Quimperlé after the floods still looks wonderful!!!

I was here before the floods, even thus is only 50 minutes from me by car, decided to go back and check out the city of Quimperlé,in the Finistére 29 département of France.Region of Brittany. The tourist office for it in English is http://www.quimperle-terreoceane.com/en This is a town of floods at least since the 1600’s and until recently as early Feb 2014. One year later is as if nothing had happenned . The city center was flooded with 1,50 meters of water from the rivers Ellé,Isole, and Laita. You can come here by train( direct to Paris Montparnasse in TGV) , bus(Cocopaq) or car (N165), we do by car and even with it there are alternatives ways to do it. Today,we choose the back roads of the D102, D22,D724,D765 to get there in about one hour. We walk the city center after free parking by Place Charles de Gaulle,right next to the river Laita. All along to the city we past by wonderful towns such as Malachappe, a commune part of Pluvigner on the D102, then Languidic, Plouay, Arzano, and Quimperlé. Some of the most impressive buildings are the churches here, some I will put the photos too. We do walk Quimperlé around the river and into the old town, around our favorite Church Sainte Croix and over the small bridge pont fleuri where our favorite restaurant creperie du pont fleuri is located ,ready for us for lunch as it is open Sundays from 12-14H, http://www.quimperle-terreoceane.com/fr/restaurants/restaurant–creperie-du-pont-fleuri We went nearby the Church and parking to the covered market halles right next to the Church Sainte Croix , where we had some intense coffee special blend, and we got our baguettes and pastries for this evening at the bakery open on Sundays until 19h30! Au Palet d’Or, 3 Rue Brémond d’Ars. After tries and démolitions from the first one in 1886, the Halles or covered market is redone in 2002 at Place Hevo near the above places. There still the impressive facade of the old convent now a cineam Le Bobine.  Had the picture but not the writing on it, the library of les mots des voyageurs on place Hevo is great for travel books all over and good service and selection, just behind the halles or covered market, site here http://www.editionsluigicastelli.com/editionsluigicastelli/index.php?sp=page&c=9328

One of the advantages of living in history and monument rich Brittany, and just for info passed by two chapel churches and a private castle that will have to wait for next time in my region lol! So much to see and little time…. Until next time in Brittany, Morbihan and Finistére 1 2 punch. cheers Languidic Languidic  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé  Quimperlé

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2 Comments to “Quimperlé after the floods still looks wonderful!!!”

  1. It’s amazing how places recover from floods. We went to the Sarthe area last Xmas and the river had burst its banks resulting in quite a few houses under water. This year, it looked like if it had never happened. Nice review and photos. Thank you. 🙂

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