Le bois du Frugy (Frugy woods)
Quimper’s most iconic woods! Its 6 hectares were originally planted with beech and chestnut trees, which were completely devastated by the hurricane that hit Brittany in 1987. The city gardeners worked hard to replace all the greenery after the storm.
One can now walk through the replanted beech and chestnut trees, and also among birch, maple, oak and ash trees. Holly trees are much in evidence and several varieties of moss cover the ground. Varieties of hydrangea remind us of the species’ strong links to the region. A lookout was built at the top of Mount Frugy, Quimper’s «mountain», as well as viewpoints that give glimpses into the historic heart of the city
Le bois du Keradennec (Keradennec woods)
This is a special area for runners of all ages and has a 9km green circuit.
Surface area: 26 ha. Access via the route de Bénodet.
Le bois du séminaire (Seminary woods)
These are rustic woods that are mostly planted with oak and chestnut. There is a permanently marked orientation circuit (www.quimper-orientation.fr).
Surface area: 5 ha. Access via the avenue des Oiseaux.
Le bois de Kermoysan (Kermoysan woods)
Surface area: 7 ha. Access via the boulevard de Bretagne and via rues Languedoc and Roussillon
Le bois de Kergestin (Kergestin woods)
Surface area: 5 ha. Access via the rue de Kergestin.
Le bois d’Amour (the lovers ‘ woods)
There is a permanently marked orientation circuit (www.quimper-orientation.fr).
Surface area: 9 ha. Access via the Kerlan Vian swimming pool, avenue des Oiseaux.
Le bois du Corniguel (Corniguel woods)
There is a 13.8km mountain bike trail that crosses through the woods (green level).
Surface area: 10 ha. Access via the avenue du Corniguel.
Bois de Stang Zu (Stang Zu woods)Access via the chemin de la baie de Kerogan.