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Brest is an important port city in the Finistère department in the French region of Bretagne. The city has around 150,000 inhabitants. The military harbour was developped from the 17th century on the initiative of Colbert, minister of Louis XIV.

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Brest Discussions

  • Brest to Barcelona
    Hi I'm heading to Europe shortly (2 weeks!) and am looking into where exactly I'll head for my first month (I'm going for 5 months). I have a friend in Brest, France, who I would like to visit after going to Paris. My question is this: I will be heading to Brest on the 13th of August, and need ...

  • Bucharest or The Little Paris
    Hi, Much as I agree with what you are saying with regards B'rest you are detracting from ...

  • Moscow to czech republic...
    at Brest which takes a while]. Be aware that you will need a Belarus transit visa if you do this ...

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Brest Blog Entries

  • Day 4
    Sunshine and showers today for our 250 miles to Brest. Mont Saint Michel for a lovely lunch in the shadow of the 1000 year old William the Conquerer castle. We rode past at least 3 people who ...
    Posted in Coastin' Around by EdAndJames

  • .... to Brest
    An example of the architecture mentioned at the end of the last post..... Brest was bombed almost to the point of extinction by the Allies in WW2. It was a major German naval and U-boat centre ...
    Posted in Alibi Crew by alibicrew

  • Brest to Camaret.........and back
    Important ballast was loaded at Brest in the form of beans and pie fillings. Some of this clearly ...
    Posted in Alibi Crew by alibicrew

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