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Musée Départemental Breton

Quimper | Archeology - Decorative arts - Fine arts - Ethnology - History
€3 - €5
Created in 1846 by the Société archéologique du Finistère, the Musée départemental breton Quimper is installed in the former Palace of the Bishops of Cornouaille, close to the Saint-Corentin Cathedral. Defining itself as a "Museum of society", he introduced archaeology and the arts (sculpture, costumes, furniture, pottery, stained glass, painting, etc.) of the Finistère Department.

The tour of the permanent collections begins with an evocation of prehistory and Protohistory through some major parts such as the twist (belt) of Irvillac gold (Age of bronze) and the Treglonou gold necklace (iron age) which are among the most important examples of protohistoric goldwork found in France. The next section, organized around the monumental baths of a Gallo-Roman villa floor is devoted to the way of life of the inhabitants of the Gallo-Roman of the tribe of the Osismii city, Gallic whose territory covered roughly that of the current Finistère: sculpture profane and religious monumental (monument called "the four gods, Hercules, Neptune of Douarnenez) or domestic, deities of the home, ceramic Gallic and Gallo-Roman, the toiletries, Osismii, Gallo-Roman monetary treasure gold coins, etc.

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  • Name: Musée Départemental Breton
  • Address: 1 rue du Roi Gradlon - 29000 - Quimper - France
  • Phone: (33) 02 98 95 21 60


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