Quimper's indoor market
the Halles Saint-François
We got into Quimper around 12.30, parking in the car park near the
information centre. Crossing the river, we stumbled over the covered
markets, in the Halles Saint-François, where we bought fruit,
a steamed artichoke (my first taste of that Breton speciality),
and some liqueur. We looked around the old streets
— mostly devoted to clothing stores — and the cathedral of
St Corentin, notable for being crooked, and then had lunch in a little
creperie — scallop crepes, fish soup, and coffee and cider, with
a pear crepe for dessert.
After lunch we visited the departmental museum, which covered local
history, culture and everyday life, and a fine arts museum.
I climbed the little hill above the tourist information centre for a
view over the city centre.
We then headed for Concarneau, taking the D783 instead of the highway.
One afternoon was far too short a time to properly appreciate Quimper,
but fortunately I returned later on in my trip.
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