The Quimper Cornouaille Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in Finistère, Brittany and ranks 40th amongst France’s most frequented airports. Formerly known as ‘Quimper-Pluguffan’, Quimper Cornouaille Airport is found 5.5km south west of Quimper in the Pluguffan commune. It has a 2,150m long by 45m wide runway that can handle low and high intensity traffic, continual landings as well as housing an approach ramp. Quimper Cornouaille Airport mainly operates flights across France and the rest of Europe. In 2014, Quimper Cornouaille Airport handled 100,000 passengers. The terminal building covers 3,000 square metres and includes numerous services. Two carparks are available and a drop-off point is found in front of the building. Passengers arriving at Quimper Cornouaille Airport can reach Quimper’s town centre in around 30 minutes, thanks to bus and taxi services. The Quimper Cornouaille terminal has a restaurant as well as three car hire agencies – Hertz, Avis and Europcar.
The typically Breton town of Quimper sits on the banks of the Odet River and is a classified ‘Town of Art and History’. The Palais des Evêques and Saint Corentin Cathedral, with its impressive towers, dominate the centre of the town and form its historic heart. They are surrounded by ramparts inside of which you’ll find Quimper’s most famous streets – Rue Kéréon, Frout, Fréron, Gradlon and Guéodet. Lined with timber-framed houses they are perfectly preserved examples of Medieval residences and many are classified French Historic Monuments. Although an important Finistère port, Quimper is also verdant. Book a flight for your holiday in Quimper and spend a day strolling through the Max Jacob, Prieuré de Locmaria and Retraite Gardens. Former capital of Cornouaille, an ancient Breton region, Quimper comprises of the seven former Celtic communes of Locronan, Guengat, Plomelin, Plogonnec, Pluguffan, Plonéis and Ergue Gabéric. Take the time to explore their numerous chapels, churches and castles. Don’t wait any longer, you can easily reserve a hotel room in Quimper at a stone’s throw from its many historic sites and classified monuments.