Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Brest, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 2.8 km
Ascend 140 m
Descend 137 m

Experience Brest in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Brest

Sight 1: La Carène

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La Carène

La Carène is a contemporary music venue in the city of Brest in Brittany. The place opened its doors in March 2007, at the commercial port, in an imposing building with architecture by Jacques Ripault.

Wikipedia: La Carène (Brest) (FR), Website

283 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Abeille Bourbon

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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.

Wikipedia: Abeille Bourbon (EN)

453 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Le Fourneau

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Le Fourneau is a national centre for street arts and public space, part of a national professional network made up of factories, companies and festivals. It is an establishment for artistic creation and production in the public space based in the commercial port of Brest, France.

Wikipedia: Le Fourneau (FR), Website

369 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Naval Monument

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The Naval Monument, more commonly known as the Pink Tower, is an American memorial erected in the 1930s on Cours Dajot in Brest to commemorate the action of the American Navy in Europe during the First World War. Destroyed by the Germans during the Occupation, it was rebuilt identically in 1958. It has been listed as a Historic Monument since July 2015.

Wikipedia: Naval Monument de Brest (FR)

646 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Musée national de la Marine

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The National Maritime Museum of Brest is a maritime museum located in the castle of Brest.

Wikipedia: Musée national de la Marine de Brest (FR), Website

0 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: S 622

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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.

Wikipedia: Seehund (EN), Website

1097 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 7: La Recouvrance

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La Recouvrance is a replica gaff rigged schooner, named in honour of Recouvrance, one of the districts of Brest.

Wikipedia: La Recouvrance (schooner) (EN), Website


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