museum of fine arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Quimper Museum of Fine Arts

Located on the cathedral square, the Fine Arts Museum has been housed since 1872 in a classical palace designed by Cornish architect Joseph Bigot, who also designed the spires of the cathedral.

The interior architecture of the museum was completely redesigned in 1993 by Jean-Paul Philippon, who also worked on the Musée d'Orsay and La Piscine in Roubaix. The identical reconstruction of the grand décor created in 1906/1909 by Jean-Julien Lemordant for the Hôtel de l'Epée in Quimper now forms the heart of the museum, around which the important permanent collections (24 rooms) are displayed. A temporary exhibition room, an audiovisual room, an educational service room and a shop complete the ensemble.

Discover 18 audio tours with commentary on the Quimper Cornouaille Tourist Office's mobile site:

Opening hours

September-October, April-May-June:
Every day except Tuesday from 9.30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm
November to March :
Every day except Tuesday and Sunday mornings from 9.30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm
July and August:
Every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Rates :

Full price : 5,00€
Reduced rate (under 26 years old): €3.00
Free of charge (under 12 years old, art students, jobseekers, disabled persons). Admission to the museum is free every Sunday afternoon from 1 November to 31 March

Museum of Fine Arts
40, place Saint Corentin - 29000 Quimper
Tel: 02 98 95 45 20 - Fax: 02 98 95 87 50
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