Our top 5 visits to Brest
Visit Brest, at once maritime, dynamic and modern!
Your stay at the Best Western Plus Europe Hotel Brest**** is an opportunity to discover Brest, labelled « City of Art and History ». Are you more of an outdoor enthusiast or more of a cultural visitor? Find below our top 5 ideas for activities and visits in Brest.
1. Brest city centre
Don't miss to discover the Rue Saint-Malo, a guaranteed change of scenery in this typical street full of authenticity. If you are more of a shopping enthusiast, go to the Rue de Siam! From the Hôtel de Ville to the Pont de la Recouvrance, you will find what you are looking for in the many shops lining this street. In the same vein, walk up the Place de la Liberté and join the Rue Jean Jaurès where there are many shops! You will also have access to two large shopping centres.
2. The harbour of Brest
Discover one of the largest harbours in the world! Protected from the sea currents, this privileged site is the ideal place for water sports or a boat trip. Every year, numerous sporting events are organised here.
Opened in 1990, this ocean discovery park is a must to visit in Brest. Oceanopolis is home to nearly 10,000 marine animals in 9,000m² of visiting areas. Discover all the wonders of the aquatic worlds divided into three pavilions (tropical, Brittany and polar). A visit that will amaze young and old alike!
4. Capuchin Workshops
Situated in historic Brest, discover this essential part of Brest's cultural life. You can get there via the cable car, the first urban cable car in France! It allows you to cross the river Penfeld from the city centre and offers an exceptional view of the harbour of Brest. When you arrive on site, observe the immensity and beauty of the place. Recently renovated, don't miss the Canot de l’Empereur, a major work in the collections of the National Maritime Museum!
5. National Botanical Conservatory of Brest
Founded in 1975 in the heart of the Vallon du Stand-Alar, the mission of the National Botanical Conservatory of Brest is to preserve the wild flora and in particular plants in danger of extinction. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city and covering nearly 47 hectares, this privileged natural area is home to a public park, the Botanical Conservatory Garden, tropical greenhouses and beautiful exhibitions. Fun and educational tours through the tropical greenhouses will take you on a journey through the rarest and most endangered plants in the world!
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