Quimper is a picturesque town set in the heart of Cournouaille – a part of Brittany which gets its name from Cornish visitors of years-gone-by. The town’s not dissimilar to England’s south-western settlements, either, with stone-clad cottages and timber-fronted houses lining the streets. As your guide leads you through the centre, you’ll see classic Renaissance architecture crop up in the form of chateaus and Gothic churches. The twin spires of the Cathedral St Corentin poke above the rooftops, and there’s a museum on your route which is dedicated to the town’s history of pottery making. And be sure to snap a picture or two of the Odet River – it’s considered one of the prettiest waterways in France. After the tour wraps up, you’ll get a bit of time to explore under your own steam before making the return journey to Brest.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.