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Walk in Quimper

A visit to discover the charming city of Quimper in Brittany.

The city of Quimper is a charming Breton city, the pedestrian downtown has preserved its historical character and has many surprises in store for curious tourists, there are many small gardens to discover. The city is very flowery in summer and the walk along the banks of the Odet is very pleasant. A city to discover if you are in the region!

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Duration: 4 h.

Kéréon Street

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Kéréon Street
Kéréon street is the most commercial artery of Quimper. It owes its name to the guild of shoemakers and boot makers who worked and sold leather. The street leads to the Saint-Corentin cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Brittany.

Half-timbered houses

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Half-timbered houses
There are still 73 half-timbered houses in downtown Quimper, built between the 16th and 19th centuries. The city center is still very lively and you will have no problem finding all the Breton specialties.

Le Steir

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Le Steir
The Steïr, is a small river which crosses partly Quimper and which goes to throw itself in the Odet.

Cornouaille Festival

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Cornouaille Festival
The Cornouaille festivals take place in Quimper every summer in July to celebrate the Breton culture. Concerts, most of the time free of charge, are organized on the different squares of the city.

The Mount Frugy Walk

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The Mount Frugy Walk
By going up to the top of the hill you can have a nice panorama on the city of Quimper.

View on Quimper and the region

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View on Quimper and the region

L'Odet

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L'Odet
The Odet is a coastal river which crosses Quimper and flows into the ocean at Bénodet. There is a footbridge to cross the Odet every 50 meters. These footbridges were previously private and allowed access to houses located on the other bank of the Odet.

The ramparts

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The ramparts
The ramparts, of which only a few vestiges remain, originally delimited the city of Quimper.

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