I've talked about Quimper before; in fact anyone who knows me knows that I go on about it quite a lot. I've frequently said (never let it be said that I don't repeat myself) that I wish it had been where we had settled, although there is a major drawback in living there - well two in fact. One is that because it is so lovely houses are very very expensive and the other is that because guidebooks often refer to it as the jewel in Brittany's crown, in the popular months you can hardly move for tourists.
Whenever I go there I take my camera and usually end up taking the same pictures as the previous time - except in this case where I think there is only one repeat. Quimper (pronounced Campair) really has the wow factor. There are lots of beautiful places in Brittany but this is my own Ticks All The Boxes one.
This is the main approach into the olde worlde part in the centre
This is a patissiere that sells nothing but French macaroons
These are three perfectly preserved medieval houses
Do you see the little Madonna in the alcove above the street sign?
This is a shop that sells nothing but the faience for which Quimper is famous
This is the courtyard outside the museum of beautiful Breton costumes and antiquities. Unfortunately I couldn't remember how to set my camera for a museum setting and therefore could not use it to capture the beautiful exhibits of old Breton national dress. Next time, I promise.
On the way back to the car we passed a little shop that had all these miniatures of Breton national costume. These costumes are worn on special days throughout the year and I'll try and take some pictures in the summer at one of the dance festivals.