"The end of the land or world Finistere, Quimper" Quimper by gwened

Quimper Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 222 photos

Quimper and the pays de Cornoauille

one of the extreme most western cities in France, Quimper;(Kemper in Breton) beautiful city with a river going thru it the Odet, 15 kms from the coast, then a wonderful Cathedral st Corentin, and great museums with great food; nice combination, come and see my back of the woods and will know what I mean
see the travelogue for more random photos of the city. Visit often alright just 100 kms or 62 miles from my house lol!!!

a bit of recent history ::)
From writings dating from 1235AD ,the life of Saint Corentin gives credit to the foundation of the city to a Gradlon around the 5 to 6C. king of the city of d'Ys, Gradlon would have it donated his castle in the confluents of the river Odet to the hermit Corentin to have built his Cathedral. This story or leyend appears again in the second book of the life of Saint Guénolé written by 880AD. Gradlon is the central personage in the leyend of the city of d'Ys,sort of an Atlantis Breton, whereby its origins are lost in the oral celtique tradition. During the centuries that followed many writers have taken this myths to enrich the many variants of the story. A statue in horse of Gradlon is at the local museum of Breton arts or Musée Départemental Breton.

A lovely town to visit indeed, you will love it. And my oldest son will work here soon ::)

the Odet river

a city cut by a river ;sound familial,yes;its beautiful
L'Odet (Oded in breton) is a river on the coastal breton of 62 kms long that takes its source in the black mountains or montagnes Noires at Saint-Goazec, in the area known as Yeun-ar-Vouster, and ends on the Atlantic ocean between Sainte-Marine and Bénodet (in breton Ben" = «river mouth » and therefore « river mouth of the Odet ».

the city from above

an old fortress overlooking the city now in ruins, but the views are nice,and next to tourist office!

promenade de mont frugy

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a nice old world city full of charm,quaint cozy
  • Cons:none to report
  • In a nutshell:The end of the world or is it the beauty at the end of a trail
  • Last visit to Quimper: Feb 2013
  • Intro Updated Feb 16, 2013
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