How do I find a campsite near Brest?
The second largest military port in France, Brest, protected by its harbour, is located in the north of Finistère. The Second World War left its mark: heavily bombed, the city center was rebuilt in the 1950s. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in the city of Brest?
City of Brittany, located at the extreme northwest of the Armorican peninsula, Brest has just under 140,000 inhabitants. Known for its important port activity, it has also become a leading university city today.
You will discover with admiration the maritime city in its so particular harbour and its various sites and monuments: the Iroise bridge, a very impressive cable-stayed bridge; the very lively Commandant-Malbert quay from where to see the construction sites and the boats moored in the port; the castle and its marine museum; the Oceanopolis park, unique in Europe, with its huge aquariums and its seal clinic; the national botanical conservatory with its 1000 m2 of tropical greenhouses and their plants, among the rarest on the planet; the Tanguy tower, built in the 14th century, at the foot of the Recouvrance bridge, housing immense dioramas by Jim Sévellec, painter and ceramist, which recreate remarkable historical scenes of precision; the Fountain House, a relic of old Brest, nowadays offering exhibitions.
Outdoor enthusiasts will not be disappointed: you can go for walks or real hikes on the coastal paths or on the cross country paths: 600 km of paths to be covered on foot, on horseback or by bike are available to sports enthusiasts, enough to discover the richness of the natural heritage and its wide variety of landscapes.
When to go to Brest?
The city of Brest, located on the Finistère peninsula, is characterized by its temperate oceanic climate. The climate of this coastal city is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, hence the presence of rainfall in all seasons. Contrary to popular belief about Best's climate, there are times when it is quite possible to enjoy the sun and the pleasant heat. Like the coastal towns of Brittany, such as Saint-Brieuc or Saint-Malo, summer is a magnificent season to recharge your batteries and visit its beautiful beaches!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!