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Discover Brest & Campus Mondial de la mer

Visit and discover

Here, the city and the sea communicate. Brest the white and Brest the blue answer to each other and are often hard to differentiate.
Curious and bold, playful and accomplished, open and supportive, accessible and welcoming, city of space and horizon, Brest has a unique energy. Uninhibited, it has nothing to hide and can reveal surprising hidden treasures.


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Why you will love Brest

There are thousands of reasons to love a place. Its soul, its architecture, its history, its inhabitants ... Brest and its region are among those places that don’t leave anyone indifferent. Here, contemplate the city and at large the 360​° view.

The tip of Brittany is surprising, "one doesn’t just pass through here, he comes", and usually he comes back! Brest is authentic, natural, urban and maritime. Land of great explorations, it invites today’s adventurers to discover it in a new light.

Here, the past and future, punctuate each area and therefore gives the Pays de Brest a unique atmosphere. Ocean lovers have one of the "most beautiful harbor in the world" as a playground, a fully protected body of water of 180 km². Hiking lovers can walk along the steep coast of the peninsula and discover a breathtaking coastline. Labeled "City of Art and History", Brest charms more than one with its rich historical heritage. City dwellers roam the city, on foot, by bike, bus, tram, and cable car and enjoy an urban setting with a "sea view". Here, the small pleasures of everyday life become spectacular: a lunch on the grass can be improvised as easily as having a drink at a terrace with friends on lower Siam, or a hop on the island of Ouessant by boat after work.
The Pays de Brest is a key destination in Brittany. The landscapes are admired by all, as well as the art of living. Concert halls, shows, museums, art centers, galleries, festivals, restaurants, visits, walks ... Here, we sow simple pleasures, real pleasures, and we get a breath of fresh air!


Urban tourism

No need to leave Brest to travel. Leave your keys at the hotel and let yourself be (trans)ported to this city just waiting to be discovered.

In turn Moorish stronghold, royal port, state arsenal, martyr city, second world war survivor then phoenix city rising from its ashes, Brest will offer you an accelerated time-travel as you wander from one point of interest to another. Urban walks, interpretive tours along the Penfeld, guided tours in its museums or strolls in its gardens, you will very quickly understand why Brest was awarded the label City of Art and History by the Ministry of Culture. 

More than ever turned towards the future and open to the world, you will feel the optimism and audacity of this city in the glass and steel naves of the Capucins Workshops, in the beauty of the Océanopolis aquariums and in the entertainment of the Château marina and the commercial port.

Travel Brest freely, on foot, by bus, tram or cable car.

Shopping break

Shopping break

Take the pulse of the city, stroll along its streets, push through the doors of its shops, interact with its inhabitants, discover its heritage. The city's heart only wants to beat even stronger.
In our territory, urban is conjugated in the plural form.
Here, shopping is not just about finding the trendy item that will decorate your dressing room, it's also to discover a rich and unknown heritage, to get lost in the perpendiculars of "Siam" and "Jaurès", to take a break on one of the “Port of  Co ' “ terraces, savor some delicacies in the “halls” ... without ever losing sight of the sea.


Follow the guide
Find information and advice for your "city break" on the Brest metropole Tourist Office website.

• To prepare your stay: consult the very complete Discovery Guide (French only)
• To find your way around the city: download the Tourism map
• You are in a hurry and want a turnkey program: we are working on it!  In the meantime use our "Brest in 1, 2 or 3 days" brochure (EN / DE) that offers you the best of both worlds: a detailed map and the 18 main points of interest.


For further details, contact Brest metropole Tourist Office or just walk to the information desk: its premises are in the same block than the centre of congress!


Brest metropole Tourist Office
8 Avenue Georges Clemenceau

Place de la Liberté, 29200 Brest

Tél. : +33 2 98 44 24 96

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