Details for your Walking Sightseeing Tour in Guipavas, France

Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 9.2 km
Ascend 278 m
Descend 325 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Guipavas, France. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

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Sight 1: Vallon du Stangalar

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Vallon du Stangalar
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The Stang-Alar valley is a valley straddling the municipalities of Brest and Guipavas.

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arrow down foot steps 4192 meters / 50 minutes

Sight 2: Square Jean-Baptiste Mathon

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The Place de la Liberté is one of the major places in the city of Brest, since reconstruction. It is located between rue de Siam and rue Jean-Jaurès, main shopping arteries in the city center. Nicknamed Lib ’by the Brestois, it is regularly the scene of various events, such as the Christmas market. This place is a node between different means of public transport, bus and tram in the lead. There is also the main entrance to the Town Hall, one of the Totem buildings in Brest and inaugurated in 1961.

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arrow down foot steps 483 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Église Saint-Louis

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The Saint-Louis de Brest church is a modern style monument erected during the reconstruction of Brest, after the Second World War on the ruins of the old Saint-Louis church, built between 1686 and 1785. The church was devoted to Saint Louis, king of France. It was entered in the list of historic monuments in 2018.

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arrow down foot steps 1088 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 4: Tour Tanguy

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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.

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arrow down foot steps 407 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Jardin des Explorateurs

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Recouvrance is the section of the city of Brest, France on the right bank of the river Penfeld. It is a popular and historically Breton quarter, in contrast to the largely Francophone quarter of Brest-même or Brest-proper on the left bank.

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arrow down foot steps 1295 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 6: S 622

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The Seehund, also known as Type XXVII, was a midget submarine manufactured 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.

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Sight 7: Musée de la Marine

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Brest National Maritime Museum is a maritime museum located in Brest Castle.

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arrow down foot steps 648 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 8: Naval Monument

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The Naval Monument, commonly known as the Pink Tower, is an American monument built in the 1930s at Cours Dajot in Brest to commemorate U. S. Navy operations in Europe during World War I. It was destroyed by the Germans during the occupation and rebuilt as it was in 1958. It has been listed as a historical site since July 2015.

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arrow down foot steps 1020 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 9: 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.

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arrow down foot steps 82 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: 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.

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Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.

Why Visit Sights? Self-guided sightseeing tours are a free and safe alternative to bus tours. You can explore Guipavas at your own pace, any time! Also you are doing something good for your health by walking.

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