, Quimper, France +33 2 98 90 20 57
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Cidrerie Manoir du Kinkiz

Reviewed By SOCALGourmet - San Diego, California

In addition to the beauty and welcoming atmosphere of Quimper and its wonderful patisseries, don't miss the opportunity to walk among the barrels and enjoy the aromas and tastes of this delightful cidrerie not far from town. Meandering through the grounds and apple orchards is only exceeded by the unique cellars as part of your Brittany experience, and the Seznec's will take very good care of you, in either French or English. While we enjoyed sampling all of their products, we could not leave without cider cups and a couple of bottles of their aged blends of Fine Bretagne. Now, as we enjoy and share it with friends, we recall fine memories of our time at Manor du Kinkiz.

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