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
The Musee de la Fraise (Strawberry Museum) traces the history of this luscious fruit in France, throwing in a dose of local culture and some fab recipes for good measure (Rue Louis Nicolle, Plougastel-Daoulas, musee-fraise.net).
Satisfy your inner Tarzan at Arbreizh Aventure, where, using suitable safety equipment, you can swing through the trees, cross wobbly rope bridges and generally experience life in the tree tops. Or just enjoy a peaceful stroll in the woods below while the kids exhaust themselves (Bois de Keroual, arbreizh.com).