Quimper, l'Odet, Ty Mam Doué, Kerdévot, le Stangala, Quillinen.
Quimper's Museum of Fine Arts is the initial departure point of the "Route
des Peintres" (Painters' trail). One can view the rich collection of
works from the School of Pont-Aven, paintings of Brittany from the 19th and
20th centuries and the room dedicated to Jean-Julien Lemordant before
moving on to visit the old town, the cathedral or the traditional
earthenware workshops. The banks of the river Odet have inspired artists
such as Eugène Boudin, Max Jacob and Pierre de Belay.
Further along there is the chapel of Ty Mam Doué and Quillien's crucifix
where the Stangala region inspired Flaubert and Brittany during the 19th
40 place Saint-Corentin
Tel : 02 98 95 45 20, fax : 02 98 95 87 50
Important collection of 17th century flemish and dutch paintings, also
italian paintings from 17th and 18th centuries and french works from the
17th to 20th century.
-On the ground floor: Two rooms dedicated to breton paintings and a
permanent exhibition dedicated to works by Max Jacob and his friends.
-In the mezzanine : decor reconstruction of the Épée hotel in Lemordant.
-In the galleries on the first floor antique collections are
For groups: Guided tours available.
For teachers and schools: visits, exhibitions and vocational courses.
From the 1st july to the 31st august, open every day from 10:00 till 19:00
(including the 14th july and 15 august). The rest of the year, open every
day except tuesday and public holidays from 10:00 till 12:00 and 14:00
Breton Departmental Museum :
Ancien palais de l'Évêché,
1 rue du Roi Gradlon
Tel: 02 98 95 21 60, fax: 02 98 95 89 69
Established in the old bishop`s palace of Cornouaille (16th-18th century),
the museum has a wide ranging display of archaeology, antique art and folk
art from Finistere: prehistoric golden chains, evidence of the galic-roman
culture of the Osismes (sculptures, monetary treasures, everyday objects
and gold and silver crafts); works of art dating back to the 14th and 18th
centuries (stained glass windows, sacred ornaments and gold/silversmith
Two floors are reserved for breton folk art and traditions such as
costumes, furniture and earthenware from Quimper, decorated with local
Temporary display rooms.
Possibility of guided tours in summer.
For children, discovery workshops during the summer holidays.
For adults, embroidery courses.
Museum of traditional earthenware:
14 rue Jean-Baptiste Bousquet (behind the workshops)
Tel: 02 98 90 12 72, fax: 02 98 52 05 87
Established in the Lockmaria area, the museum displays some five hundred
pieces, some of which are unique. Exhibitions are renewed regularly thanks
to a collection of over two thousand works. The compositions are inspired
by religion and history, with everything from scenes of everyday life to
It is truly a rich journey of colors, shapes and impressions but if you
wish to go further, it is a discovery of a trade with its techniques and
It is open from mid april until the 31st october between 10:00 and 18:00
from monday to sunday. Guided tours (for groups of ten people minimum) .