Brest (France)

Brest is a city on the west Atlantic coast of France. It has a long history of navigation. There are very large tides here.

Get in

By plane

Brest is served by a regional airport , located to the north-east of the city. It's used mainly by Air France for its domestic routes (Paris-CDG, Paris-Orly, Lyon, Marseille, Nice) and a route to London, but also by Easyjet (Lyon), Ryanair (Marseille), Flybe (Birmingham, Southampton), and other companies for regular routes (Bordeaux, Toulon, Barcelona) or special services. A bus shuttle service connects the airport to the closest tram station (Porte de Guipavas). The fare is the same as other trams and buses of the bibus network.

By boat

Brittany Ferries operates a daily route between Plymouth (England) and Roscoff (about 55 km to Brest) and a weekly route between Cork (Ireland) and Roscoff.

By train

The SNCF provides TGV route to Paris (8/day) and regional trains routes to Rennes or Quimper.

By car

Brest is linked with Rennes (N12) and Nantes (N165) by toll-free divided highways.



The Blind Piper Pub is one of many Irish pubs in Brest. It's located in the block southwest of the Liberté square. They got their Kilkenny right and fresh. Ambience was one to be expected.

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