A metropolis in western Brittany with a catchment area of 400,000 inhabitants and bordered by an exceptional harbour, Brest is a city to which one becomes attached. This city inspired Richelieu, developed with Colbert and benefited from the genius of Vauban. Brest, the first naval defence base in France, is a strategic place where the Préfecture maritime de l'Atlantique and the secret base of the nuclear-powered submarines of the Strategic Oceanic Force are located. Famous for its maritime festivals organized every 4 years with the arrival of sailors from all over the world, Brest is the port of departure and arrival of the great sailing records. It is also here that the first National Marine Park was born.

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Top 10 des zoos et parcs animaliers en France

France has a large number of zoos and animal parks that showcase wildlife. Le Petit Futé has compiled a list of these "theatres of dreams" for young and old, which should fill you with wonder. From marine animals, to the big beasts of the jungle and some mountain dwellers, zoos are a good way to see certain species that often live in faraway lands and that you don't always have the opportunity to get close to. Scattered all over France, ...

Astropolis, le festival d'hiver brestois à ne pas manquer

Since 2012, the Astropolis festival has been making Brest vibrate in the heart of winter. Faced with the ocean and the raging elements, sonic storms set up in the city of sonic storms. A militant, radically festive festival, Astropolis takes over various key venues throughout Brittany for the occasion, from the Quartz national stage to the Centre d'Art Passerelle, from the Cabaret Vauban to the SMAC La Carène, not forgetting the sound ...

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