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Odet River

Quimper, France
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Quimper
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: One of two rivers that flow through the city of Quimper.
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I started from the confluence, which is how Quimper got its name, and followed the Odet closely crossing to the east bank by one of the pretty footbridges. Locmaria with its pretty square and ancient church followed. I continued to hug the river past cows in fields and onto a short section of road under the modern road bridge. Another... More

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49 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We just love river boat trips so we went to the Quimper tourist office to find out how to get to Benodet by a river trip and they organized for us to go on this trip. You catch a bus from the Centre of the old part of Quimper to the boat mooring. Then you travel along a very pretty... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
101 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A delight to stroll along both banks of this lovely river and take in the gardens and the floral displays. The perfect setting that adds to much to this fine city ( or indeed is it the other way round?)

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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The one trip that I had planned for certain before leaving Yorkshire for Brittany was this trip up the Odet towards Quimper from Benodet - except that I thought it would be the other way round! Either way, it was spectacular - calm open stretches by the sea, tree- lined narrows, and then chateaux and other sites gliding by. If... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

classic continental style of city build within boundaries of the river. Looked good with nice paths alongside but really quite standard.

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Puerto Aventuras
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are a hiker, L'Odet offers endless chances of getting lost in a beautiful, tranquil Ría! The trails are impeccable, well marked and you will find markets and castles open to the public all over! Do not forget to visit the nursery right next to the golf course. From Plomelin follow one of the many trails and you will... More

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We went on a two hour trip up the river and found that there was very little to see. The River Fal in Cornwall is very much more attractive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

A brilliant example of how to make a river interesting! Build pretty bridges over it and cover the railings in flowers! Well worth a wander especially if it leads you to where you want to go!

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Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

A stroll down the Odet is lovely, but the medieval garden, right next to the river, is quite stunning and and worth the walk. It is so well designed and signed, and very peaceful. The church next door, Locmarie, is also worth a peek...it is the oldest in town, very simple on the inside, and had Gregorian chants playing, adding... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Take the time to go on the river for a few hours. It is easy to get there by bus, and it was a glorious way to spend a few hours. The homes along the river are worth the whole trip.

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