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Normandy and Brittany Tour 2018

This was a very quaint museum inside the tower, with lots of modelled scenes of Brest in the past... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Another key piece into grasping Brest's maritime importance

I went to the Castle of Brest before I visited this tower (and I recommend it this way!) What this... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2016
João V
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“Normandy and Brittany Tour 2018”
21 May 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very quaint museum inside the tower, with lots of modelled scenes of Brest in the past including Napoleanic times as well as more recent.

Thank scubajonb
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Situated across the river from the main castle entry to this curious single tower construction is free - but requires physical mobility to tackle the stairs. Inside is a display of the history of Brest with some interesting reproductions of early documents but what makes...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Beautiful place with and amazing view to the port, if you go to Brest in the 14 of July, here is a good place to see the fireworks.

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Reviewed July 3, 2016

I went to the Castle of Brest before I visited this tower (and I recommend it this way!) What this tower presents is complemented by what the Castle of Brest (Navy's museum) has, so both are a must in my opinion. There is no admission...More

2  Thank João V
Reviewed January 18, 2016

This tower was closed when we passed by on sunday morning, it is open in the afternoon and is free, it makes a good picture and is a part of old Brest

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Reviewed November 29, 2015

Pity we couldn’t get there, despite we arrived during working the tower was closed, we knocked but without success

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Reviewed September 21, 2015

In this tower there is an exposition of the city of Brest before it was destroyed. There are many draws, plans ans models of the life in Brest in the 19th and 20th century. What's best? You can enter for free, and it's open all...More

Thank Joaquina B
Reviewed April 19, 2015

The tower is one of very few old buildings that survived in Brest. It looks quite picturesque from the castle and from the bridge. It houses 3 floors of photos, plans and very funny models of Brest in old times. Look at the figures of...More

1  Thank NikolayG
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I don't speak French, and the exhibit seemed a bit outdated. But, if you are a historian, or just happen to LOVE Brest and it's founding (and you speak French) then you will probably enjoy it. It is small, but the surrounding grounds and proximity...More

1  Thank curiousflea
Reviewed January 31, 2015

The tower was closed when I tried to visit on a January afternoon, but offered little appeal as a view point. The castle across the harbour can be seen much more easily from the bridge above the tower or from an observation walkway about a...More

Thank Rick D
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