Brest is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Brest one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Brest is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Brest or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Brest. Explore the historical monuments of Brest with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Brest guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Brest page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Brest landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Brest.
#1 of 5 Historical Places in Brest | Added 1886 times in trip plans
Chateau de Brest, 29200 Brest, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 architec...
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21 Rue de l'Eglise, 29460 Daoulas, France
01:30 pm - 06:00 pm
What an absolutely delightful old collection of buildings! 15 km from Brest, the village of Daoulas houses this old historical abbey. Most structures here date from the medieval age. The highlights are:
A Romanesque cloister – the only one of its kind in France.
A medicinal plant garden with 250 species from Britanny and the rest of the worl...
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Porte de Tourville, 29200 Brest, France
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
During WWII, this shelter protected the citizens of Brest and German forces from Allied Bombin… until it became their tomb. One night, on the evening of 8th September 1944, a failed generator started a fire that lit up a fuel and ammunition store. The explosion killed 373 French and nearly 600 German soldiers practically instantly. Today, th...
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Square Pierre Péron, 29200 Brest, France
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
It’s not certain exactly who built this medieval tower or when; it may have been the British during the 14th century or the lord Tanguy du Chastel a little earlier during the Breton War of Succession. Standing on a rocky motte, it faces Brest Castle. The Museum of Old Brest open here in 1962; the highlights are:
Dioramas of Brest as it was b...