Where to stay in Quimper?

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Discovering Brittany? Here’s where to stay in Quimper, a mythical city in the heart of Cornouaille!

Quimper is the capital of the Finistère department, where Brittany plunges into the Atlantic Ocean. The traditional capital of the Pays de Cornouaille region, just ten kilometers from the coast, Quimper is classified as a « Ville d’Art et d’Histoire » (Town of Art and History), and has plenty to attract visitors: the cobbled streets winding between half-timbered houses are an invitation to stroll, and the banks of the Odet, the local river, will easily attract visitors keen on sports or bucolic strolls in typical Breton countryside. What’s more, there are numerous heritage sites within easy reach of those who would like to take advantage of their stay to learn more about this mysterious and very special region.

So, are you keen to explore beautiful Quimper? We’ll take you on a tour and give you all the tips you need to find the accommodation of your dreams in Quimper.

Downtown

Quimper city center is a pedestrian zone brimming with stalls and small shops, ideal for shopping or pampering your loved ones, but also a place with no shortage of charm: discover the fabulous Saint-Corentin cathedral, just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Odet, the fascinating Société Archéologique du Finistère on rue des Douves, or the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper and its art collections spanning five centuries! If you’re visiting Quimper during the summer months, we particularly recommend a visit to the Cornish Festival, which takes place in the town throughout July, and will teach you more about the history of this very special little corner of Brittany!

Quimper is all about lively, bustling alleyways, but also a culture all its own: Breton culture and its typical culinary specialties, such as crêpes, which you can sample in the shade of the Jardin de la Retraite, north of the town center. Accommodation in Quimper in this area is not really a problem, as there are plenty of hotels to suit all budgets. What’s more? Free parking after 5 p.m. and free buses on Saturday mornings and between the station and the city center, which makes things a whole lot easier!

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The Braden

The Braden is an amazing area, halfway between town and country: close to the town center, the lungs of Quimper is a modern residential area – it was designed in the 1980s – and lively, with many student residences and bars. Drop by the lawns of the Vallon Saint-Laurent for a beer or sugar crêpe, then head off to discover the famous Braden hillsides, a local vineyard famous for its delicious white wine!

Where to sleep in Quimper near this area, if you prefer a simple and authentic relationship with the place? Take advantage of the campsites located here and there, offering affordable and very useful solutions, or the guest houses scattered around the area for a simple and warm stay.

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Bénodet

In this seaside resort a few kilometers south of Quimper, where the Odet river that runs through the town rises, you can enjoy the pleasures of the beach and the Breton sea in complete tranquillity: the peaceful location is considered by many to be the « Breton Riviera », with its long stretches of sand, listed hotels and seafood restaurants. Don’t miss a visit to the splendid Letty beach and the free Musée du Bord de Mer, dedicated to the maritime history of Finistère through the ages!

As far as accommodation is concerned, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in the campsites, guest houses and even casinos that line this seaside area, which is popular with tourists and much loved by Bretons.

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Map of hotels and accommodation – Quimper