Brest Castle National And Navy MuseumCurrently Closed
The castle is the town’s oldest monument, and overlooks one of the largest roadsteads in the world, a highly strategic location. Considering that it’s been use for 1700 straight years (the Romans erected the first defences here in 3rd century AD), it can effectively be called the world’s oldest castle. Look closely at its architecture, and you’ll spot a flow of changing styles – a result of the fortification constantly adapting to possible threats from the sea and land. Read up on its long and extensive history if you can! You can walk the walls of the castle for wonderful vies of the harbour and the city.
Today, the castle houses one of the five French maritime museums. Like the others, it has an extensive collection of model ships, sea instruments, weapons, paintings, sculptures and art.
- Audioguide available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German.
- Diabled people may have a hard time getting around.
- Check attraction website for thematic guided tours focusing on castle architecture, shipbuilding, ship decoration, life on board, the arsenal, the Laperouse expedition.
- Check out the museum shop and library.
- Entry price includes audio guides.
- Free entry under 26, military and civil defense personnel, unemployed, disabled.
- Ask the locals for public transport info.
- Drive or walk to here.
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95% of people who visit Brest include Brest Castle National And Navy Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
61.54% of people start their Brest Castle National And Navy Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Brest Castle National And Navy Museum
93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Brest Castle National And Navy Museum
Interesting museum of French Naval History based in the chateau. The chateau is interesting in its own right.
French ancient and modern navy ships and history
Very nice museum, the audioguide is a definite plus. Both the Dutch and English versions were great and made the museum worth a visit. The museum tells in great detail about the involvement and role of the city of Brest since it's beginning. Would definitely recommend this to any tourist who visits the city and is interested about it's history!
A museum that takes you through the history of the castle and of Brest. The entrance fee comes with a very good audio tour. We spend almost the entire afternoon here, enjoying the tour and the views from the towers.
If you go in September there's a special day where you get in for free and can even go in the military buildings. Is quite nice.