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Musée des beaux-arts (Fine Arts Museum)

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Maxime Maufra (1861-1918) - Les Trois Falaises, Saint-Jean-du-Doigt, 1894 - Huile sur toile, 60.4 x 72.5 cm - Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper© Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Located in the town’s heart, the Fine Arts Museum features amongst the most important French regional museums.

The old paintings collection is divided between the Northern School  (Van Haarlem, Rubens, Van Mol, Grebber, etc...), the Italian school, of high quality but less even (Bartolo di Fredi, dell'Abate, Reni, Solimena, etc...), and the French school, especially rich during the 13th and 19th centuries  (Boucher, Fragonard, Robert, Meynier, Chassériau, Corot, Boudin, etc...).

Breton-inspired painting collections  (Luminais, Breton, Gudin, Leleux, Dargent, Guillou, etc...) make up one of the highlights of the Quimper collection. The Pont-Aven school  (Gauguin, Bernard, Sérusier, Maufra, Moret, etc...) is one of the Museum’s treasures. The paintings collection finishes with 20th century works from Marquet, Méheut, Simon, Vallotton through to Tal-Coat, Asse, Maneissier or Dilasser.

Tribute is made to Max Jacob, who was born and stayed regularly in Quimper, whose life is illustrated by drawings, gouaches, sculptures and a range of documents  (Picasso, Cocteau, Laurens, etc...), as well as by his friends’ works - Moulin, de Belay, Caveng or Leonardi.

The museum regularly organises temporary exhibitions, guided visits (general or themed) and children’s workshops during school holidays. A programme is available at the Museum or can be obtained by writing.

Opening hours

- September-October and April-May-June : every day except Tuesday from 09 .30 to midday and 14.00 to 18.00.
- From November to March : every day except Tuesday and Sunday morning from 09.30-12.00 and 14.00 to 17.30
- July-August : open every day from 10.00 to 19.00
Closed 1st May, 1st and 11 November, 25 December and 1st January.

Musée des beaux-arts de Quimper (Quimper Fine Arts Museum)

40 place Saint-Corentin
29000 Quimper
Tél. 02 98 95 45 20
fax. 02 98 95 87 50

More information at Fine Arts Museum.

Cultural development service

Hôtel de Ville et d'agglomération
44, place Saint-Corentin
29000 Quimper
Telephone : 02 98 98 89 00
Fax : 02 98 98 87 80
Email :

Quimper town hall
44 place Saint-Corentin
BP 1759 - 29107 Quimper
Tél. +33 (0)

  Reception opening hours
Weekdays : 08.30am – 6pm
Saturday morning : 9am – 12 midday
  Registry office opening hours
Weekdays : 8.30am – 5pm
Saturday morning : 9am – 12 midday