The port of Brest


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.


More than 10,000 animals representing 1,000 different species, 4 million litres of sea water, shows, films, activities! Océanopolis Brest: a half-day of discoveries and dreams come true.
Fonds Hélène & Edouard Leclerc
The "Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc pour la culture" is a private modern art centre in the Capucins convent in Landerneau. It aims to showcase the iconic artists of our time.
The National Navy Museum
In the exceptional setting of Brest Castle, the national naval museum is home to a unique collection of artefacts bearing witness to the great adventure of Brest Arsenal and the French navy.
Fine Arts Museum
The museums presents works from the 18th century and the various trends of the 19th century are also revealed (such as Romanticism, academicism, Orientalism and naturalism) & marine paintings.
Quimper is a thousand-year-old city recognized for its artistic and historic significance through the label "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire".
Locronan is an authentic medieval village with local creative craftsmen.

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Cruise Brittany

Brittany is situated on the very edge of Europe and strategically placed for cruise itineraries; it is within easy reach of the Channel Islands, Ireland, England and, further south, Spain. One of France's most attractive coastal regions, everything about Brittany is distinctive from its proud identity in terms of its culture and people to its...Read more

Fêtes Maritimes de Brest - Big tall ships festival

In 2016, a major historical and traditional ships festival will take place in Brest, as every four years. As part of this festival, the city of Brest, will welcome between 1,000 and 1,500 historical ships and roughly 50 tall sailing ships. 750 000 visitors are expected to discover the ships moored along the quays in the city-center and along...Read more