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Musee Departemental Breton

1 rue du Roi Gradlon, Quimper, France
+33 2 98 95 21 60
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Cultural History

Next to the cathedral in a former palace built in the 16th century, this is a well presented... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Breton life through the ages

The museum is set in the ancient bishop's palace near to the cathedral. The building itself is... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Kyneton, Australia
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1 rue du Roi Gradlon, Quimper, France
+33 2 98 95 21 60
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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

1  Thank beantony15
Reviewed 28 July 2016

In upwards of four decades visiting this corner of Brittany, we'd never set foot in the museum. Yesterday we joined many rainy day visitors and weren't disappointed. There is prehistory, Roman vestiges (yes, they were here too, and not just in the Asterix books), and...More

1  Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed 24 July 2016

It brought Breton history and customs to life. Very enjoyable! Some of the costumes had wonderful embroidery in beautiful colour combinations. The collection of pottery is also excellent

Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Local History: from Bronze Age onwards - including Roman Era, Gauls, etc. Plenty to see! We spent over 80 minutes looking at the many exhibits, some of which you are encouraged to touch! €6 entry for adults, free for under 26 year-olds & journalists -...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We arrived at the museum just before lunchtime, and we were sold tickets, then politely told of the closure over lunchtime, but that we could resume our visit afterwards. All very Gallic, sensible and in line with the lifestyle they value, and which we came...More

1  Thank josaja
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Not a big but well organised collection. Just a few pieces to illustrates the pre-Roman and the early medieval ages and again, a few nice pieces to show local furnitures and metalwares. The real attractions are the costumes, amazing pieces also illustrated on paintings by...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 5 October 2015

An interesting museum whether you are looking for information on the archaeology of the area , the costumes or the pottery.

1  Thank BertheUK
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Little but good museum of Bretagne's history. The museum is inside and old "castle" so the architecture it's magnificent. The exposition collect many articles of people from Bretagne from the Iron Age to nowadays.

Thank Joaquina B
Reviewed 11 September 2015

If you only have time to visit one Museum in Quimper you must go here. It is in a beautiful building next to the Cathedral which used to be the Bishop's Palace. It has been beautifully and tastefully restored. The contents are quite amazing. In...More

2  Thank RosieBrum
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