Sub-prefecture of Finistère (29)
Maritime prefecture of the Atlantic
Population: 140,000 (Brest residents), 210,000 in the 8 municipalities comprising Brest Métropole, 903,800 in the department

www.brest.fr
www.brest-metropole-tourisme.fr
www.toutcommenceenfinistere.com
www.bretagne.bzh

Cycling: 175km of bike lanes, long-term rental service for electric bikes

Sport and culture: France’s second largest military port after Toulon, Stade Brestois (football, Ligue 1), Brest Bretagne Handball (Women’s League), Brest Bretagne Nautisme
(watersports), France’s leading sailing club (more than 2,800 members), France’s Olympic sailing centre. Athletes: David Gaudu, Valentin Madouas (cycling, équipe Groupama-FDJ). Events*: International maritime festivals (gathering of traditional boats, next edition in 2024), European short film festival, Astropolis (electronic music), Jeudis du port (music and street arts)

Sights: Château (3rd-20th century), Tanguy tower (14th century), Church of Saint-Sauveur de Recouvrance (18th century), Ateliers des Capucins (cultural centre), fine arts museum, national naval museum, national botanical conservatory, Océanopolis (scientific culture centre
dedicated to the oceans), Naval Monument, Passerelle contemporary art centre

Gastronomy: Seafood, kig ha farz (Breton stew), salted butter caramel, crêpes, strawberries, beer

Distinctions: City of art and history, active and sporting city

© FRANCK BÉTERMIN - BREST MÉTROPOLE
© MATHIEU LE GALL - BREST MÉTROPOLE

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