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Quimper, a so charming town to discover in Brittany

Quimper is a city located in Brittany, in the western part of France. This lovely city is only 56 km away from Brest, at the west end of the Finistere. Quimper counts around 63.000 inhabitants.

About France

Quimper is considered as a very pleasant place to stay and to live. This nice city is multiply labelled : "ville d’art et d’histoire" (city of art and history), and it is one of the most flowered city of France…

Historically, Quimper is a great trading city. It kept this function with numerous little shops in ancient streets where you will be pleased to stroll in. Quimper has also a wonderful cultural heritage : go to visit the Saint-Corentin’s cathedral or the Butter square.

The city of Quimper is also known for its typical earthenware : born in the historical area of Locmaria, this artwork is still practised in many workshops, like the one of Henriot Quimper you can visit.

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Aalborg, denmark to quimper france. please advise on planning this as a rail trip in early august. we need to travel between Aalborg, Denmark and Concarneau, France in early August 2014. What is the best way to plan this as a rail trip?

Heather T. | 2014/06/15 answered | 0 Comments
Advice on which pass to purchase. Hello, I'm hoping for some advice on the best pass to purchase. I will be travelling through Europe for approximately 3 months, most likely through France, Spain and Italy though I may venture to Portugal or Austria. I will commence by (...)

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  • Value for money
    Easy for non-french speakers | Madhavi l. | 2015/10/05
    "The train was stationed when I reached the Quimper station. The screen showed which platform it was on. Once I reached the train they had a sign with the coach directions. This was what I was worried about. They had a station master to assist. The cabin and seats were comfortable and had good air conditioning. The journey was a comfortable one for sure from Quimper to Rennes. "

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    First time East to West | Simon f. | 2014/11/03
    "Once in Montparnasse locating the train was simple, excellent signage. Staff very helpful and bi-lingual when my French was not up to the mark. As normal leg room is a little limited but a 1.86M I have got used to that, but a little more space would have increased the star rating to 5. The only disappointment in my whole journey was that I faced backwards on each of the 3 sectors that I traveled, "