The name Quimper comes from the Breton kemper "confluent" because the city was built on the confluence of the Steir, Odet and Jet rivers. The city is famous for its Quimper faience pottery, many old products are cast as collector item in the antique market. one could visit the Quimper faience museum in Locmaria. The Quimper old town are full of many pretty half-timbered houses and shops, and the huge two towers Cathedral of Saint-Corentin dominated the skyline of the city. I came through Quimper just for other festival event in further destination, so I didn't see that much of the city.