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    front théatre Max Jacob
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    Théatre de Cornouaille -theater

    by gwened Written Feb 16, 2013
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    This is THE theater of the city, with full activities in a wonderful location, next to parking tour d'Auvergne (our spot) and at the entrance to rue St mathieu to inner city center. The theater front door is at Esplanade François Mitterrand, 29000 Quimper
    It ,also, has an underground parking on it. The opening acts is usually by 20h,and admission is 25€ then it depends on the event,see site for details of what is going on each time.
    open Mondays to Fridays from 13h30 > 19h00
    the days of spectacles from 13:30 > 20:30
    Saturdays of spectacle 17:30 > 20:30
    Saturdays of September 14:00 > 19:00
    You have a special bus service on the days of spectacles coming for sure from the train station, but never taken, I come here by car.
    There is resto service at the bar du Théâtre offering soups, tartines cakes, small dishes and desserts before and after the spectacles. Open from 18:00 every evening of events.

    The theater is open since 1998 , with over 50 000 spectators per season, it is here to stay. Right now you have Circonova that open like a new stage in the stars before you with the theme of the circus. It is inside the theater, in the plazas, gardens,and sky of Quimper! All performers coming from France, Guinéa, Argentina, or simply Brittany, the troupes are invited until February 21 2013. We saw De Nos Jours (,notes on the circus) with cabaret humor, artists from Ivan Mosjoukine with knife throwing, magic,balance beams, walk on the cord, etc about 80 different acts, wonderful! just back from it.

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    Church Saint Mathieu

    by gwened Written Feb 17, 2013
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    This is in a popular neighborhood of same name, it was attached to the city in the 19C,and bfore that it was the old cementary area reaching even the river Odet. The church here dates from the 15C. At the north tower you will see the chapel of Notre-Dame du Paradis. The church was rebuilt in 1898.
    The stained glass dates from the 16C as it is the passion of Christ done from a flemish board; regular music events is held here as the acoustic is very good.

    Inside is very nice,indeed. A nice way to see wonderful art,and history not to mention architecture. I would say you can find time to see and it will be worth it see the photos.
    it is at the corner of 32, rue du Chapeau-Rouge, and rue mathieu

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    Théatre Max Jacobs

    by gwened Written Dec 15, 2013
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    This is a beautiful building of great performances and the city has a project to make a pole of artistic excellence that will see the light estimated in 2015. It is at 2, Boulevard Dupleix - 29000 Quimper

    This is the history of this wonderful property. To be seen when done.
    The Couchouren legacy

    Urbain Couchouren bequeathed in 1892-1893 to the town of Quimper a vast land of one hectare, left bank, bordered by the river Odet. The legacy must be used for the construction of a hospice for elderly people. But after numerous consultations and contradictory legal trial dating back to the Council of State, a decree of August 20, 1899, signed by the president of the Republic Emile Loubet allows the city to maintain the prairie Couchouren for the construction of the theatre through the delivery of a sum of four twenty thousand francs to the hospice. Max Jacob in his novel to keys "Field Bouchaballe" will draw twenty years later with delight. The project was began in the 1900's with a beautiful garden at the rear of the theatre, basins and fountains fed by a stream updated during flattening of field work refresh promenade pending a Wallace Fountain acquired by the municipality in 1910. A small bridge dressed one of ponds; Firstly in wood, it was rebuilt in concrete in 1913. As early as September 1904, four first bronze statues are installed by the municipality including the Fortune of Elias Robert but also three nudes to antique from the collections of the Museum. In 1906, a bronze, Bacchus inventing the comedy, joined the lawn opposite the theatre. This open-air museum, disappears in 1942 due to the Nazi occupation.

    The theater opens on the national scene on February 19, 1903. The show, proposed by the troupe of Brest, is composed of the opera by Gounod, Mireille and Théodore de Banville exhibit entitled LE Baiser (the kiss).The theatre also serves to charity shows, decors musical societies that give concerts and sessions of the Cinématographe. From the 1920's mostly are comedy shows played by several years by Sarah Bernhardt theatre Napoleonette. Brittany evenings, festivals and galas are are organized as to the fair and exhibition of Quimper from 1932 and the feast of the legion of honour. In 1957, the aging theatre is restored (ceilings, walls, floors). Despite the presentation from 1962 of a first piece of Samuel Beckett, end of the game, the theatre continued programming without surprise until the early 1980s.

    the theater is usually lease out as not own by the city for the above. Then in 1984, the creation of the Agency for cultural action (OAC), on a voluntary status allows to expand the cultural offer of the promoting theatre and the performing arts. Jazz makes its entrance while appear first actions aimed at a younger audience and that was born the collaboration with TPMs. If the large regional companies are now allowed, the change of municipality in 1989 marks the launch of a genuine cultural policy. The OAC disappears in favour of cultural development association (CDA). Now, the programming of classical theatre expands widely a contemporary theatre to meet a new audience.

    At the end of 1994, the theatre takes a new step in its history, the ADC becoming ADC/Scene Nationale de Quimper. The hotel was renovated between 1993 and 1995. Michel Rostain, appointed Director of the theatre until 2008, Director and founder of the lyrical and musical theatre company .even with the opening of the other theater of Cornouaille in 1998 does not lead to the closure of the old theatre which continues since then to accommodate theatrical performances and shows varied, so faithful to its vocation of versatility. The fall of 2008, the city of Quimper organizes the States-General of Culture representing the launch of a new cultural and artistic hub project dedicated to experimenting around with the Théâtre Max Jacob, and this is what is call the Pôle Max Jacob Under construction since July 2013.

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