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Brest is on the northwestern coast of France in the picturesque province of Brittany. A traditional city centered around life at sea, Brest continues to be home to a major port as well as a lovely natural harbor. A landscape dotted with rocky cliffs, beaches, and sails, it is essentially a nautical paradise. Brest is full of Breton charm in a bustling sea-loving atmosphere. It is also an important student city with a large, youthful student population. Sea lovers, families, and older couples will enjoy the quintessential maritime lifestyle and laid-back nature of Brest. And Venere lets visitors get a real feel for Brest hotels by letting real guests leave real reviews. That along with expert finds based on location and price makes booking the right hotel with Venere that much easier.
What's Brest Like?
Brest is a city that has mastered the best elements of a seafaring lifestyle. The local ports are still active and perfect for strolling and boat gazing. Meanwhile, the Port du Commerce is a popular meeting spot full of cafés and restaurants. The natural harbor, the Rade, is the best spot from which to take a boat ride around the scenic seascape. Due to most of the city having been destroyed during WWII, Brest is a mix of modern architecture with a handful of ancient monuments. The city's castle, Château de Brest, and Tanguy tower are the best examples of Brest's ancient past. Its modern attractions include the fantastic Pont de I'lroise bridge, a botanical garden and Océanopolis, an aquarium and marine park. Brest hotels are a great way to enjoy a unique beach-side stay while feeling far away from the typical overrun resort spots.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Brest
Brest's university makes it very much an active student city. That, mixed with the maritime environment, means that the city has both an interesting cultural and outdoor scene. Due to the Atlantic climate, Brest offers wonderful summer weather. Breton's culture and traditions influence a great part of the local landscape. However, the Breton dialect is rarely heard here. It's best to depend on French when visiting local shops and restaurants. The local cuisine heavily features fresh seafood as well as the famous Breton crêpe. Apple cider, another Breton specialty, is also popular. Venere partners with Brest hotels to make sure guests receive exactly what they are looking for: the best location at the best price. Moreover, Venere makes the whole process even more reliable with real hotel reviews from real guests.