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 cobbled alleyways, stairs, 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 :
- The Roman Abbey Church of Sainte-Croix
- The vestiges of Saint Colomban’s Church
- The Gothic Church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption
- The Ursulines’ Chapel
- The Archers’ house
- The Présidial (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
- La forêt domaniale de Toulfoën
- Media library
- « Ici wifi » Wi-Fi hotspot at the Tourist Office and at the Aquapaq (swimming centre)
- Wifi 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