Cruise Port Atlas | Brest, France Map | Distance

Brest, France Port | Map | Distances

Cruise lines that visit Brest: Windstar, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America

Key Attractions: Tanguy Tower, Brest Castle and Maritime Museum, Oceanopolis, Morlaix, Quimper, Landevennec

Brest's historic Tanguy TowerBrest is a small city on the western frontier of mainland France, and the administrative capital of West Brittany. It has long been an important naval base and university town. During World War II, the town was almost completely destroyed by the Allies in an effort to eliminate the submarine base that the Germans had located there. So there are few historic buildings remaining. The most important are the Brest Castle and Tanguy Tower, which stand on opposite sides of the Penfold River and house historical museums. Brest is an important boating center and hosts an international regatta every 4 years. The city has an Oceanographic Museum and an excellent Botanical Garden, specializing in endangered plants. The area surrounding Brest offers dramatic and windswept cliffs and beaches.

The culture and original language of Brest are Bretagne, derived from the early Celtic settlers of the region.  Not many locals still speak Bretagne, but it is once again being taught in schools.

Photo by Lolo Le BeGood1

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language:  French and Bretagne

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Visa requirements: American and Canadian tourists do not need a visa.


Geography and Population

Brest has a metropolitan population of 200,000 and is the largest city in Western Brittany.  Located in the most western part of mainland France, it is in one of the least populous areas of France, with a rugged landscape and coastline.

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How Far?

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From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Cruise Port

City Center

 2 KM  5 minutes  
Brest Quimper 71 KM 55 minutes  
Brest Landevennec 48 KM 45 minutes  
Brest Morlaix 58 KM 50 minutes  
Brest Plouguerneau 27 KM 35 minutes  
Brest Airport 10 KM 15 minutes  

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