Going to Brest, remember the beautiful poem by Jacques Prévert, "Remember Barbara, it was raining constantly on Brest, that day ..."
Brest was totally destroyed during the Second World War. Rebuilt in the twentieth century, nothing remains of the old neighborhoods, except that of Recouvrance that can now be reached by a cable car that spans the Penfeld River.
A new shopping and cultural center was born in the Capucins district, on a site retroceded by the Navy.
Old Brest was surrounded by ramparts built by Vauban. They protect the Castle built in the Middle Ages, which resisted the bombings of the last war.
From the esplanade of the Castle, we have a breathtaking view of the harbor of Brest, one of the wonders of the world. An intense activity develops between, on the one hand, naval warships of the French Navy, avisos, escorts, etc ... and sailboats of all kinds coming out to reach the high seas or returning to shelter. We can not get tired of the show.
Finally, in the vicinity of Brest, we must mention the aquarium "Oceanopolis" one of the great European aquarium, with three pavilions, the polar, the tropical and Brittany.