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Quimper

(kăNpĕr`), town (1990 pop. 62,541), capital of Finistère dept., NW France, in Brittany, near the Bay of Biscay. It is famous for its pottery (quimper or Brittany ware) and also has textile, food, and furniture industries. It was once the capital of the Breton county of CornouailleCornouaille
, district of Brittany, NW France, comprising parts of Finistère, Côtes-d'Armor, and Morbihan depts. The name was probably brought by Britons who fled Cornwall at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions (c.500).
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. It has a Gothic cathedral (13th–16th cent.).

Quimper

 

a city and port in Brittany, northwestern France, at the mouth of the Odet River. Administrative center of the department of Finistère. Population 58,000 (1968). A transportation junction, the city is noted for the production of what is known as Quimper, or Breton, pottery. Other industries include the production of agricultural machines, cables, paper, cigarettes, cider, and canned goods (fruités, vegetables, and sardines). Quimper is also a popular tourist center.

Quimper

a city in NW France: capital of Finist?re department. Pop.: 63 238 (1999)
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Textured Lives - Here and Now could not have provided a greater contrast to the festival's location, the quiet and graceful city of Quimper dominated by its great mediaeval cathedral where the haunting harmonies of Latin plainsong can still be heard on a quiet weekday afternoon.
Bilingual culture QUIMPER, on the River Odet, is the capital of the Cornouaille region.
The city's bilingual French and Breton street signs tell you immediately that Quimper forms part of the heart of that Brythonic Celtic culture which began in Western France when immigrants from Britian speaking a language close to early Welsh arrived here in the Dark Ages following the collapse of the Roman Empire around AD400.
Despite the street signs and the names of surrounding towns which have a distinctly Welsh ring, Quimper displays a marked reluctance to talk about its Celtic heritage.
Textured Lives - Here and Now could not have provided a greater contrast to the festival's location, the graceful city of Quimper, dominated by its great medieval cathedral where the haunting harmonies of the Catholic Church's Latin plainsong can still be heard on a quiet weekday afternoon.
Jimmy McGovern's Sunday and Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday are both being shown at the Chapeau Rouge cinema complex in the centre of Quimper.
QUIMPER, on the River Odet, is capital of the Cornouaille region.
The city's bilingual French and Breton street signs tell you immediately that Quimper forms part of the heart of that Brythonic Celtic culture which began in Western France when immigrants from Britain, speaking a language close to early Welsh, arrived here in the Dark Ages following the collapse of the Roman Empire.
Address : Numro National D~identification : 21290232400012, Htel De Ville, Cs 26004, 29107, Quimper Cedex, F