Brest

Boasting a rich naval history and several interesting architectural curios, Brest is known for its castle and surrounding nature.

Brest is a city in Brittany in northwestern France. Located in a sheltered position not far from the western tip of the Breton peninsula, and the western extremity of metropolitan France, Brest is an important harbor and the second French military port after Toulon. During the Middle Ages, the history of Brest was the history of its castle. Then Richelieu made it a military harbor. Brest grew around its arsenal, until the second part of the 20C. The city center was completely rebuilt after the war. Nowadays, Brest is an important university town.
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