Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Brest, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 5.1 km
Ascend 161 m
Descend 204 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: 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

633 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

464 meters / 6 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)

826 meters / 10 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)

987 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 5: La Consulaire

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La Consulaire This photo was taken by Eusebius (Guillaume Piolle).Feel free to reuse it, but always credit me as the author as specified below. / CC BY 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: La Consulaire (EN)

612 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Tour Tanguy

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Tour Tanguy S.DÉNIEL / CC BY-SA 2.5

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.

Wikipedia: Tour Tanguy (EN)

381 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Jardin des Explorateurs

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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.

Wikipedia: Recouvrance, Brest (EN), Website

1221 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 8: 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)


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