A short stay or a long weekend in Brest, are you tempted?
In turn strong Moorish place, royal port, state arsenal, martyr city, first world war survivors then ghost town, 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:
For short stays during the week, Bibus offers unlimited access to its network thanks to its 3-day pass (9 € per person).
And for long weekends with family or friends, no hesitation, choose the “Pluriel” 1 day ticket: for 4 € per day, enjoy, at will, the entire network for four people.
follow the guide
Find information and advice for your "city break" on the Brest Metropole Tourist Office website.
- To prepare your stay or holidays : consult the very complete City Mag 2019 and City Guide 2019
- To find your way around the city: download the Tourism map 2019
- You are in a hurry and want a turnkey program: we are working on it! In the meantime use our "Best of Brest" brochure.
Dans sa course vers les Ateliers des Capucins, le téléphérique s'élève au dessus de la Penfeld, et procure une vue imprenable sur le Château, le pont de Recouvrance, la Tour Tanguy, l'arsenal...
© Mathieu Le Gall/Brest métropole
And besides that?
You’ve used your shoes on the sidewalks of Brest, scoured the tramway from one terminus to another in both directions and borrowed the cable car so many times that you feel like an albatross (that of Baudelaire, not a Brest hockey player)? And yet, you still want more?
From the Brest train station: In twelve minutes, the train will drop you off at the Landerneau station, another urban center in the Brest region with an abundant historical heritage. In five minutes, reach the Capuchin estate and discover the 1,200 m² of exhibitions offered by the Hélène and Edouard Leclerc Foundation, then go admire the inhabited bridge, one of the only ones in France. And if you still have time, go explore!
For more information on Landerneau sites, visit the Landerneau Daoulas Tourist Office website and check its guides.