Quimper, the ideal holiday destination!
Located just 15 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean, Quimper is a proud flagbearer for Brittany, representing its best traditions to perfection. When you wander through Quimper you are transported into the past where half-timbered houses stand shoulder to shoulder with Gothic architecture and where craft shops flirt with pancake houses competing with their gourmet delights.
And if you want to take full advantage of your time in Quimper and the many other treasures that Brittany has to offer, nothing beats a soft, welcoming bed! In your fully-equipped cottage or on your pitch under the stars, take advantage of the good life at a campsite in the Finistère: a very privileged setting close to the most beautiful beaches of southern Brittany, heated swimming pools and giant waterslides, a full range of activities for all the family and outstanding services to crown it all.
Visit Quimper with the family
Ready, steady, go... Change your fishing boots for city loafers and head for Quimper for a fabulous visit with your family! If your children loved discovering Concarneau or Bénodet, they will not be disappointed with a trip to the capital of the Finistère.
Why not start with a good picnic on the flower-strewn banks of the Odet? And if you want to try an original way of discovering the town you can go on a cruise. Stop off in the Locmaria district: the doors of the Biscuiterie de Quimper are wide open offering you the chance to sample its delicious “crakous”!
Visit Quimper as a couple
Plunge hand in hand into the heart of the Middle Ages in the old quarter of Quimper! This “Town of Art and History” has so many treasures to share with lovers. At the top of the list is its famous Saint-Corentin Cathedral whose stained glass windows alone are worth the visit!
For the rest, you just have to rely on your instinct as you wander through the warren of the narrow little streets of the town centre. Admire the magnificent half-timbered houses in rue Kéréon, enjoy a gourmet break at the Place au Beurre, and take a detour via the Museum of Fine Arts. And come back at night when the lights of the town are reflected in the Odet. Pure magic!
Camping Quimper: our handy tips for a successful stay
Visit the Saint-François covered market and stock up with Breton specialities that you can enjoy at your leisure when you get back to your campsite.
Discover the different stages of pottery production in the Locmaria district: a historic Quimper craft!
And then you can end your day with a walk along the ocean in the pretty port of Sainte-Marine on the estuary of the Odet!
If you are taking your camping holiday in July, you will be able to admire the impressive parade of the Festival de Cornouaille, on the 4th Sunday of the month!