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Welcome to Brest

Brest is a port city located on the most westerly tip of France. Its surrounding metropolitan region has a population of approximately 300,000.

A city traditionally associated with shipbuilding, today it is widely recognised as one of Europe’s most important centres for marine-based research. Covering an area of 220 km²., Brest is also very much a university city with 24,000 students including 1,700 foreign students.







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Brest offers an excellent quality of life. Here are just some of the reasons why living in Brest is such an attractive proposition:


  • Inexpensive and plentiful supply of accommodation
  • Good public transport system
  • Great beaches and surfing spots
  • Good pubs, restaurants and nightlife
  • Close proximity to wonderful landscapes
  • International airport with low-cost flights
  • Excellent road infrastructure
  • Daily direct air/rail link to Paris



Useful links:


www.bij-brest.org
www.crous-rennes.fr
www.etudiant.gouv.fr
www.mairie-brest.fr
www.cg29.fr
www.region-bretagne.fr
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/


How to get to Brest:


  • 2 free motorways from Rennes (east) to Brest and Nantes (south-east) to Brest.
  • 15 rail links from Brest Railway Station with Paris via high speed trains.
  • 9 daily flights from Brest Airport to Paris; regular flights to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulon, London and more.
  • Ferries to Great Britain and Ireland
 
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