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Brest Office de tourisme
Place de la Liberte29200

Tel:+33 (0)2 98 44 24 96
Fax:+33 (0)2 98 44 53 73

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Brest tourist information

where to go - what to see - what to do

Brest is the second largest town in Brittany and is sheltered by a large natural harbour known as 'La Rade de Brest'.  Here you'll find numerous opportunities for watersports including windsurfing, kayaking, diving and a first-class sailing club. 

Brest itself is a modern port dominated by the French Naval Fleet and is rich in maritime history.  All year round you'll see Brest's waters teeming with vessels, yachts and fishing boats. 

Brest acts as a good base for discovering the nearby pretty villages of Le Conquet and the offshore islands of Ile d'Ouessant.  The island has many gems and incorporates the Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique which extends to the forests around Huelgoat.

What to See - Brest Attractions

15th century church in Lacronan, NW of Quimper,
Locronan,
renaissance splendour radiates from this central square & its church

Grotto boat trips, Morgat nr Crozon
Vedettes Tertu, depart Morgat,
discover the grottos along the beautiful Cap de la Chèvre
| Admission charge | Opening Times: May-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 26 26 90

Abbaye St-Guenole, Landevennec
Village of Landevennec,
archeological site since Roman times
| Admission charge | Opening Times: to call for info | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 27 35 90

Presqu'ile de Crozon
Menez Hom,
fantastic headland walks around Menez Hom

Le Port-Rhu Musee in Douarnenez, NW of Quimper,
Place de l'Enfer, Douarnenez
a floating museum of over 150 ships with the quaint port du Rosmeur nearby
| Admission charge | Opening Times: midJun-midSep:daily;midSep-3Nov&Apr-midJun:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 92 65 20

Le Port-Rhu Musee in Douarnenez, S of Brest
Place de l'Enfer, Douarnenez
a floating museum of over 150 ships with the quaint port du Rosmeur nearby
| Opening Times: midJun-midSep:daily;midSep-3Nov&Apr-midJun:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 92 65 20

15th century church in Lacronan, SE of Brest
Locronan,
renaissance splendour radiates from this central square & its church

Numerous walks & rides
Office de tourisme, Place de la Resistance
discover Quimper and the Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique
| Admission charge | Opening Times: All year round | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 53 04 05

Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique
Info centre at Menez-Meur, nr Hanvec on D18,
walk or cycle in this reserve of farmland, heath, oak forest & coastal paths
| Opening Times: All year round | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 21 90 69

Musee des Phares et Balises
Phare du Creac'h, Ile d'Ouessant 29242
learn more about Brittany's lighthouses & their intrepid keepers
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:daily; Oct-Mar:Tue-Sun (pm only) | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 48 80 70

Ecomusee d'Ouessant, Ile d'Ouessant
Niou Uhella, Ile d'Ouessant 29242
displays of local cultural heritage
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:daily; Oct-Mar:Tue-Sun (pms only) | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 48 86 37

Oceanopolis
Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29200
huge scale aquariums with varied sea life
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Aug:daily; Sep-Mar:Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 34 40 40

Tour Tanguy
Sq Pierre Peron, 29200
history of Brest in painting, pictures & slides
| Opening Times: Jun-Sep:daily; Oct-May:Wed-Thu,Sat-Sun pms | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 00 88 60

Musee de la Marine
Château de Brest, 29240
all there is to know about naval history & nautical artefacts
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-15Sep:daily;16 Sep-31Mar:notTue;Not15/12-31/01 | Tel: +33 (0)2 98 22 12 39