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|Brest city centre|
|Brest Bretagne Airport (BES): 6 mi from city centre|
The city of Brest, France doesn’t brag or boast because the beauty speaks for itself. You’ll see when you plan your holidays in Brest. Finding cheap flights to Brest is easy since it is served by low cost airlines like Ryanair (from London Stansted Airport) and Flybe (from Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester and Southampton).
Search for your flights at least 3-4 months before your departure to be sure you find the lowest rates. Avoid travelling on long weekends or during national holidays, theses peak times surely push the prices up of hotels in Brest as well as flight prices.
Direct flights to Brest take 1 hour from London.
The population of Brest is approximately 146,000, just large enough for a quiet vacation for two or a nice family getaway. Not popular so much for its large number of tourist attractions, the city of Brest instead prides itself on the quality of offerings and the comfortable feel they bring. Fly low cost and then hire a car from the airport to discover other coastal French towns like Saint-Pol-de-Leon, Perros-Guirc and others.
Oceanopolis: Every trip to Brest should include a visit to "Oceanopolis," it houses three pavilions to discover the world's oceans: polar, temperate and tropical.
Gardens: For bright and sunny days, the Vallon du Stang Alar is a great place to pass an afternoon. The city's botanical gardens and greenhouses are spectacular.
Rue de Siam: Rue de Siam is in the centre of Brest and stands 64 meters (210 feet) high as one of the most beautiful drawbridges you may ever see. It also connects Brest to Recouvrance.
Find more information on Brittany Tourism.
Hotels in Brest are extremely popular in summer and during French and British holidays. If you plan a trip during half-term or Easter, it's essential to book your hotel rooms as far in advance as possible. During the off-season there are plenty of hotels to choose from and rooms are readily available at a cheap price.