Brest The Essential
Interesting
Brest's majestic harbour reflects the town's timeless marriage to the sea: the port, which has for centuries been home to the navy, also services ferries and cruise liners. Capital of oceanography, its academic institutions are home to some 60% of the world's specialists in this field, and its Océanopolis complex draws large numbers of visitors. All in all, an impressive comeback for a town that was virtually destroyed during the Second World War.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Brest
Océanopolis
Océanopolis
Situated to the east of the marina and
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Brest Harbour
Brest Harbour
From the orientation map at the east of
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Conservatoire Botanique du Vallon du Stang-Alar
Conservatoire Botanique du Vallon du Stang-Alar
This prestigious botanical conservatory
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Musée de la Marine
Musée de la Marine
Situated in the castle, which is also
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Rue de Siam
Rue de Siam
The street is named after the
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Naval base and arsenal
Naval base and arsenal
Richelieu gave the order to build a
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