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Postal address : 2 impasse de Kervégant, 29 350 Moëlan sur mer, France.

Lower town

Lower town

Lower town

The River Isole

The river Ellé

The river Ellé

The river Isole

The town hall

The lower town

Street by the river in the lower town

Church in the lower town

Church in the lower town

Church in the lower town

A street: rue Savary

The upper town, place Saint Michel

Towards the upper town

'Les Halles', the covered marketplace

 

Quimperlé is a very pleasant smallish town in southern Finistère, about halfway between Lorient and Quimper. Various amenities are clustered in the town centre with some large commercial zones on the outskirts, just off the motorway. Water is a key part of the town’s character as two rivers flow into it, the Ellé and the Isole, and join here to form the Laïta. As the River Laïta flows south towards the sea, it marks the border between the Finistère and Morbihan départements, with Le Pouldu on one side and Guidel on the other.

River canoeing or kayaking can be practised here, notably at ‘Devil’s Rocks’ where international competitions are held, and it is also a great spot for walking, and dotted with standing stones.

Some wonderful churches can be visited in Quimperlé, gateway to the Cornouaille region. An attractive town, with old and newer parts, in the historic centre you will find the 11th century Romanesque church of St Croix, a fabulous covered market hall, and many old half-timbered buildings with their beautiful beams and corbels.

Don’t miss the Maison des Archers (Archers’ House) dating from 1470, which now hosts temporary exhibitions. Also the Church of St Michel, otherwise known as Notre-Dame-de-L’Assomption, which dominates the old town and which contains some superb statues.

Through the centuries, Quimperlé has continually enriched its cultural heritage, and it sits at the crossroads of four rural communities which are strong supporters of eco-tourism – Querrien, Locunolé, Guilligomarc’h and Meslan – and which lie between the sea and the wooded hinterland known as Argoat (from the Breton for forest). Many wonderful walks can be made hereabouts in the countryside and along the banks of the Ellé, Isole, Naïc and Scorff rivers. And as these waterways are full of fish, they are ideal for angling.

Footpaths and cycle trails of varying lengths can be found across this area, and not forgetting the stunning Carnoët forest nearby. A full range of shops is available here, as well as cafés and restaurants, and a TGV railway station.