A 2-3 hour walking tour of the city center of Brest, to see the most popular views and our best hideways, while learning the fascinating history of a city as mysterious as it is endearing. Join our guide, Caroline, who spent 10 years in the Commonwealth, for a tour full of good fun and honesty.
- Place de la Liberté: at the centre of Brest, this square with soviet accents was created to present the first city hall Brest has ever had. There will be an introduction
- Rue de Siam: Brest’s shopping quarters, it is named after the old Kingdom of Thailand. But why? Come find out.
- Brest Castle: From the Roman to now, it has remained a highly strategic military fortress. It controls the whole atlantic coast and hosts the National Museum of Navy.
- Gardens of the Explorers: A cute botanical garden with an incredible view over the Castle and the bay.
- Rue Saint-Malo: Brest's treasured remains of what the city was before World War II,
- Les Ateliers des Capucins (Capucins workshop): A former naval shipbuilding workshop, turned into a huge zone of freedom for the people of Brest.
- Téléphérique de Brest (Cable cars)
- Brest's flashiest new addition: a cable car system to tie together the two historic parts of Brest: Brest-même and Recouvrance.
Commentary with an english-fluent local guide
No additional entry fees, as we stay outside.
The return ticket with the tram or the cable cars (1.20€)
Food or drinks
Good shoes, good mood and a thirst for knowledge.
Also, a face mask !
|Participants||Small groups tour: expect to 2 to 8 people most times. People say the more the merrier, but for walking tours it isn't exactly true, we learn so much more in small intimate groups.|
Brest Walking Tours, Avenue Georges Clemenceau, Brest, France
Offered byBrest Walking Tours
Brest, France's westernmost city, is wildly different from what you would expect to see in a French city. Vastly destroyed during the war, it takes pride in its special position at the "end of the land" and its lively, quirky people. During this 2 hour tour, we'll go find the culture and the hidden gems that make our city so special.
From the Town Hall Plaza to the urban cable cars, we'll be walking through Brest's culture, past and present. We'll learn about its architecture and history, and get a nice introduction to the culture and history of Brittany.It will depart from the Multiplexe Liberté, which is a cinema on the main square (tram stop: Liberté).
If you are coming from a cruise, you'll be dropped right in front of the square, the cinema is the rusty looking building on the right. I will be the girl with the little hulahoops on my back!