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Musee Departemental Breton

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Wonderful attraction in Quimper

We found the Musee delightful and filled with interesting artifacts and a good deal of information... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christopher L
Iron River, Wisconsin
The Jewel of Breton Culture & History

Housed next to the Cathedral St. Corentin in the historic Bishop's chateau (as I recall) the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
susan c
Dallas, Texas
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1 rue du Roi Gradlon, 29000, Quimper, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We found the Musee delightful and filled with interesting artifacts and a good deal of information about the region and its history. Very fun and easy to enjoy.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed next to the Cathedral St. Corentin in the historic Bishop's chateau (as I recall) the building is only the first delightful sight of your visit! Every item on display in this museum has historic links to the people of Brittany, was worn by a...More

Thank susan c
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This small museum has excellent displays about the early history of the Quimper region from pre-history to the 16th century on the ground floor and a marvelous collection of costumes from several regions of Brittany on the second floor.

Thank DownhillSkier67
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Very interesting museum about the history of Brittany starting back 600,000 years ago! The exhibits are well presented and have short explanations in French, English and Breton. A good mix of archeology, ceramics, costumes, furniture, coins, etc. Good for a rainy day and right next...More

Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is well presented and a delight to visit. One sees the history of the region, the fascinating Breton costumes and m uch more. We visited in a day when entrance was free, a real bonus. A must visit if you are in Quimper.

Thank Herdwick46
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Located in a former bishop's palace and next to the cathedral, this fantastic museum showcases Breton history, archaeology, furniture, traditional costumes, and a great poster exhibit. You are presented with an organized and interesting telling of the history of this region, magnificently displayed with professional...More

2  Thank PittsburghLadyD
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very pleasantly presented displays with good information. Enjoyed current exhibition of posters through the golden age of train travel. Wish the railways were still as extensive. Senior concession was a bonus.

Thank RobinsonWestRiding
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The four or five small but packed floors (we lost track) of this tucked-away museum hold so many treasures--from ancient archaeological artifacts of the region (which has been occupied for some 600,000 years), to Roman-era objects (coins, tiles, sculptures), to early Christian iconography (paintings, sculptures,...More

1  Thank JillPro
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Next to the cathedral in a former palace built in the 16th century, this is a well presented regional history museum. It includes artifacts from prehistory, Roman, middle ages, etc.

Thank MargieWF
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The museum is set in the ancient bishop's palace near to the cathedral. The building itself is fascinating, including a beautiful Renaissance tower and staircase dating from 1507. Inside are displays from pre-historic and Roman times, the Middle Ages and more, up to the present...More

2  Thank beantony15
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