Quimper, the capital of Cornouaille, is a beautiful medieval city with lots to discover. At its heart is Saint-Corentin cathedral – a striking Gothic structure from the 13th century. Quimper's distinctive charm lies in its many winding streets and richly decorated façades. The city also has lots of lovingly presented boutiques, chocolate shops and small retailers selling interesting things. A visit to the market hall is also worthwhile – it is one of the very few places in Finistère where you can find outstanding, freshly prepared sushi.
The city is a paradise for anyone who loves ceramics. Quimper has upheld Breton's pottery tradition for more than three hundred years. As well as the classic patterns which can be found in the typical tourist shops, you can find new and interesting interpretations of the historic designs here.
If you want to head south from the peninsula, we recommend visiting Concarneau with its little walled town or the artists' village of Pont-Aven.