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Sight 1: Vallon du Stangalar
The Stang-Alar valley is a valley straddling the municipalities of Brest and Guipavas.
Sight 2: Square Jean-Baptiste Mathon
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.
Sight 3: Église Saint-Louis
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.
Sight 4: 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.
Sight 5: Jardin des Explorateurs
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.
Sight 6: S 622
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.
Sight 7: Musée de la Marine
Sight 8: Naval Monument
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.
Sight 9: 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.
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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