Brest naval base

Interesting
Richelieu gave the order to build the port of Brest in 1631. Half a century later, Colbert developed its installations on the banks of the Penfeld, the deep-sided and winding estuary of which perfectly protected the small ships of that time from storms, creating a vast harbour where the arsenal and naval base were set up. In the late 19C a sea wall was built, creating a vast harbour. Destroyed by bomb attacks, it was rebuilt after the Second World War. Fans of all things naval can go around the arsenal provided they can show ID.

Useful information

Address:

Route de la Corniche, 29200 Brest

Phone:

+33 800 52 35 35

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-4pm; Easter and Autumn school hols: 1.30pm-3.30pm - closed weekends and Bank Hols

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