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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Brest Bretagne Airport (BQT), just under 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 10km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Brest are Thrifty, Sixt, Avis, Hertz and Europcar.

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    Warmest month: July (17°C)
    Coldest month: January (6°C)

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Hire a car in Brest

Though slightly rough around the edges, Brest has a slowly softening core.

Poised on the tip of Brittany, the port city stands as one of France’s three naval bases. Brest’s long heritage was greatly destroyed during WWII after it was reduce to rubble. Yet despite being rebuilt for practicality, rather than beauty, the city’s nautical history, castle (once owned by an English king) and aquarium provide the city with an interesting character.

Breathe in the salty sea air while driving along the Brittany coastline. Take a road trip to the grand Mont Saint-Michel and peer inside the stunning abbey. Alternative day trips from Brest include the sandy beaches of Perros-Guirec and Pennes, with its colourfully titled houses and cobbled streets.

Sights to see

The refreshing, lively city of Brest on the Brittany coastline is steeped in maritime heritage and offers plenty of things to see and do. Explore this charming French city and the enchanting region of Brittany with easyCar.

Things to do Brest

Located right out on the tip of the Brittany peninsula, Brest enjoys the crisp air from the Atlantic as well as the clear, shimmering waters that lap its shoreline. A fascinating mix of old-world France and thriving commercial centre, Brest is covered with cobbled streets and ancient ruins, as well as hi-tech buildings and malls. Brest’s location as a natural harbour made it a prime target during World War Two. However, many of the city’s original features remain undamaged. You can learn more about the distinctive and proud seafaring history of Brest in the Musee de la Marine de Brest located in the city’s wonderful castle. The Chateau Brest is an impressive 15th Century castle that stands near the heart of the city. The town also boasts the largest open-air aquarium in Europe. Oceanopolis is a fantastic attraction for all the family, featuring habitats filled with hundreds of different marine animals and fish, from seals to seahorses.

Brest: Discover more

The area surrounding Brest is filled with both natural and historic attractions. Renting a car is the best way to make the most out of your stay. St. Brieuc is a fascinating little seaside village with a traditional Anglo-Saxon atmosphere. St. Malo is a beautiful old walled city dating back to the 12th Century. You can wander around the ramparts and enjoy the stunning views before heading down to the lively ancient harbour for a steaming bowl of fresh mussels.

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