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The waters around Brest

Brest harbour

Between Plougastel Peninsula and the Armorique Regional Nature Park

Carte de la rade de BrestBrest dominates the waters known as the Rade de Brest, covering nearly 150km², ideal for watersports. Concerts and festivals, visiting the National Navy Museum ‘Musée de la Marine’, exploring the vast aquariums of Océanopolis or the sights of the National Botanic Conservatory ...there is always plenty to do in Brest.

To the south, Plougastel Peninsula and its jagged coastline shelters lots of little ports, and has given its name to the famous local strawberry, "Fraise de Plougastel".

Head to Landerneau and you’ll find one of the last remaining inhabited bridges in Europe, the Pont de Rohan on the River Élorn – it dates from the 16th century.

Finally, the Rade de Brest is also the entry point for the Armorique Regional Nature Park. The Visitor Centre ‘La Maison du Parc’ can be found in the town of Le Faou.

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