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Quimper tourism and travel guide

Photo of Quimper in Finistere

Visit Quimper: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The important town of Quimper is also one of the most visited in Brittany, especially for the half-timbered houses and the cathedral

Quimper is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Quimper. For detailed visitor information see the Quimper travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Quimper include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Benodet at 14 km and Pont l'Abbe at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Quimper, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Quimper in Brittany.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-west)

Locronan, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' is one of...

See Locronan guide


at 14 km (direction south)

The long established resort of Benodet has a very scenic harbour for...

See Benodet guide
Pont l'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 17 km (direction south-west)

One of the quieter towns in Finistere, the port...

See Pont l'Abbe guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

Now listed as a town of art and history, you will find...

See Concarneau guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

Tourism based around the beaches and pleasure port have largely overtaken fishing...

See Douarnenez guide


at 29 km (direction west)

The Collegiale Church of Notre-Dame de Roscudon and the narow surrounding streets...

See Pont-Croix guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own special appeal...

See Pont-Aven guide
Iles des Glenan

Iles des Glenan

Island at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

The uninhabited islands of the Glenan archipelago are now a popular nature...

See Iles des Glenan guide


at 33 km (direction west)

The picturesque harbour area and the proximity of beaches...

See Audierne guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

The attractive harbour and traditional wooden houses explain why Le Faou...

See Le Faou guide
Armorique Regional Park

Armorique Regional Park

Natural Parc at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

The Armorique regional park is a lovely way to enjoy the...

See Armorique Regional Park guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

The long sandy beach at Morgat has been the centre of...

See Morgat guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The Crozon peninsula in western Brittany has an ideal...

See Crozon guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one...

See Quimperle guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Finistere

Map of places to visit near Quimper


Markets in and near Quimper

Market days in Quimper: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day;

  • Quimper: market Wednesday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Combrit: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Fouesnant: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Fouesnant: market Friday (13km)
  • Benodet: market Monday (13km)
  • Pont-l'Abbe: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Concarneau: market Monday & Friday (19km)
  • Loctudy: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Douarnenez: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (20km)
  • Rosporden: market Thursday (21km)

Hotels near Quimper

More information about Quimper, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Quimper, France

What to do at Quimper? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Quimper.


  • Océanopolis (50km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Pleyben (28km)
  • Argol (32km)
  • Brasparts (36km)
  • Lannedern (37km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (47km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Lanniron (0km)
  • Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria (0km)
  • Parc botanique de Cornouaille (13km)
  • Parc du château de Trévarez (28km)
  • Arboretum de Poërop (49km)
  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Mousterlin (17km)
  • Menez-Hom (27km)
  • Archipel des Glénan (32km)
  • Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts (41km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (48km)
  • Baie de Douarnenez (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Brest (52km)

Geography and distances

Quimper is in the north-west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Finistere department (general information: Quimper is 485 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Quimper

Canton: Quimper

Arrondissement: Quimper

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29000

Distance to Quimper

from Quimper (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 485 km

from Calais: 541 km

from Nice: 1000 km

from Bordeaux: 443 km

from Strasbourg: 878 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car from one of the many cross-channel ports along the Brittany and Normandy coast. These are typically within 2 hours drive. For driving distances to Quimper from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ergue-Gaberic.

This page in French: Visiter Quimper

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