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Quimper

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Quimper's indoor market
the Halles Saint-Fran├žois
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-Fran├žois, 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.
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traditional house front
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the crooked cathedral
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a Quimper street
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eurodif store

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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