Pronounced “kam-pair”, Quimper is the centre of arts and culture in Brittany, a region of northern France. Quimper means “the meeting of two rivers”: the River Odet and the River Steir. With its rustic cobblestone streets and charming footbridges, travellers often find walking is the best way to explore this ancient city.
The main historic sight in Quimper is Cathedral Saint-Corentin, an imposing Gothic structure with two distinctive spires. Nearby, the Museum of Brittany displays many important artefacts from Breton history. And the Museum of Fine Arts hosts a fascinating array of paintings and artworks.
Quimper is best known for its pottery and earthenware industry. Travellers can visit the Earthenware Museum for insight into this historic local tradition. Quimper earthenware can also be bought in shops across the city.
Book flights to Quimper with British Airways for convenient direct travel from London City Airport.
British Airways fly direct from London City to Quimper Cornouaille Airport, with a flight time of approximately one hour and five minutes. Passengers can fly in our Euro Traveller cabin or upgrade to Club Europe (business class).
British Airways flights to Quimper leave from London City Airport, conveniently located in the heart of the city and with great transport links across London. Passengers can check in online, via mobile or at the airport.