Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Quimper, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 0.9 km
Ascend 10 m
Descend 16 m

Explore Quimper in France with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper is an art museum located in Quimper. It was created in 1864, thanks to Count Jean-Marie de Silguy who bequeathed his entire collection to his hometown, on the sole condition that a museum be built there to house his paintings and drawings. It is now one of the leading art museums in western France, presenting rich collections of French, Italian, Flemish and Dutch painting from the fourteenth century to the present day.

Wikipedia: Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper (FR), Website

123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Cathédrale Saint-Corentin

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Quimper Cathedral, formally the Cathedral of Saint Corentin, is a Roman Catholic cathedral and national monument of Brittany in France. It is located in the town of Quimper and is the seat of the Diocese of Quimper and Léon. Saint Corentin was its first bishop.

Wikipedia: Quimper Cathedral (EN)

149 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Musée départemental breton

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The Breton Departmental Museum of Quimper, created in 1846 by the Archaeological Society of Finistère, is housed in the former palace of the bishops of Cornouaille, near the Saint-Corentin cathedral. Defining itself as a "museum of society", it presents the archaeology and arts of the Finistère department.

Wikipedia: Musée départemental breton (FR), Website

151 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Louis Le Bourrhis

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Louis Le Bourhis (21 April 1880 – 1955) was a French café and cinema owner in southern Finistère. He is known for having been at the origin of the great summer festivals of Quimper, the best known name of which is Festival de Cornouaille, called since 2010, Le Cornouaille. In 1935, he was appointed Officer of Public Instruction.

Wikipedia: Louis Le Bourhis (FR)

449 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Théâtre Max Jacob

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The Max-Jacob Theatre is a public theatre in Quimper, France, inaugurated in 1904. It has been listed as a historical monument since 27 August 1997.

Wikipedia: Théâtre Max-Jacob (FR)


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