Off the N165, 17 km E of Pont-Aven. Somewhat off the tourist trail, Quimperle marks the spot where the rivers Elle and Isole unite to form the Laita for the final short stretch to the sea. The Old Town is cradled in a loop between the rivers, a muddle of medieval streets and Renaissance houses crowded around the 12thC Eglise de Sainte-Croix, which was modelled on Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre. Its Romanesque apse is original, and there are fine capitals in the crypt, but much else has had to be rebuilt.
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