Brest is the second biggest city in Brittany, north-west France. Located on the western tip of Brittany, the city is an important port and naval base. Brest has one of Europe's finest natural harbours and further inland the diverse terrain is an excellent base for activity-based breaks.
Brest is known for its Breton character, beautiful beaches and delicious seafood. The windswept moors are ideal for horse-riding, mountain biking and fishing, as well as land-surfing and kayaking. Brest’s Golf de Brest Iroisem, offers 18 holes of smooth green in the midst of the bumpy Breton landscape.
The canal running from Brest to nearby Nantes allows visitors to see the best of the region either by hired boat, walking or on horseback.
Things to See & Do
* Tour de la Motte Tanguy
* The Musee de la Marine de Brest
* Monuments such as the Castle and the Tour Tanguy
* Standing stones of Lagatjar
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area – 49.51 sq km’s
Population – 150,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 33
Port Location – The port of Brest is located 1.5km’s from the city centre. A shuttle bus is available from the dock.
Transport Links – Brest airport is located 10 km’s southeast of Brest, offering direct flights to and from London. Rail and coach services are available, however hiring a car is considered to be one of the best ways to view this region.
Bike, car, motorcycle and scooter hire are available for getting around Brest. The public transport system is reliable, although getting around Brest on foot is probably more enjoyable.