From the fortifications built by the famous French architect Vauban to the destruction wrought by the Second World War, all of the city’s architecture of Brest is rooted in the soils of history.
Just a few hundred yards away from the quays sits the town itself amid its Motte-Tanguy Tower and its castle dating back to the 15th and 17th centuries, which houses the splendid naval museum. Towers, courtyards and watchtowers overlook the port and the Penfeld river which, every 4 years, play host to the largest gathering of boats in the world.
Back to Nature!
Bordered with jagged cliffs, long white sandy beaches and calm estuary mouths (the Abers), the Finistère offers a multitude of opportunities to commune with nature.
An hour from Brest, the historic cities of Quimper, Locronan or Morlaix are places to be discovered with their cobbled streets, their traditional crêpes restaurants.