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More Than You'd Expect!

The Musee contains a beautiful collection of art spanning the 14th C to present day. Paintings... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
susan c
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Dallas, Texas
Museum of the History of Brittany

A lovely museum attached to the cathedral. It had been used by the cathedral centuries ago for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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A collection of works by primarily Western European painters.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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40 Place Saint Corentin, 29000, Quimper, France
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+33 2 98 95 45 20
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Musee contains a beautiful collection of art spanning the 14th C to present day. Paintings, drawings, sculptures ad prints, there is something for everyone, from Fragonard to Gauguin! A particular favorite is the first room on the left featuring some magnificent paintings by Breton...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely museum attached to the cathedral. It had been used by the cathedral centuries ago for living in. Lots of information about Brittany in the past going back to roman times. Furniture and local Breton costumes which are beautiful to study close up. Plenty...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Outstanding selection of Breton artists, plenty of paintings of Brittany, its seaside and hills. I was very positively impressed. This place is highly recommended for a visit. It is not a very big museum, but definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We spent a couple of hours here while in Quimper. The greeting from the lady on reception was friendly and she was very helpful talking about what there was to see. The building itself is light and bright and a pleasure to walk around. My...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is a relatively small museum, but an interesting one. The exhibit on Max Jacob is especially well done and alone worth the admission fee. The morning we went, there were three separate field trips there for school kids. Watching the excitement of these children...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful selection of Breton and Flemish art amongst other pieces. Nicely laid out and easy to navigate.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent a very enjoyable and educative time in this lovely gallery in central Quimper. Wide range of works on display and much more interesting than one might expect at a provincial gallery. Fascinating to study the cpntemporary copy of the Mona Lisa although it was...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We hadn't expected such a wide range of different styles and areas. I loved the French impressionist paintings upstairs and was amazed to find a copy of Mona Lisa there

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Some lovelly 15c to 17c paintings currently with Redon expo. Worth the 5 euros to enter and an hour plus to see all.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Its great that in France the outlying art galleries carry such great, world-class exhibits. As before, the permanent collection is breath-taking, works by Breton artists and on Breton themes, including Gaugin and Pont-Aven cronies. This years temporary exhibition was the paysages of Odile Redon. I...More

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