Quimper mythical city in the heart of Cornwall in Bretagne

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Quimper mythical city in the heart of Cornwall in Bretagne

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Quimper mythical city in the heart of Cornwall in Bretagne

Many times I have going to Quimper which is located in the heart of Cornwall in Bretagne (Brittany) and maritime landscapes end of the world, authentic and preserved.

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Quimper

It’s a real pleasure to walk to the historical center of Quimper, the Kéréon street, the halls, the place saint Corentin, the Steir and Odet along, cross the small flowered bridges.

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Quimper

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Quimper

The bridges over the river “Odet” in the center of Quimper are laden with flowers, the effect is stunning.

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Quimper

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Quimper

Since the 13th Century the building of the cathedral and the belt of walls have structured the town. The construction of the cathedral which lasted many centuries made it one of the major building in gothic art in Brittany.

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Quimper

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Quimper

St Corentin cathedral” is a jewel of Breton gothic art. In 1239, Bishop Reynaud started the building of the actual cathedral on the remnants of an ancient roman cathedral.

A must visit, the inclination of the choir over the axis of the nave is remarkable. The set is nearly 100 meters long. A beautiful 15th century stained glass windows adorn the collection of Gothic openings. Also note the pulpit of the 17th century decorated with bas reliefs depicting the gilded life of St Corentin.

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Quimper

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Quimper

Nevertheless the town remained a town of merchants and shipowners who built timbered or stoned houses.

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Quimper

Quimper is very famous for its earthenware, which is a long love story for 300 years. Do as the 40,000 people who push the door workshops “Ceramics-Henriot Quimper” which is the only Quimper pottery, labeled “Living Heritage Company”, which makes and decorates entirely hand her pieces there.

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Quimper

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Quimper

In the historic district of Prat Maria you will find a very rich museum in multiple earthenware that give an excellent view of the variety of production “Quimpéroise” over the years.

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Quimper

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Quimper

Access:

By car:

Par la voie express N165 Brest – Nantes :

  • Paris – Quimper : 570 km – 5 h 50;
  • Rennes – Quimper : 215 km – 2 h 30;
  • Nantes – Quimper : 232 km – 2 h 40;
  • Brest – Quimper : 71,5 km – 54 minutes;

By train :

The TGV Atlantique connects every day 10 times Quimper to Paris-Montparnasse station in 4h 30, via Rennes. La gare de Quimper est desservie par des trains directs de Lyon et de Bordeaux.

By plane:

Airport Quimper Cornouaille

Only 10 minutes from downtown. 4 daily flights between Quimper and Paris Orly (1 hr 05 flight). The airport Airlines to 10 European capitals reached within 2 hours.

Landerneau Art and historical town in Brittany
Travel to magnificent reserve Gorges de Ardèche
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deloprojet is filmmaker, photographer and designer. He has been fortunate to travel to many places around the world and to live in many different environments including Paris, London, Berlin, California, Japan, and Korea. Theses experiences and cultures have shaped the way I view life and my work.

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