Cheap flights to Brest
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.
Dansefabrik, on 17-22 March, aims to get the whole of Brest dancing. This year's festival director is placing the accent on Arab culture, and this is your chance to learn the moves. There will be shows, workshops, free lessons and street displays. brest-metropole-tourisme.fr/en
Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, which is a miniature pearl and has an especially rich collection of maritime-themed art. Temporary exhibitions keep the place lively. On the first Sunday of every month, entrance is free (24 Rue Traverse, musee-brest.com).
The Fort Montbarey, dating from the time of Louis XVI, houses a WWII museum, including all sorts of vehicles, photos, films, models of the combat zones, exhibitions, and a memorial to the dead. Full details from the Tourist Office. brest-metropole-tourisme.fr