Quimper is a town in Finistere. Population (1999): 67,127. Its inhabitants are called Quimpérois.
Quimper is the ancient capital of La Cornouaille, Brittany’s most traditional region, and has a distinctive Breton character. Quimper was originally settled during Roman times. During the civil wars of the 14th century, the town suffered considerable ruin.
The town has a rustic atmosphere with footbridges spanning the rivers that flow through it. The Church of Locmaria, a Romanesque structure, dates from the 11th century. The Cathedral of Saint-Corentin, with its Gothic-style façade, was constructed between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is the oldest Gothic structure in lower Brittany. Its two towers are 250 feet tall.
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