How about exploring Brest over a weekend in Brittany? Its marina offers a pleasant stroll to enjoy the views and the sea air. History buffs and boat lovers should visit the National Marine Museum at Brest Castle for 17 centuries of naval history. Nature lovers who stay at the Kyriad hotel in the city can visit the garden of the National Botanical Conservatory, which is packed with rare exotic plants. Finally, the many traditional restaurants will help satisfy cravings for local gastronomy, especially the delicious Breton crepes.
So you’re staying in Brest for a week at a Kyriad hotel? Discover all the riches of the sea in Iroise’s marine natural park. Also take a deep breath of fresh air along the coast and its many coves, or take a trip out to sea. After exploring Brest, head to island of Ouessant to admire wild landscapes by bike. Back on land, don’t miss out on the Ateliers des Capucins, an iconic place in the city, or stop by Quimper (link to Quimper city page).
Planning a family stay in Brest in Finistère? Brittany has large wild areas whose beauty will charm the whole family. Brest being the first marina in Brittany, the kids can take sailing lessons at a nautical club. Take them to see gray seals on the islands of the Iroise Sea, and see remarkable aquariums in Océanopolis. Back at the Kyriad Brest hotel, dine in the restaurant to taste Breton specialties.