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  Brest (France) - MSN Encarta
Brest [bʁest] is a city and commune in the Finistère department and Bretagne region of north-western France.
Brest (France), city in northwestern France, in Finistère Department, at the mouth of the Penfeld River, on the Bay of Brest (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean), in Brittany.
Brest became a possession of the duke of Brittany in 1240, belonged to England from 1342 to 1397, and passed, with Brittany, to the French crown in the 1490s.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553161/Brest_(France).html   (268 words)

  
  Brest, France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brest is a city in the Bretagne région, north-west France, sous-préfecture of the Finistère département.
Brest is located amidst dramatic landscape near the entrance of the natural Rade de Brest, at the west end of the Brittany peninsula.
Brest is located at the heart of Brittany, and the local people are extremely proud of this.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brest,_France   (709 words)

  
 Brest (France) - ninemsn Encarta
With a population of approximately 170,000, Brest is the second largest town in the French coastal region of Brittany.
Brest (France), city in north-west France, in the Department of Finistère, at the mouth of the Penfeld River on the Bay of Brest (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean) in Brittany.
Brest became a possession of the dukes of Brittany in 1240, was held by the English from 1342 to 1397, and passed together with the rest of Brittany, to the French Crown in the 1490s.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553161/Brest_(France).html   (268 words)

  
 Brest travel guide - Wikitravel
Brest is a city on the west Altantic coast of France.
Brest is served by a regional airport, located to the north-east of the city.
Brest is linked with Rennes (N12) and Nantes (N165) by toll-free divided highways.
wikitravel.org /en/Brest_(France)   (230 words)

  
 Brest, France - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Brest, France
Naval base and industrial port in the département of Finistère, situated on two hills separated by the River Penfeld at Rade de Brest (Brest Roads), a large bay whose only entrance is a narrow channel, at the western extremity of Brittany in northwest France; population (1999 est) 149,600.
Historically Brest was often a point of dispute between France and England, with several naval engagements between the two countries taking place off Brest during the 17th and 18th centuries.
After the Allied landing in France in 1944, the city was under siege for a period of six weeks (August–September), and when the German garrison finally capitulated no building in the old city had escaped damage, and most had been destroyed.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Brest,+France   (400 words)

  
 Brest Hotels: Find and Compare Hotel Room Rates in Brest - Kayak.com
The Ibis Brest Centre hotel is located in the city centre, close to the port and 500 m from the Convention centre.
The Ibis Brest Kergaradec hotel is at the entrance to the city, on the route to the islands of Finistère, the Côte des Légendes, and the Pays des Abers.
The Hotel Kyriad de Brest is ideally situated in Brest city center, 0.6 miles from the central train station and a stone's throw away from the Congress Hall, the yacht harbor and Océanopolis park.
www.kayak.com /h/destinations/info/FR/Brest   (558 words)

  
 Overview of Brest, France: Denver Sister Cities International
Brest, France is Denver’s first Sister City and was the second Sister City established in the United States.
Brest is only 4.5 hours by train and little over 1 hour by plane from Paris.
Located in Brittany, one of France's most rugged regions, it is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline, ancient towns, magical islands and inland woods.
www.denversistercities.org /brest.php   (290 words)

  
 Port de Brest - France
The port is a gateway to France, Europe and a connection to ongoing worldwide sailings.
Brest it is also a port, which serves Europe's number one food industrial area.
Founder member of the Association of Ports of the Atlantic Arc (APAA), Brest is an ideal port for transhipment in the case of the development of inter-european sea links and trans-european transport networks.
www.port.cci-brest.fr /indexen.htm   (122 words)

  
 uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas - Bases - Brest, France
The 1st Flotilla moved from Kiel to Brest in June 1941 and the first boat reached the new base was U-204 on the 27th June 1941.
Brest was captured by the allied forced on September 21, 1944 after a fierce month-long battle which caused US forces over 10,000 casualities and almost wiped out the entire town.
Brest is still a submarine base, now serving the French Navy of course, and the bunker is still in use today.
uboat.net /flotillas/bases/brest.htm   (562 words)

  
 Brest
The garden of Stangalard is located on the east side of town and is a great place to spend an afternoon walking on the many paths that weave their way around small ponds practically all the way to the harbor.
Connected to Brest by the first concrete bridge in Europe (now a pedestrian bridge) and by a contemporary bridge, Plougastel is not only the home of several Brest host-families, it is also the launch pad of adventures into the peninsula.
Brest is special for many reasons, one of which is the fact that American tourists are somewhat rare, making it an ideal location to avoid speaking English.
www.indiana.edu /~iuhpfl/brest.htm   (1515 words)

  
 RV hire France Ajaccio, Brest, Digne, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse Motorhome Rental and French campervan hire.
France is a beautiful and diverse country and hiring a Motorhome is an ideal way to take in as much as you can.
France is a relatively large country and away from the cities you can find lots of beautiful scenery.From the rugged coast of Brittany, the hills of Provence, the Loire valley to the snowcapped Alps you will find a variety of geography.
Marseilles is in the South of France and a principal Dock in the Mediterranean.
www.rv-network.co.uk /france.htm   (559 words)

  
 Brest France - Brittany - IndigoGuide Brest
Brest is located in a wide natural harbour, the Rade de Brest, which shelters it from the riotous seas that lash the coastline of Finistère, the westernmost part of Brittany.
Brest is an important naval base and white-uniformed sailors are seen everywhere when on shore leave.
The town of Brest has little to charm the tourist, but the impressive 15th-century Chateau de Brest on the headland is a good thing to see from a distance, if a little dull inside.
www.indigoguide.com /france/brest.htm   (564 words)

  
 Brest Hotels. Brest Accommodation Hotel in France Discounts
Hotel Center Brest close to the city centre and this convenient hotel is ideal for stopovers and breaks just outside the centre of Brest.
The Ibis Brest Centre Hotel is located in the city centre, close to the port and about 500 metres from the Convention Centre.
The Ibis Brest Kergaradec Hotel is at the entrance to the city, on the route to the islands of Finistere, the Cote des Legendes and the Pays des Abers.
www.holidaycityeurope.com /bresthotels   (241 words)

  
 About Brest Directory and Business in Brest by EnjoyFrance.com
Brest is a city in the Bretagne région, north-west France.
Brest is located amidst dramatic landscape near the entrance of the natural Rade de Brest, at the west end of the Brittany peninsula.
Brest is located at the heart of Brittany, and the local people are extremely proud of this.
www.enjoyfrance.com /directory/Brest.html   (312 words)

  
 tourist information on Brest - a vacation holiday guide
Brest is the second largest town in Brittany and is sheltered by a large natural harbour known as 'La Rade de Brest'.
Brest itself is a modern port dominated by the French Naval Fleet and is rich in maritime history.
Situated in Brest city centre, the Hotel de la Paix is on the north bank and close to places of interests....
www.justtourfrance.com /bretagne/town.asp?town=Brest&area=Finistere&county=Bretagne   (598 words)

  
 Brest (France)
Naval base and industrial port in the département of Finistère, situated on two hills separated by the River Penfeld at Rade de Brest (Brest Roads), a large bay whose only entrance is a narrow channel, at the western extremity of Brittany in northwest France; population (2004 est) 298,300.
Historically Brest was often a point of dispute between France and England, with several naval engagements between the two countries taking place off Brest during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The tricolour is reminiscent of the flag of France, the former colonial power.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017991.html   (408 words)

  
 Brest France Arrival, information and accommodation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brest's airport (tel 02.98.32.01.00), 9km northeast of the centre at Guipavas, is seeing much more tourist traffic these days, though no local buses coincide with flights.
A taxi into central Brest should cost around €12, or the airport has car rental desks for all the major chains.
Sailings are met at the port in Le Fret by buses for Crozon (15min), MORGAT (30min) and Camaret (40min).
france-for-visitors.com /brittany/brest/information.html   (292 words)

  
 Brest Hotel - Guide of Hotels in Brest, France.
Naval base and industrial port in the département of Finistère, situated on two hills separated by the River Penfeld at Rade de Brest (Brest Roads), a large bay whose only entrance is a narrow channel, at the western extremity of Brittany in northwest France; population (1999 est) 149,600.
The town of Brest is built on a Roman site on the slopes of two hills intersected by the river.
It was under English rule twice before the incorporation of Brittany with France in 1532.
www.hotels-france-travel.com /ville/brest/brest-hotel.htm   (293 words)

  
 Quimper Home Exchange in nearby Brest France [ahaGO]
Brest is the marine capital of brittany, root of the celtic world in europe: The region has the talest seashore of France and remained wild/not crowded by people while touristic and with a really rich tradition/culture.
From brest you have an easy access to everwhere in brittany by buses and trains (and brest itself hasall the desired amenities as it's a 100000 ihbts city).
My name is morgane, i'm from brittany, france and I'm graduated in town planning and mike is from Iowa, graduated in ecology.We are a french-american couple (23 yr old) and we leave france in august to live in Vermont(mike) and quebec,montreal (morgane) where we are going to stay a year at least.
www.ahago.com /home-exchange?ID=HMZ002R001&showPic=Yes   (347 words)

  
 Plymouth City Council - Brest France
The exceptional setting of the deep and protected natural harbour was the main reason for the birth of the city in the 17th century and quickly encouraged its strategic military importance.
Reconstructed after the war, Brest with its current population of 220,000 is a large university city with six colleges, six major engineering schools, 25,000 students and 1,500 research scientists.
A powerful communication network also allows Brest to open out to the entire world, with its international airport, capable of receiving long-haul jets, free direct motorway, access to Paris and Northern and Southern Europe, high speed TGV train to Paris and a daily ferry via Roscoff to Plymouth within easy reach.
www.plymouth.gov.uk /brestfrance   (311 words)

  
 Hotels in Brest France
The hotel is situated in the city centre of Brest, next to the Palais des Congrès, the harbours and the train stations.
The hotel is located in Brest, European maritime capital, in the city centre, close to the train station and near the Conference Centre.Easily accessible via all means of transportation, whether by car or with regular shuttles from the airport, you will find a car park across from the hotel.
In the heart of Brest, next to the main train station, and 10 mns from the harbour and OCEANOPOLIS, the Bellevue hotel is at the ideal setting for your stay in Brest.
cityindextravel.com /france/brest/index.html   (1982 words)

  
 A2Z Languages: French language school and study abroad programs in Brest France
The French school in Brest specializes in the teaching of French as a foreign language.
Founded in 1987, the French language school in Brest is run by the Brest Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Brest is a perfect jumping off point for sites of interest in Brittany.
www.a2zlanguages.com /brest.htm   (555 words)

  
 Cheap Airfare from/to Brest - BES, France
Air France has 3 daily flights from Brest to Lyon, for a total of 190 seats daily.
Air France has 1 daily flights from Brest to Nantes, for a total of 50 seats daily.
Air France has 1 daily flights from Brest to Marseille, for a total of 50 seats daily.
www.farecompare.com /flights/Brest-BES/city.html   (599 words)

  
 RMIT - FAQ - Brest, France
Brest student representatives escort the group from the accommodation to the University on the Monday morning.
Your responsibility to the Brest University and RMIT University will have then concluded and you will be free to continue with your travels.
You will be notified by email once RMIT receives your transcripts from Brest sometime in March.
www.rmit.edu.au /browse;ID=ftbud358hbw91   (475 words)

  
 Brest hotels, France > Expedia
If you also need flights to Brest or car hire in Brest then take a look at some of the fantastic deals we have on offer.
This typically French hotel is located in the center of Brest next to the railway station and a few kilometers from the beach.
This modern rotunda-style hotel is situated in Plougastel-Daoulas near the centre of Brest, 10 kilometres from the yachting harbour.
www.expedia.co.uk /index/france/1/brest-hotels.aspx   (773 words)

  
 Car Rental in Brest, France with Auto Europe
Brest is a seaport with an excellent, protected harbor rich in maritime history.
Located on the coast of Brittany, and central to many of its attractions, Brest is an excellent choice for visitors wishing to tour the area.
Brest has been reborn as a modern city because much of the city was flattened by Allied bombings.
www.autoeurope.com /car-rental/Brest-rental-guide.cfm?c=1335   (449 words)

  
 Hotel Rates in Brest, France
The modern spacious Abalys Hotel Centre Gare is located in the center of Brest, 300 meters from the train station and 500 meters from the castle.
Appart'City Brest is a modern, white three story building, conveniently close to both the marina and Brest town center, two kilometers from the port.
Situated in central Brest, Hotel L'Amiraute is a modern property, four kilometres away from Oceanopolis Discovery Park and the beach, and 25 kilometres away from Landerneau.
hotel-rate.net /France/AllStates/BREST/city-hotel-rates.aspx   (415 words)

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