Base Navale de Brest

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Base Navale de Brest
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Grab H
10 contributions
A large part of Brest to Explore. Head South from Central Brest
Mar 2019 • Couples
We love Brittany for its sea views,walks and wonderful good value stone cottages.I find that after a while of rural cottaging it is nice to explore somewhere more built up,and perhaps maybe even find a place closer to the city for cottaging.If you like all things Navel this is the place to explore. It is a large Navel area so take some time to explore it fully before or after spending some time in Brest.We then drove out to Cosquies Plage with our Ralph for a wonderful afternoons dogging on the beach. The bird life in this part of France is also wonderful and to watch the seagulls soar in the wind at the Kermorvan point was amazing. I cannot recommend highly enough seagulling at Kermorvan point as the perfect way to finish a days cottaging in Brittany
Written May 8, 2019
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Jim C
6 contributions
World War II German Submarine History up close and personal!!!
Apr 2018
A must visit for anyone interested in WWII Naval History! This WWII German U-Boat base is one of the four from which German U-boats sailed during WWII. Most of these War Patrols were to the Mediterranean, Atlantic Oceans, and the Gulf Of Mexico in the United States as well as The North Sea and British Isles. Former WWII U-Boat bases, open to the public, exist in St. Nazaire, ,Bordeaux, Loriant, Brest, and LaRochelle. A must visit for anyone interested in WWII and Naval/U-Boat history and operations.
Written March 19, 2019
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Erik W
Halden, Norway627 contributions
Big and busy
Nov 2017 • Solo
A very nice naval base with a lot of history. Amazing how it is situated and constructed. The huge WW2 submarine bunker was amazig.
Written January 18, 2018
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Jana
Guildford, UK13 contributions
Great tour!
Jul 2017
Really interesting tour of the naval base - the staff were very nice to us and did the tour in both French and English - thank you! Definitely recommended, one doesn't get to see this often
Written August 1, 2017
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asastring1
Winter Park, FL58 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2016 • Couples
A well preserved Chateau dating back to Roman times. Great place if you are a history buff. Brest dates to 400BC. Center of ship building and exploration as well as WW11 German occupation. Really is a cool place.
Written August 5, 2016
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AussieOy
Australia207 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2016 • Solo
The Maritime Museum is set in the renovated Brest Castle. It took me around 90 mins to get around, the area was interesting, with great views around the harbour. The films and exhibits were great to get a historic perspective on Brest, and the displays had some English text now and then which was helpful. Enjoyed the great ship models too.
Written July 20, 2016
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Lisa H
Mexico City, Mexico407 contributions
Beautifully preserved fort
Jun 2016 • Friends
I highly recommend touring this beautiful fort/museum; it is very well maintained and the exhibits are interesting; great photo-ops!
Written June 21, 2016
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Geraint E
Salisbury, UK4 contributions
Something to see and do on a rainy day in Brittany - Château de Brest
Aug 2015 • Family
My partner and i and our two children visited the French Naval museum in Brest. The Chateau du Brest

Parking was a challenge. We ended up parking at the bottom of the hill and walking up to the Chateau - its a short walk and parking was free. I would advise this as being the best bet as the car park located next to the museum is actually a private car park for Naval personnel.

The cost for a family of four was €12 which was very reasonable. We were provided with audio guides which certainly helped as neither my partner or I speak French.

Bathroom facilities on site are very basic. Take wet wipes for your hands!

The museum was interesting but not something the children found overly amusing. Age wise i would not advise bringing young children as my two got bored quite quickly. The Chateau is still a working Naval base and there are many areas closed off to the public.

Overall an inexpensive way of killing off a couple of hours if the weather is horrible.
Written August 19, 2015
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Imeccentric
Folkestone, UK24 contributions
Brilliant free tour from the French Navy Cadets
Aug 2015 • Family
Free , Bring passport or ID , if you are monoglot be prepared to wait for an English speaking cadet. Great stories of the base , see the Sub pen (sadly only the outside) that the Tallboy bomb could not penetrate , nor the French afford to destroy!
Written August 13, 2015
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