The monuments of Quimperlé !!!

In my latest road warrior rounds of my lovely Bretagne, I came back to wonderful Quimperlé, I have written plenty on this nice town, but took new pictures and therefore a new post on my favorite monuments of Quimperlé !!! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The Abbey Church of Sainte Croix (see posts) It the most prestigious monument of the city of Quimperlé, an abbey founded in the 11C by the Count de Cornouaille, Alain Canhiart following a miraculous cure. 

Quimperle abbey Sainte Croix chevet back feb23

The Chapelle des Ursulines  (see post) or the Ursulines Chapel  , This is ,also known as the Chapelle de Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs or Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Chapel. This Jesuit cum baroque-style chapel which was part of a 17C convent boasts a magnificent roof gilded with gold leaves. In 1946, they regained their function as a public school and now house the Collége Jules Ferry (middle school). The former conventual church, owned by the City of Quimperlé, has served as an exhibition space since 1996.

Quimperle chapelle des Ursulines front feb23

Quimperle chapelle des Ursulines side feb23

The presidial (see post) was a building built in 1653, on the model of the neighbouring house (on the left of it) , on the ground floor, the crowd (covered market) and, upstairs, the town community and the sénéchaussée (Royal Court).  The historical Le Présidial, the building mostly gone now only is left with a front . From the visual stairs shown you went into a terrace that give to the first floor, where the justice audience was carry out ,at the end of this salle or room you had two doors communicating to allow exchanges with the municipal elected officials . The found guilty were enclosed in the building next to the stairs that served as municipal prison.  The Hall survived in the ground floor  until 1829.  The “présidial” served temporaly as a prison until 1868  It has now house art expositions organise by the city of  Quimperlé.

Quimperle Presidial Rue Brémond d'Ars feb23

The ruins of the former church of Saint Colomban, (see post) there since the 6C!!! with a Celtic monastery following the rules of Irish Saint Colomban. Destroyed by the Vikings in 878. Some claimed to have been renovated by the year 1000 and on the 13C a great Gothic church long of 50 meters was built. It still can be seen a piece from this period by the wall of the altar with sculptures and a facade renovated from the 15C. church of the lower city or basse ville it comes into diehard times and to ruins for lack of maintenance in early 19C. The modern cinema is there now in the old altar of the church now name Cinema La Bobine.

Quimperle former ch St Colomban ruins Rue Brémond d'Ars feb23

The covered market or Les Halles of Quimperlé is very nice indeed. They are open Friday mornings in Pl St Michel and Sunday mornings in Pl Hervo. Sunday they are open from 8h to 13h all year at Pl Hervo and Fridays 8h to 13h all year at Pl St Michel. See my post on them.

Quimperle halles covered market side feb23

The local Quimperlé Terre Océane tourist office on the heritage of Quimperlé:

There you go folks, another dandy run to wonderful Quimperlé , amazing architecture and history all over, we love it, Again, hope you have enjoy this post on the monuments of Quimperlé as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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