That little extra
Tourism and fishing industry play an important role in the economy of this region.
French Cornwall is the first tourist destination of west Brittany, offering a large variety of landscapes.
All types of fishing are represented: semi-industrial fishing and industrial offshore fishing, coastal artisanal fishing. Three fishing ports of the region of Quimper are on the list of the first 10 French fishing harbours.
Saint-Corentin’s Cathedral is a jewel of Gothic Art in Brittany, and the monument you have to visit to discover the history and myth of Brittany.
After 20 years of work, the restoration of the Cathedral uncovers all periods of its construction: its architecture dating from the 13th century, its polychrome works of the 15th century, and its 19th century chapel.
Do not leave Quimper without wandering around Locmaria, a district located on the left bank of the river Odet, south of the walled city!
Water sports possibilities in the region are almost endless, thanks to the wide variety of sites and 500 miles of a coastline with countless creeks, inlets and bays.
Sailing schools and clubs offer throughout the year a vast range of sailing activities, dinghies, catamarans or trip boats.
You may also take the opportunity to discover Brittany canals and waterways. They stretch on a distance of over 400 miles, and you will enjoy them either sailing a barge or a kayak, or riding a bike along the towpaths.