Musée des Beaux-Arts

The ground-floor rooms of the town's main art museum are home to 16th- to 20th-century European paintings, and upper levels include a room dedicated to Quimper-born poet Max Jacob with sketches by Picasso. There's also a section devoted to the Pont-Aven school.

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