Cities of France: Brest

One of the largest French ports – Brest city (Brest) lies on the north shore of the magnificent natural Brest Bay, on the west of the Forechener. Extensive (more than 4,300 square meters. KM) Harbor of the city is considered one of the most convenient in Europe – from the north it protects the Leon peninsula, and from the south – Crozon Peninsula, while 6 bay sleeves form many beautiful anchor parking lots suitable for all types of ships.

At all times, Brest was the most important shopping and military port of the country, so far that is the sixth in the world in terms of cargo turnover and tonnage of the adopted courts. However, the same factors played a fateful role in his history – during the Second World War, Brest was previously bombed by Nazis, and when September 18, 1944, after a 6-week siege, the city was taken by American troops, he was devastable to unrecognizable.


Almost all his historical buildings were destroyed, and the harsh architecture of his modern quarters is not enough for a traveler. At the same time, it is quite possible to stay on a day or two to see the impressive Brest Castle (Built in the XI-XV centuries. At the place of Roman fortification), in which the collections are now located Marine Museum www.Musee-Marine.FR, Famous WWW Aquarium.oceanopolis.Com "Oceanopolis", Museum of History Brest (from June to September is open daily from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00; From October to May – on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 14.00 to 17.00, on Saturdays Sundays – from 14.00 to 18.00; Login free) and Diorama, Dedicated to the events of the Second World War.

Around the city

Rocky Crozon Peninsula (Crozon), in terms of reminding a hammer, a long strip protects the Brest Waterwater from the South. This is one of the most popular places of outdoor activities in the Brest area, "Drawn" dozens of pedestrian and cycling tracks. And located here the hill mene-ohm (Menes-Ohm) is magnificent Looking platform, which opens an incredible beauty panorama.

Cities of France Brest

Abbey also deserve attention to Daulas www.Abbaye-daoulas.COM is the only Romanesque Monastery on the territory of Brittany (since 1984. Used as a cultural center of the Forechener), a tiny medieval port Le-fau (Le Faou), archaeological excavations of the oldest abbey (approximately 485 g. N. NS.) Brittany near Landerennes, Long beach and first-class marina in the bay near the town Crozon and picturesque castle (XVII in.) v Camara-sur-Mer.

Reviews and studies of trips

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