QUAINT QUIMPER

half day 5 hours
from Brest available from Lorient

Description

Departure is from your port of call with your driver and an English speaking guide to Quimper by freeway.

Quimper is the capital of Cornouille (Cornwall), located in Finistère district, which is a part of Brittany region. Its name come from Breton language, "Kemper" meaning "Confluence" because the city is sitting on 3 rivers junction: Odet, Jet and Steir.

The city is well known for its faïence and pottery, but also for crêpes and cider produced locally. When you will walk through the medieval cobble stone street, you will discover an amazing amount of arts and antiques shops inside half-timbered buildings.

In summer, this is a very festive town; with outside concert, dancing, and open air markets… one of your highlight visits is the museum alongside the Cathedral, then after the down town sightseeing your guide will drive you to the Henriot faience plant for 1.30 hour tour.

Note

Museum and faïence plant admissions not included, so you can use the Faïence visit time to spend more time in Quimper and meet the bus on their way back from the plant, make sure to be on time.