The "Best of Brest" Guided Walking Tour Around The City
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 at 10.30am 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!
per adult from
90 to 120 minutes
What's included :
- English and French guides
What's excluded :
- Ticket for the ride back on the Cable cars
- Food and Drink
- Entry/Admission - Téléphérique De Brest
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Rue de Siam, 29200, Brest France
Brest’s shopping quarters, it is named after a Siamese delegation (modern day Thailand) that passed by in 1686, that left the onlookers durably amazed.
Pass By: Musee national de la Marine, boulevard de la Marine Château de Brest, 29200, Brest France
Brest Castle. From the Roman castellum to Vauban's citadel, its history spans over 1700 years. It is to this day still a military fortress at a highly strategic location, and hosts the National Museum of Navy.
Stop At: Jardin des Explorateurs, 3 rue de la Pointe, 29200, Brest France
A cute botanical garden with an incredible view over the Castle and the bay. It was made to honour the explorers that left from the port of Brest in the 18th century, and came back carrying plants and seeds from faraway islands. A century later, in 1975, Brest Botanical Conservatory opened, becoming the first-ever to vow to protect endangered species in the world.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Tour de la Motte Tanguy, Square Pierre Peron, Brest France
This tower is a souvenir of the 100 years war, some 8 centuries ago, and also the museum of the city of Brest. There you can see dioramas of what Brest was before.
Pass By: Rue Saint-Malo, 29200 , Brest France
Brest's treasured remains of what the city was before World War II, this street was saved by a brave lady and the association Vivre la Rue. A time capsule at the feet of the Capucins.
Stop At: Les Ateliers des Capucins, 25 rue de Pontaniou, 29200, Brest France
Looking at this enormous former military building, that is now Brest's newest arts and culture hub, we'll understand how Brest is turning its eyes towards the future while never forgetting what's made her so unique.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Téléphérique De Brest, 50 Rue de Siam, 29200 Brest, France
Brest's flashiest new addition: a cable car system to tie together the two historic parts of Brest: Brest-même and Recouvrance. We'll use it to return to the city or take the tram if there is an issue with the cable cars (it happens).
Duration: 10 minutes
Departure Point :Multiplexe Liberté, 10 Avenue Georges Clemenceau, 29200 Brest, France
Return Detail :Médiathèque F. Mitterrand - les Capucins, 25 Rue de Pontaniou, 29200 Brest, France
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- Not recommended for people who have difficulties standing and walking for a couple of hours, we'll be walking less than 3 km over 2 hours, at a leisurely pace.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Masks will have to be worn in public places, but we'll be inside for most of the tour and social distancing will be enforced during the tour. However, the tours are mostly in very small groups so it is very easy for it to be respected.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.