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Holidays to Brest take you to a part of France that is unlike any other. In fact, you could say it is more like Britain, and given the region we are talking about is called Brittany, that’s hardly surprising.

 This is a place steeped in Celtic heritage, with its own language, its own bagpipe-style music and a charming array of village festivals and street fairs.

A place with more than 1000 kilometres of dramatic rocky coastline, it’s dotted with swathes of sandy beaches and age-old fishing villages. And what’s more, it’s pretty popular in the old tourism stakes, drawing in the crowds with its trendy holiday resorts, ancient cafe-lined cities and a countryside packed with castles, manor houses, chapels and rolling forests.  

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Liberate your inner Jack Sparrow this autumn, helping to sail France's best-loved tall ship, "La Recouvrance". A full day's outing includes lunch on board, and passengers are warned that the captain could change course if weather or tides demand. Info from the tourist office. (www.larecouvrance.com)

Sightseeing


The Festival Primavera del Tango over the Easter weekend (14-17 April) is a great opportunity to get your dancing shoes on and join a lesson, or watch demonstrations on how it really should be done. www.brest.fr


The DansFabrik festival of modern and contemporary dance runs from 27th February to 5th March and this year highlights dance from Chile. There will be dance sessions and classes for everyone at all levels.

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Enjoy a 360° view of the city from France's first urban cable car and visit the Plateau des Capucins, now a smart modern, eco-friendly cultural hub with restaurants, art studios, exhibition spaces, and a library. (www.capucinsbrest.com)


The Musée Mémorial at Fort Montbarey tells the story of Brest's role in WWII, the occupation of the fort by the Nazis and the fate of Brest's inhabitants. Sombre but fascinating, it explains much about Brest today.


The Atlantic Jazz Festival (30 September to 16 October), concentrates on young French talent this year. There will be concerts in all the surrounding towns until 8 October when the action shifts to Brest. All info on www.atlantiquejazzfestival.com

Day Trips


Take a sunset cruise aboard Brest's favorite tall ship, La Recouvrance. Try your hand as a sailor, or just enjoy a drink on the bridge. The ships's 25th birthday party 14-16 July includes seven tall ships sailing out as a flotilla. (www.larecouvrance.com)


Buy tickets for a 1-2 day cruise on La Recouvrance, the famous tall ship, and see if you're lucky you can help sail it. Excursions are very popular, so book ahead. If you can't get tickets, you can at least go and see her when she's in port. See their full timetable and prices on www.larecouvrance.com

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