Brittany’s rich cultural centre
Tucked away in northwest France lies Quimper, the capital of Brittany’s Finistere region. Characterised by its Medieval half-timbered houses and prominent 13th-century cathedral, there couldn’t be a better spot to soak up authentic Breton culture.
Fly with British Airways from London City to Quimper, the perfect base for a summertime break to Brittany. The Odet River runs through the city centre, offering beautiful views as you follow its path downstream. Stop for a picture-perfect riverside lunch or a visit to the Breton County Museum to learn more about local history. Further along in the Locmaria Quarter you’ll find another museum that’s an ode to the Faience pottery that’s still produced in Quimper today, which first put the city on the map back in the 17th century. Don’t miss the chance to explore the area’s rugged coastline too, home to quaint fishing villages, dramatic rocky vistas and fine sandy beaches. Book your flights to Quimper today.
A flight from London City Airport to Quimper takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
We fly to Quimper from June to August, with August being the most popular month to visit. Prices are often slightly lower in June and July before the school holidays begin, but you can use our low fare finder to see the cheapest flights for each month.
You’ll find great value hotels, restaurants and cafes in Quimper alongside some pricier options, but a crepe and cider, two of the area’s most delicious delicacies, won’t break the bank. You may find prices a little higher if you’re visiting the nearby coastal towns and dining by the port or by the beach.
Quimper’s airport is just 6km from the city centre, which you can reach in just 20 minutes by taxi or pre-booked shuttle bus. The city itself is walkable and well set up for cycling. If you want to explore further afield, there are several bus lines and train services to nearby towns – and even on to Paris.
You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of the city and see more of what Brittany has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.
While you can spend your days strolling through the pedestrianised Medieval quarter, admiring the gardens of the Château de Lanniron or working your way through the city’s many creperies, there’s always something more to discover in Quimper, especially during summer. In the third week of July, the annual Festival de Cornouaille brings the city to life and celebrates its Breton culture with concerts, parades and bagpipers honouring the area’s celtic influence. Meanwhile in August, visitors flock to the city for the annual Musical Weeks festival, featuring a series of classical performances.
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