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Overview of Brest

Brest is a very convenient gateway to Brittany due to having the biggest regional airport and excellent road links. Visitors can easily reach some of the neighbouring towns: Morlaix (35 minutes’ drive), Quimper (50 minutes), Lorient and St Brieuc (1h 30).

Home port to some of the most renowned professional sailors, starting point for several round the world boat races, Brest plays centre stage for some of the largest maritime events where Breton sailors reserve a warm welcome for sailors who come from all over the world.

Pay a visit to the amazing Océanopolis, an aquarium devoted to the world’s oceans, unique in Europe! Seals, penguins, sharks, corals, etc… There are more than 10,000 marine animals which inhabit this magical universe, on display in the three pavilions: tropical, polar and temperate. An exceptional experience for all the family!

For your holidays or just a weekend, Brittany offers a chance to combine the pleasures of nature as well as cultural activities at very competitive prices. Enjoy the variety of nautical activities on offer, wonderful food, wide open countryside, spas, and the electric atmosphere of the numerous summer festivals!

Travel to and from Brest Airport

There are a number of options for your journey to and from the airport.

IATA code: BES

Name: Brest Airport

Address: Aéroport Brest Bretagne, 29490, Guipavas, France.