Brest is at the tip of Brittany
Brest is a town in France. It is in the Finistère department and the Brittany region. Its population in 1999 was around 150,000. Even if it is by far the largest town in Finistère it is not the prefecture (Quimper is).
Brest is twinned with:
- Cádiz, Spain (1986)
- Constanţa, Romania (1993)
- Denver, Colorado, United States (1956)
- Dún Laoghaire, Ireland (1984)
- Kiel, Germany (1964)
- Plymouth, United Kingdom (1963)
- Saponé, Burkina Faso (1989)
- Taranto, Italy (1964)
- Yokosuka, Japan (1970)
The Tanguy Tower (right) and the Cháteau de Brest (left), Brest, France
- 1959-1973 : Georges Lombard
- 1973-1977 : Eugène Berest
- 1977-1982 : Francis Le Blé
- 1982-1983 : Pierre Maille
- 1983-1985 : Jacques Berthelot
- 1985-1989 : Georges Kerbrat
- 1989-2001 : Pierre Maille again
- 2001- : François Cuillandre
Images for kids
The Maison de la Fontaine in Recouvrance, one of the oldest houses of Brest (end of the 17th century, beginning of the 18th century).
Rue de Siam (Siam Street) in 2006.
Brest and its surrounding area
The Penfeld river, historic centre of the arsenal of Brest
The city hall, place de la Liberté
Sailing boats during "Brest 2004".
Université de Bretagne Occidentale (University of Western Brittany)
The entrance of the harbour of Brest
Panorama from the Recouvrance bridge of the castle and the Tanguy tower.
The Tanguy tower hosts a museum of the history of Brest; in the background, the Pont de Recouvrance (Recouvrance Bridge).
The castle hosts the Musée national de la Marine (National Navy Museum).
the conservatoire botanique national in autumn.
Saint-Sauveur church in Recouvrance, designed by Amédée-François Frézier, the oldest church of Brest, built in 1750.
Monumental perspective from the Place de la Liberté opening to the rue de Siam (Siam Street), with the rade de Brest (Brest roadstead) in the background, and on the right, the steeple of Saint-Louis church dominating the rebuilt centre of Brest.