PORT OF BREST

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  • © Berthier Emmanuel

PORT OF BREST brest fr

Brest - The Biggest and the deepest North West Atlantic French Port

 

An historic city 
From the fortifications built by the famous French architect Vauban to the destruction wrought by the Second World War, all of the city’s architecture of Brest is rooted in the soils of history.Just a few hundred yards away from the quays sits the town itself amid its Motte-Tanguy Tower and its castle dating back to the 15th and 17th centuries, which houses the splendid naval museum. Towers, courtyards and watchtowers overlook the port and the Penfeld river which, every 4 years, play host to the largest gathering of boats in the world.


Back to Nature! 
Bordered with jagged cliffs, long white sandy beaches and calm estuary mouths (the Abers), the Finistère offers a multitude of opportunities to commune with nature.
An hour from Brest, the historic cities of Quimper, Locronan or Morlaix are places to be discovered with their cobbled streets, their traditional crêpes restaurants.

 

Places to visit and activities to do around Brest in 2017/2018:
• The way of cooking the “crêpes” (traditional breton’s pancakes)(for small ships – 120 pax maximum)
Exclusively in Brest, the passengers can discover on board the way of cooking crepes with two chiefs and taste them. Isabelle, one the chiefs, will enjoy to present her know how of cooking Breton’s crepes.
Contact: Envie de Crêpes - enviedecrepes@laposte.net
Tel : + 33 (0) 6 79 29 62 40

• Visit of a unique distillery of whisky near Quimper and Locronan
Close to Quimper, “la Distillerie des Menhirs” has been distilling cider for five generations and has created Eddu, the first whisky in the world based on buckwheat from Brittany.
The visit of this distillery is a moment to discover the story and the production’s process of this whisky. A free tasting is organized at the end of the guided visit.
Contact : Distillerie des Menhirs 
Tel: + 33 (0)2 98 94 23 68 - contact@distillerie.fr - www.distillerie.bzh

• Picasso to be discovered in Landerneau
At Landerneau, visit this exhibition space of more than 1000 m2, dedicated to contemporary art and its major artists.After “Chagall” in 2016 discovered by 160 000 visitors in four months, the next main exhibition will be: “Picasso”, the famous Spanish artist.
Contact : Fonds Edouard Leclerc pour la culture 
Tél : +33(0)2 29 62 47 78 – contact@fhel.frwww.fonds-culturel-leclerc

 

Contact:

 

Marine LUCAS

CCI Métropolitaine Bretagne Ouest – Brest
Cruise Manager
Phone: +33 2 98 00 38 00
marine.lucas@bretagne-ouest.cci.bzh