The strange cathedral in Quimper!
Here is a detail of the carvings over the main door. They are perfect little sculptures.
Surprise . . . you look down the main aisle and it bends to the left. Supposedly they were joining two buildings and created the curve but it is striking. The ceiling in the nave is brick which also catches your attention. The entire church . . . stained glass, statues and paintings . . . is truly beautiful. There are a couple modern stained glass windows, one of which looks like something Monet might have done (if he had done stained glass).
You exit the very gothic church and enter a very modern cloister. It is calm and peaceful as a cloister should be, but the iron work is definitely modern.
There are lots of surprises here!
Here is a closeup of the ironwork. Isn't it graceful?
If you go out of the cloister, there is a lovely garden along the wall outside.
If you don't mind a short walk, there is a lovely walled garden nearby with many exotics including palms and datura or angel's trumpet vine.
. . . and then you're back out on the street with the half-timbered houses searching for the Musee des Beaux Arts.