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Flying to Brest

The city of Brest, France is a port city on the Breton peninsula in northwest France. It has also acted as a large naval base.

The city has a unique combination of beaches, medieval castles and current naval occupation. There is definitely plenty to look at, visit, and enjoy in the city.

As a seaport, most of the food in Brest is seafood, but there are also many excellent restaurants for crepes.

Brest offers things for visitors of all ages, indoors and outdoors. Oceanopolis and Sejours golf sur la Cote d’Emeraude can provide fun for the whole family or the golf enthusiast, while Le Mai des Arts de la Rue is a huge festival each May. The Armorique nature reserve is great for hikes and views.

The Tanguy Tower museum and the Musee de la Marine de Brest are popular stops for the museum goers, while the Brest castle is one of the most popular stops in the city overall.

Brest Bretagne Airport (airport code BES) caters to eight airlines, including Air France and low cost carriers EasyJet, Flybe, and Ryanair. The airport is only about six and a half miles outside of the city. Flights go to and from both Charles de Gaulle and Roissey airports in Paris, multiple times a day, as well as a few flights to London each day. Busses run between the train station and the airport.

Flight stats for Brest - did you know?
  • Brest is 8 km from Guipavas Airport (Brest, France).
  • Guipavas Airport (Brest, France)
    • Right now, 16 airlines operate out of Guipavas Airport.
    • Guipavas Airport offers nonstop flights to 12 cities.
    • Every week, at least 273 domestic flights and 2 international flights depart from Guipavas Airport.

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