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
180 minutes
Brest Harbour
Brest Harbour
From the orientation map at the east of
240 minutes
Conservatoire Botanique du Vallon du Stang-Alar
Conservatoire Botanique du Vallon du Stang-Alar
This prestigious botanical conservatory
240 minutes
Musée de la Marine
Musée de la Marine
Situated in the castle, which is also
90 minutes
Rue de Siam
Rue de Siam
The street is named after the
15 minutes
Naval base and arsenal
Naval base and arsenal
Richelieu gave the order to build a
30 minutes