Brest area Apartments & Cottages(1,073)
- 2 Bedrooms,
- 1 Bathroom,
- 1 Separate WC, Sleeps 5
- 2 Bedrooms,
- 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
- 1 Bedrooms,
- 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
- 2 Bedrooms,
- 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sitting on the western tip of the Brittany Peninsula in Finistere, Brest boasts an important port, home to the French Navy. Despite being almost completely rebuilt in the 1950’s concrete and granite style after being raised to the ground by Allied bombing during WWII, Brest has an undeniable charm.
The impressive 15th Century Castle which still stands over the city is one of the few monuments to survive the War in and around Brest. The castle is a fantastic place to visit upon your arrival in a Brest villa, as it provides a stunning panorama over the city, and also holds the fascinating Musee National de la Marine, depicting the history and artefacts of the French Navy. The Musee de Vieux Brest is a wonderful place to visit directly afterwards, as it depicts the town on the eve of WWII. The museum is easily found, being housed in the dominant Tower of Tanguy which stands on the bank of the River Penfeld.
The Brest Aquarium or Oceanopolis Marine Centre is a wonderful place to visit from a Brest apartment, villa or holiday home, especially if you are travelling with children. There are always a variety of marine animal displays, as well as an excellent 3D cinema.
Many people come to Brest to enjoy the fantastic cuisine which the town is famous for in France. The huge range of restaurants are found throughout the town, mainly serving Breton recipes from crepe to seafood, all washed down with the excellent cider and beers of Breton.
There are some magnificent sandy beaches to be found from a holiday rental in Brest. Along the Brittany peninsula are a huge number of great sandy beaches, and the climatic conditions over the Atlantic can create perfect conditions for water sports, especially sailing, wind surfing and surfing. Fishing is also popular both along the coast and on the River Penfeld inland. A holiday apartment in Brest is perfectly located for day trips to many of the medieval towns and historical monuments which adorn the Breton countryside too.
The climate of Brittany is greatly affected by the Gulf Stream, which brings warm waters from the Equator up past the coast of France. As a result, the climate of Brest is much warmer than you might imagine, with long warm summers and mild winters. In July and August, temperatures average almost 25°C, with daily peaks reaching into the 30’s with surprising regularity. Even during the winter, temperatures remain mild, with average temperatures in January being 5°C higher than those in England.
The Brest Bretagne Airport (BES) is located 10km from Brest city centre, and receives direct, and often very cheap, flights from Birmingham (BHX), Exeter (EXE), Manchester (MAN), Southampton(SOU) and London, provided mainly by Flybe. Upon arrival in Brest Airport, there are many options for getting from your flight to Brest to your Brest holiday rental, including frequent shuttle busses provided by Brest Airport.