Brest
Brest

Brest

Right at the edge of the continent and surrounded by shorelines, Brest is a city shaped by the sea. A complete change of scenery!

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BREST-BRETAGNE

From 17/06/2019 to 02/08/2019

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From 01/07/2019 to 25/10/2019

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5 good reasons to go

Discovering the two sides of Brest
Discovering the two sides of Brest
Brest has grown on both sides of the Penfeld River. This historical town, set within the ramparts, expands along the left-hand side - with its castle and naval base. On the right-hand side lies the Recouvrance area of town and its Tanguy tower. To link the two more easily, the impressive Recouvrance bridge was built.
Brest’s cultural scene
Brest’s cultural scene
Art enthusiasts can head to the Fine Arts museum which boasts a large collection of works. They can also swing by the exhibitions at the Fontaine house. Not far from there, the Tanguy tower museum bears testimony to Brest’s pre-war life. You will also walk past the castle and have enjoy a tour of the national Marine museum.
Sailing across the bay
Sailing across the bay
Dotted with peninsulas, Brest’s bay offers a dream-like landscape - making for a lovely boat ride. Sailing on emerald-green waters is a rare pleasure. Much calmer than the ocean, the bay is perfect if you are not used to the sea. Water sport lovers can enjoy all types of activities.
Magnetic natural heritage
Magnetic natural heritage
To admire the beauty of Brest and its surroundings, following the GR34 route (coastal path) is a great option. The path lines the Breton coast and offers beautiful panoramic views. The Pointe des Espagnols and Petit Minou Lighthouse are simply breath-taking. Book your flight to Brest and revel in its many landscapes.
Smashing Breton cuisine
Smashing Breton cuisine
Brittany is a real haven for food-lovers, especially if you like seafood. The fresh platters are a real delight. Crêpes and galettes, far breton, kouign amann, pound cake, Breton cake and salted butter caramel are star products in Breton cuisine. Washed down with some chouchen or Breton cider!

To see / do

Culture and history

Brest’s fortified castle

Brest’s fortified castle

The Roman castle has changed a lot since Antiquity. Turned into a fortified castle over the centuries, it became a real defensive citadel in the 17th century thanks to Vauban. You can visit the town’s underground to better understand the role this castle played, still used by the Navy. The sea view is incredible from up on the ramparts.

Connecting with the ocean

Connecting with the ocean

There is a reason why Brest is an oceanic metropolis. Oceanopolis is there to remind us that the sea is a cornerstone of Brest’s history. The aquarium draws visitors in to meet surprising marine animals. The polar and tropical pavilions and the area dedicated to otters make for a relaxing atmosphere.

A naval excursion

Only rarely open to the public, the naval base is an extraordinary place for discovering Navy life. The tour lasts two hours and explains the base’s history and operation. Depending on the ongoing military operations, you may be able to climb aboard one of the ships.

Outings

Rehabilitated dockyard workshops

Rehabilitated dockyard workshops

The workshops of the Capucins eco-district are a trendy place to go, and a great cultural hub. Exhibitions, concerts and culinary events are regularly organised there. Climb on board the cable car in Brest’s lower town to reach the workshops.

Crab all around

Out on the Douane dock, Le Crabe-Marteau is a restaurant which is worth a visit when staying in Brest. The concept is extremely fun - typical for Bretons but original for visitors. Armed with a hammer, you can bash open the cooked crab. Make sure you tie your apron tightly to avoid any splashes.

Gastronomy

Kig ha farz, a typical recipe

Originally from the Country of Léon,  kig ha farz is a sort of stew. It is made with beef and pork knuckles, vegetables and salted butter, and left to simmer for several hours. Buckwheat flour is then added, and the resulting dish has a similar consistency to semolina.

Moist far breton

Moist far breton

Far is made according to Breton traditions, but all in all is very similar to clafoutis batter which is based on a flan-style egg and milk custard with flour added. Most often, prunes are added to make it moister. If you are not a fan of prunes, some fars are made with other fruit. Not forgetting a splash of rum for flavour. 

Practical information

Flight duration

1h10

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Currency

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Distance

495 km

Average temperature

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13°C (max 18°C)

Summer

17°C (max 21°C)

Autumn

11°C (max 17°C)

Winter

8°C (max 12°C)

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