An old chapel, spanning some 900 m² with
36 car parking spaces in the centre of Brittany’s Quimper

Location

In the south of the French department of Finistère, in the old town of Quimper, home to Finistère’s prefecture. 5 minutes from a TGV train station which will soon have 200-minute links to Paris. 10 minutes from an airport with 70-minute flights to Paris-Orly. Quimper, very near to Benodet, Pont-Aven and Raz Point and with a wide range of shops, restaurants, theatres as well as cinemas, attracts large numbers of tourists.
Schools are just a stone’s throw away.

Description

This chapel stands in the Fontaine district and is part of a group of buildings which, in the last century, provided accommodation for seminarians.
This entire district was recently rehabilitated and an annex of the town hall installed there on the site of an old manor house, the buildings comprising a balanced mixture of old and modern architecture. This chapel has 36 car parking spaces within a large carpark set out around the edifice.

The seminary chapel

With its floor surface area spanning 900 m², this large chapel has no cause to envy churches. This edifice was constructed at the end of the 19th century on the site of Quimper’s old seminary. Following the passing of the law separating churches and the state in 1905, it was dismantled and then reassembled stone by stone within the perimeter walls of the new large seminary, the works being completed in 1933. Topped with a slate roof, the upper sections of its granite facades feature circular openings in the form of lobed oculi, enhanced with stained glass. Inside the building, two granite spiral stairways, on each side of the entrance door, go up initially to a rostrum overlooking the nave, under which toilet facilities have been installed. The stairways then continue to the attic which features an impressive oak wood roofing framework. Ten alcoves, each housing an altar, are set out on either side of the nave. This presence is explained by the fact that prior to 1965 and the end of the Vatican II council, the concelebration of mass was not authorised in churches so the number of altars was multiplied to allow the simultaneous celebration of several services. The large Virgin, dominating the choir, is flanked on either side by an ambulatory which made it possible for sick priests to attend mass by using a passageway linked directly to the seminary. Most of the stained glass windows are in a good state of repair. Of a good quality, they represent Breton saints and are attributed to Claudius-Lavergne, a glass painter who was also inspector of historic monuments for Prosper-Mérimée. The confessional and the organ case are still in position. Behind the building is a large sacristy spanning approx. 100 m².

Our opinion

The secularisation of the premises does not appear to have affected the benevolent mood of the Virgin Mary who is still smiling in the apse and visitors can but be struck by this somewhat celestial atmosphere. And yet, this old chapel has become a cultural centre and meets all French standards for receiving the general public. It has been used for plays with well-known actors such as Jacques-Weber, for a famous violinist playing his Stradivarius and for numerous exhibitions. In addition to its size and its site in the town centre, the many car parking spaces are a guarantee of easy, practical access for visitors, which will help its artistic resurrection even more. This property could also be used for a hotel and/or catering project, with the 100 m² sacristy being converted into professional kitchens or into private accommodation.

Exclusive sale

798 000 €
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au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
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En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 103638

Main building surface area 926 m2

Regional representative

Gilles Baleria       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.


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