Situated at the confluence of the Odet and Steir, Quimper, is a beautiful city dating from at least the 1st century BC. Its spectacular Gothic cathedral was started in the 13th century. The town's best known for the Quimper faïence pottery. You can tour one of the ateliers; inquire at the tourist office. You can tour one of the ateliers; inquire at the tourist office. The town has also been known for copper and bronze work, food items, galvanized ironware, hosiery, leather, paper and woolen goods.