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Quimper is a beautiful town of Quimper intercommunality, Quimper arrondissement, Finistere department, Brittany region of France. Quimper has a population of about 64,000 residents living on an area of 85 square kilometers. The name of the city comes from the Breton word "kemper", meaning "confluent" and was given to the city because it is located at the confluence of Steir, Odet and Jet rivers. Near Quimper you can also visit Lorient and Rennes. Famous natives of Quimper are critic Elie Catherine Freron, poet Max Jacob, athlete Jessica Cerival and author Guillaume Hyacinthe Bougeant. If you decide to visit Quimper, you should not miss its most important attractions.

Top Attractions within Quimper

Quimper Cathedral, known to locals as Cathedrale Saint Corentin de Quimper is a Roman Catholic church located downtown. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Corentin. It was raised approximately in the 11th century in a Gothic style. In 1620, this church that is now an important attraction of the city was affected by a devastating fire. Apparently, through the flames, the locals saw a green devil.

Faienceries de Quimper is the company that produces the famous Quimper faience. The factory is located near the city. It opened in 1708 offering hand painted faience and the production continues today in the same traditional manner. The factory incorporates a museum and a shop where you can buy the famous Petit Breton plates, the best sold products, plates with a Breton dressed in traditional clothing painted on them.

Le Cosy is one of the top restaurants of Quimper. You can visit it downtown, at 2 Rue de la Salle. This French restaurant offers great dishes and is perfect for a romantic dinner of for a long and lazy lunch. If you will stop by it, try the Bourbot with Papaya and Mango and Lamb Medallion with Garlic Cream and Vegetables.