Brest Favorites

  • chateau marina from castle
    chateau marina from castle
    by gwened
  • from castle over marina and harbor
    from castle over marina and harbor
    by gwened
  • the harbor side big boats
    the harbor side big boats
    by gwened

Most Recent Favorites in Brest

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    Walk Brest

    by gwened Written Dec 1, 2013
    arbre empathique by pont de recouvrance
    4 more images

    Favorite thing: well once out of the harbor area, come on over to the city, a wonderful city to walk nice Streets, wider and nice things to see and eat,and shop, and just see history amongst your walks

    Its my favorite way to see the cities of my France, and you will learn a lot more doing it while visiting.

    Place de la liberté is where all is here, and shops, restaurants abound, the tourist office is right in the corner, and you have the arbre Empathique done by a artist from Figueres Spain.
    http://www.brest.fr/culture/arts-plastiques/les-arts-urbains/larbre-empathique.html

    and the famous Banque de France, lol! yes the central bank
    http://www.banque-france.fr/la-banque-de-france/organisation/implantations-de-la-banque/region/bretagne.html

    Fondest memory: walk Brest.see the arbre in metal done by a Spanish architect and the pl de la liberté

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    walk the harbor port

    by gwened Written Dec 1, 2013
    chateau marina from castle
    4 more images

    Favorite thing: very nice area and very lively at night. I just love the sea and boats grew up around them and now Lucky enough not to live far from them here.

    Brest is a major port, harbor even for military as well as pleasure and cruises.

    you have the big container ships arriving here such as the official site
    http://www.port.cci-brest.fr/fr/services/lignes.htm

    and the city look at the above
    http://www.brest.fr/territoire-competences/ville-de-brest/le-port-de-commerce.html

    even if the marina by the château is no longer help by the city of Brest, there is some boaters activity there to check for visitors by boat
    http://www.plaisanciersduchateau.com/

    you have the yacht club de la rade de Brest
    http://www.ycrb.fr/

    and the club nautique de la marine, that is the Navy
    http://brest.clubnautiquemarine.fr/

    Fondest memory: walking the harbor area by the castle is wonderful,and its loaded with seafood restaurants.

    Related to:
    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    MUSEE DES PHARES ET BALISES

    by Toyin Updated Dec 25, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Light House Musee.

    Favorite thing: The was actually the objective area. We had to walk for more than one hour on the Island to get here. We had a tour of the musee, but the lady on duty was very scared of cameras, so unfortunately , you have to visit here to experience the amazing sea culture and history.

    The exhibition covers extensively the period, which, with Augustin Fresnel (1788-1828) began, the "Siècle des Lumières".

    Fondest memory: Established in the former power station of the Créac'h lighthouse, the "Centre d'Interprétation des Phares et Balises" is dedicated to the history and techniques of maritime signalling since antiquity.

    Very interesting place especially to sea fearers.

    Related to:
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    L'ADRI DU MOUTON

    by Toyin Written Dec 22, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    L'ADRI DU MOUTON

    Favorite thing: When I returned from this trip, I offered to send some post cards out to friends, I just want to put it on record, that , those cards that I sent out to some of you came from this shop.

    Fondest memory: Most beautiful cards and special envilope from here.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    Boat Cruise

    by Toyin Updated Dec 22, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Boat Cruise

    Favorite thing: This is the boat that convey us to several Islands; I couldnt get a picture of it until we came down at Ile d'Oussant.

    Fondest memory: The sea was very rough on this occassion and I loved it, seeing the kids sea sick after initial excitements and runing around the whole boat.

    Related to:
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    Cloudy day on Ile d'Oussant

    by Toyin Updated Dec 22, 2004

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Seting foot on the Ouessant.

    Favorite thing: There were buses waiting on the Island to convey us a little inward where we went to the tourist office to get necessary information to start our adventure.

    Fondest memory: The reception and friendliness of the locals.

    Related to:
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    THE BOAT CRUISE

    by Toyin Written Dec 22, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Boat Cruise to Ile d'Oussant

    Favorite thing: If you are going to Brest, it is necessary to plan for the boat cruise. I did.

    Fondest memory: One thing about Brest is that there are numerous other attractive Islands you can visit. Ile d' Ouessant, Molène, Sein. These are beautiful Islands you can visit and have a great time with the family.

    Related to:
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    National 12 Highway.

    by Toyin Written Dec 22, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    N12

    Fondest memory: Lots of people talk about driving in France as hectic. However, I have found driving around very interesting. This particular trip took me from Autoroute 11, to N12. As you could see in the picture the roads are good and well marked. I recomend the trip by road, if you want to enjoy Bretagne.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    Street called Siam

    by Toyin Written Dec 21, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Siam

    Favorite thing: This is where to do everything when in Brest. Hotels, Shopping, Restaurants etc. It is where my Hotel was located, and I recomend would be visitors to Brest to find this place when in Brest.

    Fondest memory: There is a romantic feelings when you walk this street at about the time you saw on the picture. Siam is magical.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    Sea shore - The Atlantic

    by Toyin Written Dec 8, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Breast

    Favorite thing: Protruding into the sea on the northwestern edge of France, Brittany and the department of Finistere is also the most northwesterly point in Europe. Being exposed to the Atlantic winds in winter it has a drama that justifies the name 'Finistere' in end of the earth. Its warm summers are thanks to in part to the influence of the Gulf Stream.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Toyin's Profile Photo

    Beautiful Coastline

    by Toyin Written Dec 8, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Coastline in Breast

    Favorite thing: The Bretons are staunchly proud of their culture and traditions.The area's rich maritime traditions are evident in the fishing ports that are dotted around the coastline Its these qualities that makes a holiday to Brittany so captivating.

    Fondest memory: Bretons are a hugely hospitable race with a diverse countryside and a cuisine to match.Oysters, crabs and sting ray are among the local specialities washed down with Breton cider.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Porteplume's Profile Photo

    Les photographes de la Bretagne

    by Porteplume Updated Jun 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Le phare de l'Ile de Batz par Jean-Marie Liot

    Favorite thing: .

    Français:
    Regardez la Bretagne par les yeux de photographes talentueux et admirez les plus beaux paysages...

    English:
    Look at Brittany through the eyes of most talented photographers and admire the most beautiful views...

    See:
    http://www.bretagne.com/index.cfm?page=bretagaleriephoto

    Was this review helpful?

  • Porteplume's Profile Photo

    Les poissons parlent le Breton...

    by Porteplume Updated Jun 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Concarneau - '98 [own photo]

    Favorite thing: .

    Français:
    La Bretagne est une large péninsule, bordée au nord par la Manche et à l'ouest par l'Océan Atlantique Depuis toujours, ce paysage a dû résister aux ravages naturels et aux évènements de son histoire.
    Sur les côtes nord de la Manche, la terre est entrecoupée par des fjords, que les Bretons appellent des Abers et les vagues puissantes de l' Atlantique dessinent les plages des côtes du sud de la Bretagne.

    "Ici les poissons parlent le Breton...", a dit l'auteur américain Jack Kerouac, lui même d'origine Bretonne.

    English:
    Brittany is a large peninsular, bordered at the north by the English Channel and at the west by the Atlantic Ocean. From the beginning of time, this landscape has had to resist the ravages of nature and history.
    Along the channel coast, the land is cut into fjords, which the Bretons call Abers. The powerful waves of the Atlantic crash along Brittany’s southern beaches.

    “Fish speak Breton here...”, said the American writer Jack Kerouac , who had Breton origins.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • bzh's Profile Photo

    Liberty is the key

    by bzh Written Mar 15, 2003

    Favorite thing: The key to quickly learn how to navigate Brest is to remember where the Place de la Liberté (Liberty Square) is. From there start the two main streets, Rue de Siam and Rue Jean Jaurès that form Brest's central axis. From there, you can also easily reach the train and coach station, as well as the harbour. All buses stop or terminate at Place de la Liberté. The square is also where you will find the town hall, the main tourist office and a large underground car park.

    Was this review helpful?

  • bzh's Profile Photo

    Sailor's hope

    by bzh Written Feb 27, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Abeille Flandre in Brest's harbour

    Favorite thing: If you wander around the harbour of Brest, you might spot this big bulky boat called Abeille Flandre. This ship is one of the most powerful tugboats in the world. With her 23.000 bhp engine, she can tow virtually anything including the very large super-tankers. When the wind reaches 25 knots, and when every sane person is only thinking of coming back into port, she goes out, ready to answer any distress call to rescue ships and crews from some of the most dangerous waters in the world. She has gone out on rescue missions 800 times since 1979 and has been instrumental in avoiding countless disasters.

    Fondest memory: For more pictures and amazing videos:
    http://www.abeilles-international.com/indexen.htm
    http://www.sea-rescue.de/abeilleflandre.html

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Brest

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

93 travelers online now

Comments

Brest Favorites

Reviews and photos of Brest favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Brest sightseeing.

View all Brest hotels