The mythical city of Quimper in Brittany never ceases to delight. Surprising, lively, and picturesque; the old town, the historic centre, offers a constant show to whoever cares to linger. Half-timbered houses compel you to raise your head, medieval buildings attract the eye and arouse curiosity, while small restaurants and creperies invite you to take a break for a gourmet treat. Accessible from Place Saint-Corentin, the Fine Arts Museum and the Departmental Museum of Brittany await you for a unique, intense cultural escape.
Saint-Corentin cathedral is a landmark in Quimper. A true masterpiece of Gothic art, it stands proudly in the heart of the old town. Located between the cathedral and Departmental Museum, the episcopal palace garden Jardin de l'Evêché in Quimper is a landscaped area that bears witness to the town's historic past. Now a cultural area, it is home to the traditional fête de la musique, France's annual music festival, and 'Les Festivités des Jeudis de l'Evêché', free open-air entertainment held on Thursday evenings in the summer.