10 Sights in Brest, France (with Map and Images)
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Explore interesting sights in Brest, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Brest, France.List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Brest
1. Église Saint-Martin
Saint-Martin is the name of the districts of downtown Brest, north of the historic heart of Brest left bank, Brest itself. The district owes its name to its church, the church of Saint-Martin. Until then, we spoke of the district of Annexation, as the district was built on land of Lambézellec, at the time neighboring commune. These lands were acquired by Brest in the mid-nineteenth century, when the place in Brest, a city surrounded by ramparts until the Reconstruction, was missing. Saint-Martin was little affected by the bombings of the Second World War, and has seen its urban fabric dating mainly from the nineteenth century well preserved unlike the historic heart of Brest.
2. Tour Tanguy
The Tour Tanguy, Bastille de Quilbignon or Tour de la Motte Tanguy is a medieval tower on a rocky motte beside the Penfeld river in Brest, France. Probably built during the Breton War of Succession, it faces the château de Brest and is now accessed by a road off the square Pierre Péron, at one end of the pont de Recouvrance. It now houses the Museum of Old Brest, a museum with a collection of dioramas that depict the city of Brest on the eve of World War II.
3. S 622
Seehund, also known as Type XXVII, was a midget submarine built by Nazi Germany during World War II. Designed in 1944 and operated by two-man crews, it was used by the Kriegsmarine during the closing months of the war, sinking nine merchant vessels and damaging an additional three, while losing 35 boats, mostly attributed to bad weather. The French Navy used four captured boats after the war until 1953.
4. Abeille Bourbon
Abeille Bourbon is a high seas emergency tow vessel, 80 metres (260 ft) long with a tractive power of 200 tonnes-force (2.0 MN), a crew of 12, designed by Norwegian naval architect Sigmund Borgundvåg. She was christened by Bernadette Chirac on 13 April 2005 in the presence of sponsor Jacques de Chateauvieux. She is based in Brest, France.
5. Naval Monument
The naval monument, more commonly called the pink tower, is an American memorial erected in the 1930s Dajot Cours in Brest to recall the action of the US Navy in Europe during the First World War. Destroyed by the Germans during the occupation, it was rebuilt identically in 1958. It has been registered as historic monuments since July 2015.
6. Fort du Questel
Questel Fort is a redoubt in Brest. It is a fortified structure of the Vauban type. It forms a closed square, with the main entry point placed on the least exposed side. This large quadrangle, 100 meters wide, is located between Fort Keranroux and Fort Penfeld, and is also part of the same fortifications as Fort Montbarey.
7. Église Saint-Louis
The church of Saint-Louis de Brest is a monument of modern style erected during the reconstruction of Brest, after the Second World War on the ruins of the old church of the same name, built between 1686 and 1785. The church is dedicated to Saint Louis, King of France. It is listed as a historical monument in 2018.
8. Le Fourneau
Le Fourneau is a national centre for street arts and public space, part of a national professional network of venues, companies and festivals. It is an establishment of artistic creation and production in the public space based on the commercial port of Brest, in France.
9. La Consulaire
La Consulaire is the name of a very large Algerian Barbary artillery piece which famously defended Algiers harbour. It was looted by the French during the Invasion of Algiers in 1830, on 5 July, and taken as a trophy to Brest, where it is still displayed.
10. Jardin des Explorateurs
Recouvrance is the section of the city of Brest, France, on the right bank of the River Penfeld. The popular and historically-Breton quarter is in contrast to the largely-Francophone quarter of Brest-même or Brest-proper, on the left bank.
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