The Navy Museum

In a city where the sea air and wonderful scenery incite al fresco activities, visitors tend to overlook Le Musée de La Marine. The title might sounds dull and dusty, but even if you’re not a fan of museums, Le Musée de La Marine, set inside Brest’s atmospheric mediaeval castle, will win you over with its enchanting collection of model ships, paintings and sculptures that give a fascinating

insight into life in Brest through the centuries. Dedicated to the history of the local navy, the exhibition is accompanied by a lively audio guide that explains the main exhibits on show. Take a leisurely ramble along the castle ramparts afterwards and enjoy panoramic views over Brest town and the city’s colourful commercial port.

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