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Top Choice Cafe in Quimper

L'Épée

This good-looking Quimper institution is one of Brittany's oldest brasseries and hits the mark with its buzzy, contemporary dining areas, efficient service and good vibe. Despite the hip interior, the food is never …
Top Choice Museum in Quimper

Musée Départemental Breton

Beside the Cathédrale St-Corentin, recessed behind a magnificent stone courtyard, this superb museum over several floors showcases Breton history, furniture, crafts and archaeology, in a former bishop's palace. Don'…
Church in Quimper

Cathédrale St-Corentin

At the centre of the city rises Quimper's dramatic Gothic cathedral, with its distinctive dip in the middle where it was built to conform to the land. It is said to symbolise Christ's inclined head as he was dying o…
Pub in Quimper

Le Ceili

Hipsters, musicians and students make a beeline for this hulking and vibrant Celtic pub, one of the town's bonnes adresses for listening to traditional Breton music while sampling a Coreff or a Telenn Du beer. Occas…
Crêpes in Quimper

La Krampouzerie

Crêpes and galettes made from organic flours and eggs and regional ingredients such as algues d'Ouessant (seaweed), Roscoff onions and homemade ginger caramel are king here, all served and washed down with Breton ci…
Crêpes in Quimper

Crêperie du Quartier

In a town where the humble crêpe is king, and in a street stuffed with crêperies, this cosy stone-lined place is one of the best. Its wide-ranging and lip-smackingly good menu includes a galette of the week and, to …
Celtic in Quimper

Festival de Cornouaille

An important celebration of traditional Celtic music, costumes and culture takes place over six days, bringing in those interested in or connected to Celtic culture from far and wide. Other events take place around …
Performing Arts in Quimper

Thursdays at Jardin de l'Évêché

Performances of traditional Breton music and dance.
Gallery in Quimper

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 a…
Bistro in Quimper

Le Cosy

It's wise to book ahead to get a spot in this tiny stone dining room where local cuisine is dished up in a convivial atmosphere. The friendly proprietors keep the focus on what's in season.