The "must see"
Brest metropolis, in the heart of Brest Terres Océanes, is close to the emblematic sites and facilities of the destination. Your brain needs oxygen: in town, by the sea, indoors or outdoors, we suggest you discover a dozen spots that should not be missed in the Pays de Brest.
Miro, Chagall, Picasso ... The Hélène and Édouard Leclerc Culture Fund in Landerneau hosts exceptional contemporary art exhibitions every year. Almost five years after its opening on June 23, 2012, the venue has already welcomed 850,000 visitors.
Extraordinary gardens, a remarkable building and original exhibitions, the Abbey of Daoulas is a unique place where multiple interests are combined. A parenthesis in time, in the 12th century, that doesn’t leave anyone indifferent.
Did you know? The largest amusement park in Brittany is located in Milizac in Brest. Forty attractions will delight the young and old! Oxygenation is also to have fun, and for La Récré des 3 Curés it's a family affair.
The lighthouse route will take outdoor enthusiasts to the most beautiful spots of our coasts, capes and peninsulas. The Pointe Saint-Mathieu Lighthouse, in Plougonvelin or the Virgin Island Lighthouse in Plouguerneau, let these guardians of the seas tell you the stories.
In Kerlouan, take the time to visit the fishing cottages of the village of Meneham. A restored hamlet that, after having welcomed soldiers and then fishermen, now welcomes visitors that can freely walk in this hidden haven, between dunes and rocks.
©Mathieu Le Gall/Brest métropole
Now unavoidable, we invite you to take the urban cable car of Brest to the Capucins. Old industrial wasteland metamorphosed into a neighborhood; naval workshops are now a place of culture and entertainment. This emblematic plateau is a unique place in Brest.
Down Siam street, take the Cours Dajot and reach the Marina du Château in just a few steps. It is part of the inhabitants daily life. In Brest, the sea is in the city center. “Quai Eric Tabarly”, take a walk on the doc of all records, dedicated to the great navigators, that did not hesitate to leave their footprints on the ground.
Standing on a rocky outcrop at the foot of the city, the castle of Brest overlooks the harbor. This historic setting is home to the National Maritime Museum and its unique heritage, witness of the great naval adventure of the Arsenal of Brest and the French Navy.
For over 25 years, marine biodiversity has its ambassador in Brest: Océanopolis. Located at the port of Moulin Blanc, facing the harbor of Brest, the famous ocean discovery park is a showcase on the Iroise Sea but also on seas around the world. 10 million visitors have already experienced the Oceanopolis experience to date.
In Brest we also have our own Central Park, the Valley of Stang-Alar is a greenery haven that spreads over 30 hectares. To walk, to play, to run, ... this bubble of oxygen amidst the city is very appreciated by the people of Brest. The Botanical Conservatory also opens its tropical greenhouses to the public.