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Quimper, the administravie centre of the Finistère and capital of the Pays de Cournouaille, is located 15 km from the campsite.  This town, which boasts an atmospheric historic centre, is located at the end of an estuary  (the tide comes in from the ocean covering approximately 18km).  Quimper gets its name from the Breton kemper, which refers to the junction of two rivers: the Steir and the Odet.

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The town is steeped in Celtic history, myths and legends.  It is also a town of art and history.  The cathedral of St Corentin is a splendid example of Gothic Breton art.  The construction began in 1239 on the site of a former Roman cathedral and was not completed until 1856.  A highly recommended visit.  West of the cathedral is the atmospheric old town, where you will find many half-timbered houses dating from the Medieval period.

There are four museums to visit, to improve your cultural knowledge!  You can start with the Musée Départemental Breton, a must before learning about earthenware, then visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts.  
Quimper is also famous for its earthenware which you can admire when you visit the HB Henriot museum in the Locmaria district.

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