Brest is a spellbinding city that faces the ocean. Discover its atmospheric fishing ports, majestic cliffs and mysterious old manors. Simply enjoy the tranquillity and pleasures of Brittany’s gentle lifestyle.
Only a few kilometers away from city center, uncover the breathtaking landscapes around the lighthouse at the tip of Petit Minou, in one of the most beautiful harbors in France. This unique lighthouse is worth a boat ride to admire it from every angle. Hundreds of walking and cycling routes available!
National Marine Museum
In the recently renovated Brest Castle, one of the last vestiges of the ancient city, the Musée National de la Marine recounts 17 centuries of maritime history. You'll see a spectacular collection of model ships, paintings, sculptures, a pocket submarine, … Have a glance at the astonishing view of the harbor!
Pont de l’Iroise bridge
The Pont de l’Iroise bridge crosses the river Elorn and links Brest to Quimper. Amazing feat of architecture, this magnificent cable-stayed bridge opened in 1994 has the third largest main span in France, behind the Normandy bridge and the Saint-Nazaire bridge, and before the Millau viaduct.
At the same time district of business and culture, you will find there the old mechanical workshops of the Arsenal now rehabilitated as workspace and places of art such as the Médiathèque or the Fourneau (National Street Art Center). To get there, hop on the cable car and enjoy the incredible 360° view of Brest.