This museum is a nice cultural surprise along the mostly outdoorsy Brittany coast. First opened in 1872, it underwent renovations and extension work in the early 1990s. The collection features some impressive names including Rubens, Boucher, Fragonard, and Corot, in addition to a strong collection of the Pont-Aven school (Gaugin, Sérusier, Bernard, Lacombe, Maufra, Denis). A special tribute is also paid to Quimper native Mac Jacob, a Surrealist poet and painter.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
40 pl. St-Corentin
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours July–Aug daily from 10am–6pm; Mar–Jun and Sept–Oct Wed–Mon 9:30am–noon and 2–6pm; and Nov–Feb Mon and Wed–Sat 9:30am–noon and 2–5:30pm, Tues and Sun 2–5:30pm Phone 02-98-95-45-20 Prices Admission 5€ adults, 3€ ages 12–26, free for 11 and under Web site Musée des Beaux-Arts
Map40 pl. St-Corentin Quimper
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