Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Brest, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3.5 km
Ascend 126 m
Descend 68 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: Canot de l'Empereur

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The Emperor's Canoe is a ceremonial canoe built for Napoleon I and reused by Napoleon III. It was kept in its home port in Brest, then transferred in 1943 to the Musée de la Marine in Paris. 73 years after the end of the war, it was returned to Brest where it is exhibited at the Capuchin workshops.

Wikipedia: Canot de l'Empereur (FR)

251 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Bâtiment aux Lions

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The Brest Arsenal is a collection of naval and military buildings located on the banks of the river Penfeld, in Brest, France.

Wikipedia: Brest Arsenal (EN)

1540 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 3: Église Saint-Louis

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The Church of Saint-Louis in Brest is a modern-style monument 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. The work of the architects Michel, Lacaille, Lechat, Perrin-Houdon and Weisbein, it is the largest French church rebuilt after the war, and was listed as a historical monument in 2018.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Louis de Brest (FR)

464 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Monument aux morts

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Monument aux morts François Trazzi / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Place de la Liberté has been one of the major squares in the city of Brest since the Reconstruction.

Wikipedia: Place de la Liberté (Brest) (FR)

633 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Hôpital Morvan

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The Augustin-Morvan Hospital is one of the sites of the Brest University Hospital.

Wikipedia: Hôpital Augustin-Morvan (FR), Website

657 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Église Saint-Martin

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Saint-Martin is the name of the districts in the city centre of Brest, north of the historic heart of Brest on the left bank, Brest itself. The district owes its name to its church, the Saint-Martin church. Until then, it was referred to as the Annexation district, as the district was built on land in Lambézellec, at the time a neighbouring municipality. These lands were acquired by Brest in the middle of the nineteenth century, when there was a lack of space in Brest, a city surrounded by ramparts until the Reconstruction. 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.

Wikipedia: Saint-Martin (Brest) (FR)


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