According to Shing Wyee, newly adopted by Brest, "Sports here, it's nice, it's never cold! ".
With, a club, an association, in a group or alone, you will not have a valid excuse to refrain from getting a move on! It is very easy, except for snow skiing. One can practice almost any sport in the Brest area. And if your dream is to go at sea after work, rejoice: in a few minutes you will be on the water and the office will seem far away.
80% of the Brest region population practices an athletic activity. This energy, is particularly noticeable in Brest: with more than 120 disciplines, 225 clubs, 45,000 licensed athletes, 4,000 volunteers and its harbor of 18,000 hectares, the city is an example for the Department of Sports that granted Brest with the Label " Ville active et sportive” in February 2017.
The Brest area is also the cradle of great human and athletic adventures:
- The port holds records that symbolize the starting point of mythical offshore races. The Jules Verne Trophy, the Tour du Monde, Crossing the Atlantic, the story of many exceptional sailors has started here.
- The Bout du Monde Trail, another sought after challenge, was created at the tip of Brittany in 2004. Now ranked among the 5 most beautiful trails in France, it offers a technical course of 57 km, punctuated by permanent reminders on the coastal path GR34, a breathtaking view of the sea.
- The Brest Arena also hosts nationally recognized events such as the Open Brest Arena, a tournament now anchored in the French tennis world as well as internationally recognized events with the Men's World Handball Championship in 2017.
Are you more of a sports fan? Do you prefer the bleachers from the court? The Pays de Brest includes athletes such as Marie Prouvesier, Allison Pineau, Pierre Le Coq and Camille Lecointre, 2016 Olympic medalists, as well as top-level teams: Brest Bretagne Handball, Stade Brestois (soccer), Les Albatros (ice hockey), L'Etendard and Landerneau Bretagne Basket or the Pole Voile France.
Brest Arena © Benjamin Deroche
© Benjamin Deroche