A maritime metropolis
at the forefront

The Brest metropolis distinguishes itself at the national and international level in several areas of expertise, with competitiveness clusters involved at the international level, and leading companies in new technology, the agri-food industry and finance

It is the number one French ship repair site and is where more than half the researchers in marine science and technology work.

Brest is culturally vibrant, with the Quartz (first national theatre in terms of attendance, with about a hundred shows each season), Brest Arena (sports and entertainment events), Océanopolis, which takes you on a trip around the world of oceans…

Brest means the sea!

18 hectares (+/- 44 acres) of inland sea

5 ports

A land of explorers with an exceptional heritage

Point of departure and arrival of major ocean races, 25 records have been broken here

Unparalleled maritime festivals...