Cathedrale Saint-Corentin

Cathedrale Saint-Corentin, Quimper

Cathedrale Saint-Corentin
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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8:30 AM - 12:00 AM, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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This medieval Gothic cathedral is perhaps the city's most prominent architectural landmark.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Viewlander
Crieff, UK1,145 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
I suspect not as well known as some other cathedrals but don't miss this one. Beautiful stained glass windows and look at the fine detail on the stone. Unmissable!!
Written August 10, 2014
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WahineHanapepe
Maui, HI146 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
The most amazing thing about this cathedral is the construction. Standing at the entry, you will see that the aisle curves in the middle so that one does not have a straight line of vision from the entrance to past the alter to the other end. It is actively used by the people of Quimper.
We enjoyed having coffee in the cathedral plaza in the morning where the light on the cathedral was magical.
Written July 28, 2011
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countryskipper
Dallas, TX158 contributions
Dec 2010
The cathedral is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Personally, I prefer the intricate Gothic design of the outside over the comparatively simple inside. I especially like the cathedral during Christmas time when they have an old merry-go-round and an ice rink right in front of it. I also like the whole area around the cathedral. There are many shops, bars and cafes and I really like strolling down Rue Kereon. You can see pictures of the area on my blog www.countryskipper.com.
Written January 24, 2011
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GowerDG
Chesterfield, UK215 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Very impressive building that dominates the whole town.
There are not translations for any of the wording indoors which is fine but it makes for a flying visit as a pose to taking in more of the detail.
Worth having a look if you are in town.
All fitted for social distancing with a one way system in place.
Written August 20, 2020
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DiscoStu15
London, UK61 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This is a beautiful cathedral. The stained glass throughout is magnificent. Well worth a visit. The gothic architecture is also amazing.
Written August 28, 2019
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andrewh0pe
Bedfordshire, UK92 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
The whole family loved this cathedral (especially as it was raining when we visited Quimper!!). It was lovely seeing all the regalia on display around the cathedral down each side aisle. Windows were beautiful as well. Would be good to see the outside in dry weather so we could appreciate the architecture much better.
Written August 11, 2019
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sheridan s
Leominster, UK154 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
France is filled with great cathedrals, but I am afraid that for me St Corentin is not really one of them. The best of it is the decoration on the outside, and the spires are very beautiful indeed. Inside it has a strange design whereby the end of the nave is set at a slight angle to the rest. This gives the whole a disquieting feeling and robs the visitor of the traditional long view to the altar. If you are staying in Quimper it is certainly worth visiting, but I would not recommend making a journey to see it.
Written August 9, 2015
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Christian R
Hannover, Germany16 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Quemper is a wonderful city filled with life. We came for the Festival de Cornouaille and enjoyed every bit of it. The Cathedrale St-Corentin is truly a beautiful church not to be missed if people are in the city. However there occurred a strange scene inside the church that simply left me baffled. After being inside the church for a few minutes I witnessed a man screaming at another and forcefully pushing him out of it. The man turned out to be the church caretaker and was from the Netherlands. He told me that the other man had not been wearing anything to cover his upper body (It was a very warm day) and had to be evacuated. I have visited many churches but never have I experiences anything like this before. A highly unprofessional behavior in such a beautiful place making the experience not as enjoyable as it should have been.
Written November 27, 2014
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Mac777
Ireland66 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Should you find yourself in or close to Quimper, and you have a little time to spare, a visit to this magnificent cathedral is strongly recommended.

You can't miss it. It stands right in the centre of the city and the steeples are very visible landmarks. Externally, the architecture is quite superb. Enter, stand inside the front door, take in the soaring roof, then cast your eyes forward to the altar and wonder if your eyes are deceiving you, or if the entire building actually does curve to the left? Then, if nothing else, take some time to admire the stunning 15th century stained-glass windows and the stories they tell.

And there is lots more to see, and to enjoy.

Cathedrale St-Corentin is very unusual, and well worth a visit ...
Written August 23, 2014
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sarah o
Dudley, UK453 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
We travelled from north Brittany coast to visit this Cathedral and as expected the outside was stunning. The grandeur & architecture what you expect from a French Cathedral it looked amazing then came the shock closed at lunchtime. A thing we most love about France is that wherever you go big city or isolated village the churches are always open you can go in & walk round from daylight to dusk. Sadly not here what a disappointment.
Written May 10, 2014
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