Tucked away at the confluence of the three rivers Ellé, Isole and Laïta, Quimperlé is best discovered from bottom to top so start your visit from the lower town and make your way up to the upper town via narrow cobbled streets, steps, bridges and footbridges.
Dive into its historical past and find out how the town grew around its Abbey.
Quimperlé comes from the Breton word « kemper » which means « confluence” and from the name of its river Ellé.
Places to visit :
- Church abbey of Sainte-Croix (Saint-Cross)
- The vestiges of Saint Colomban’s Church
- The Gothic Church of Our Lady of the Asumption
- Frémeur Hospital and Saint-Eutrope Chapel
- The Archers’ house
- Presidial (a judicial tribunal of the French Ancien Régime)
- Temporary exhibitions at the Ursulines’ Chapel, at the Présidial’s and at the Archers’ house
- A heritage interpretation circuit
- State forest of Carnoët
- Media library
- Wi-Fi hotspot at the Tourist Office and at the médiathèque
- Play area
- Picnic area
Market days :
- Friday mornings in the upper town
- Sunday mornings in the indoor market of the lower town
Walk across the country
- 6 circuits are available for walking ranging from 7.8 to 26 km