"Musée Departemental Breton-exteriors" Quimper Things to Do Tip by gwened
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a museum tracing the history of Brittany and the department of Finistére, it is inside the old episcopal palace of Cornouaille, the most remarkable building after the Cathedral. It present a show of archeology,popular arts, and decoratives arts of Finistére.
The opening hours are 9h to 12h30 and then 13h30 to 17h from January to may and then october. Also open Sundays from 14 to 17h. Open June, September every day from 9h to 18h, admission is 4€ free for those under 26 yrs old. and reduce to 2,50€ for those over 60 yrs old. A new thing that we took advantage of is that on weekends from october to may is free admission for all.
It has wonderful treasures of Brittany inside, with a beautiful stairs and ceilings in neo gothic style. All is divided in themes, from pre history and antiquity, to popular Breton arts, furniture, ceramics, as faience of Quimper!! Many tables have hand touch exhibits whre you can actually touch the ancient vase ,pots, utensil etc. A magnificent room of Breton fashion , a must to see alone.
Many temporary exhibitions like the Japan Brittany exhibit now until March 3 2013 with names of Brittany link to Japan art such as Henri Riviére, Auguste Lépére, Jacques Beltrand, Adolphe Beau-frére, Henri Guérard, Amédée Joyau, Prosper-Alphonse Isaac, Jules Chadel or Geo Fourrier. The French pioneers of watercolors in wood.
Address: 1 Rue du Roi Gradlon 29000 Quimper
Directions: easily accesable from the Cathedral facing it turn right around it toward the river on the Rue du Roi Gradlon.
othercontact: email: email@example.com
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