Port information

The port of Brest (c) CCIMBO


Brest with its evocative street names – Siam, Bougainville, La Fayette, Segalen, is a place where the traveler can unwind in a variety of ways: shopping, restaurants, museums and galleries, theatres, cinemas, bars and pubs with a truly Celtic atmosphere. 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 is rooted in the soils of history. Accounts of the past, monuments, military history, and museums provide the occasion for an exciting journey through the events that made Brest what it is today.
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. Keep, towers, courtyards and watchtowers overlook the port and the Penfield river which, every 4 years, play host to the largest gathering of boats in the world.

Port attractions

  1.  Oceanopolis

    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.
  2.  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.
  3.  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 adventure of Brest Arsenal and the French navy.
  4.  Fine Arts Museum

    The museums presents works from the 18th century. The various trends of the 19th century are also revealed (Romanticism, academicism, Orientalism and naturalism) & marine paintings.
  5.  Quimper

    Quimper is a thousand-year-old city recognized for its artistic and historic significance through the label "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire".
  6.  Locronan

    Locronan is an authentic medieval village with local creative craftsmen.

Port views

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A cruise call in the port of Brest
Cruise call in Brest
Cruise call in the port of Brest

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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Max. Draught, M:
11 m alongsite berth
More Info Draught:
Max. Air Draught, M:
No restriction
More Info Air Draught:
No restriction
No. Of Quays:
Quay Length Total, M:
Quay Depth, M:
The deepest North West Atlantic French Port
Anchorage Available:
Anchorage Compulsory:
Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
as regulation
Tugs Available:
on request
Tidal Movement/range, M:
8/9 m
Ships Tenders Allowed:
Garbage Disposal:
Airport Distance, Km:
City Centre Distance, Km:


Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


ROUX Céline, Cruise Manager
8 avenue Georges Clémenceau
29 200 BREST
00 33 2 98 44 13 75


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Page last updated: 2022-10-04 14:10


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