The port city of Brest was severely damaged during World War II. Apart from the castle and the Tanguy tower near the harbor, there are therefore few historical places of interest. The city's surroundings are beautiful though: the rough Breton coast with steep cliffs, alternated with sandy beaches. It's a favorite place for windsurfers.
Brest has 150,000 inhabitants. There's a clear distinction between the inhabitants on the right bank of the river Penfeld, the Recouvrance district, where many people speak Breton and the predominantly French left bank.
Brest is located in the west of France not far from the western tip of Brittany and on both banks of the river Penfeld, which discharges into a deep bay at the Atlantic Ocean. The city itself and the surroundings are hilly, as a result of which many streets in Brest are very steep and sometimes even consist of stairs.
Although the port is far from being the largest in France, shipping and related industries play an important role in local economy. Brest is an important naval port and a large part of the economic activities focuses on naval research.
Aéroport de Brest Bretagne is situated 10 kilometers northeast of the city center. From the city center the airport is reachable by rental car by first taking the Rue de Paris which turns into the D712 and turning left to the airport at Guipavas. From the north of the city Brest Airport can best be reached via freeway N12.
Brest has good public bus transport, exploited by company Bibus. There are 19 lines; at night 8 bus lines run. There's also a train station with connections to other places in France, including the capital Paris.
Traffic and parking
Finding your way around Brest isn't difficult. It's best to park your rental car in one of the parking garages or on one of the parking lots in the city center. Most of them are located near Rue Jean Jaurès. There's also a P+R area on the Allée Marie Anne Stéphan where you can park your rental car to travel to the center by public transport.
Brest offers a large number of accommodations, most of them in the budget or midrange category, although there are also some luxury hotels. There are also aparthotels and you'll find several campsites in the city's vicinity.
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