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Arriving -- Speedy TGV trains take only 4[bf]1/2 hours from the Montparnasse station in Paris. The one-way fare is around 67€. For information, visit www.voyages-sncf.com or call [tel] 36-35. If you’re driving, the best route is from Rennes: Take E50/N12 west to just outside the town of Montauban, continue west along N164 to Châteaulin, and head south along N165 to Quimper.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is on place de la Résistance (www.quimper-tourisme.com; [tel] 02-98-53-04-05).

Special Events -- For 6 days around the third week of every July, the Festival de Cornouaille celebrates Breton culture. The festivities include parades in traditional costume and Celtic and Breton concerts throughout the city. For information, contact the tourist office.

FastFacts: Quimper

ATMs/Banks -- Several ATMs can be found on rue du Parc and rue René Madec.

Doctors & Hospitals -- Centre Hopitalier de Cornouaille, avenue Yves Thépot (www.ch-cournouaille.fr; [tel] 02-98-52-60-60).

Internet Access -- C.com C@fé, 9 Quai du Port au Vin ([tel] 02-98-95-81-62).

Mail & Postage -- La Poste, 37 bd Amiral de Kerguélen ([tel] 36-31).

 

Pharmacies -- Pharmacie de la Cathédrale, 24 Place Saint-Corentin ([tel] 02-98-95-00-20).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.