Things to see and do - Brest
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Brest Travel guide
Brest : Michelin's recommendations
Brest’s majestic harbour reflects the town’s timeless marriage to the sea: the port, which has for centuries been home to the navy, also services ferries and cruise liners. Capital of oceanography, its academic institutions are home to some 60% of the world’s specialists in this field, and its Océanopolis complex draws large numbers of visitors. All in all, an impressive comeback for a town that was virtually destroyed during the Second World War.
Tourist attractions Brest : Things to see and do
Port de Plaisance du Moulin-Blanc F - 29200 Brest
Situated to the east of the marina and with the appearance of a giant crab, Océanopolis is a wonderful showcase for life in the world's oceans. Several giant aquariums containing 10 000 animals and 1 000 different species provide a spectacular insigh..
cours Dajot F - 29200 Brest
From the orientation map at the east of the courtyard, you will find a superb view over Brest Harbour, from the mouth of the Elorn to the tip of the Portzic and the Menez-Hom. This vast 150km 2 harbour leads to the ocean via a long bottleneck with st..
Rampe du Stang-Alar F - 29200 Brest
This prestigious botanical conservatory is dedicated to plants threatened with extinction, ensuring their preservation and attempting to reintroduce them into their natural habitat. Its 22ha of landscaped grounds are also home to popular ornamental p..
17 Avenue Clémenceau F - 29200 Brest
This hotel is located in the centre of Brest a 5-minute walk from the train station. It offers en suite rooms, a restaurant and a 24-hour reception desk. Rooms at Hotel Vauban are equipped with a telephone and flat-screen TV. The guest rooms are acc..
41 Rue Emile Zola, Square De La Tour D'auvergne F - 29200 Brest
This Art-Deco style hotel is located in the centre of Brest, with a short walk to the TGV station and Palais des Congres, Le Quartz. It offers free Wi-Fi access. Each room at the Hotel Le Continental offers private bathrooms and satellite channels o..
7 Avenue Clemenceau F - 29200 Brest
The Abalys Hotel is located in Brest city centre, just 200 metres from the station and the Port de Commerce. It offers soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi. All rooms include a private bathroom and a TV with satellite channels, and some rooms feature ..
21 r. de Lyon F - 29200 Brest
This restaurant was once an elegant patisserie and is still decorated with wood panelling, mirrors and frescoes dating from 1953. The Armen is a real gourmet restaurant serving fine, inspired cuisine. The chef, who learnt his trade in some of the fin..
32 r. Algésiras F - 29200 Brest
6 r. des Onze-Martyrs F - 29200 Brest
A real Japanese restaurant in Brest? Bingo! Hinoki is run by a chef from Brittany, who is passionate about Japanese food. His technique: to make the most of the fact that the freshest of fish is readily available close to hand, and use it to make sus..
22 r. du Cdt-Drogou F - 29200 Brest
This restaurant occupies an attractive, typically Breton granite house. Careful preparation and a harmonious blend of flavours combine to create its fine, contemporary cuisine. Dine alfresco on the pleasant terrace in summer.
23 r. Fautras F - 29200 Brest
There is a contemporary new interior for this city centre eatery. From the restaurant interior, styled with old-fashioned touches here and there, a picture window now means you can watch the cooks at work. Try the set menu proposed by the chef, with ..
82 rue de Siam F - 29200 Brest