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Brest


Brest is a city in northwestern France, located at the extreme western tip of the Brittany (French: Bretagne) peninsula. As of 2004, the city had an estimated population of 146,000, and as of the 1999 census, the metropolitan region had a recorded population of 303,484.


Key Facts about Brest


Here are some facts about Brest:
  1. Brest is a city in northwestern France. It is located at the extreme western tip of the Brittany (French: Bretagne) peninsula.

  2. As of 2004, Brest had an estimated population of 146,000, and as of the 1999 census, the metropolitan region had a recorded population of 303,484.

  3. Brest is an important port and harbor, and the second most important French naval port after Toulon.

  4. Brest has a long and historic association with the sea. It is, for example, home to the Académie de Marine (the French Naval Academy) which was founded in 1752, and also a center of shipbuilding (the French Aircraft Carrier, Charles de Gaulle (R91) was built in Brest).

  5. Much of the old city of Brest was destroyed during World War II in the Battle of Brest. This battle took place in 1944 after the Allied landing in Normandy, when Allied forces tried to capture the port and liberate the city from entrenched German occupying forces.

  6. After World War II, the German government did pay reparations to the civilians of Brest as compensation for the destruction. The destroyed parts of the city were rebuilt, although these are largely of utilitarian concrete and granite construction.



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Brest or Bust: The Story of a PBP Year

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Every four years, several thousand cyclists make the iconic journey from Paris to the city of Brest on the westernmost tip of France. This is the story of one of them, why he wanted to do it, how he prepared for the event, and what he discovered on the way. Malcolm Dancy is the author of A Virgin Discovers Long Distance Cycling.

City Maps Brest France

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City Maps Brest France is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Brest adventure :)

Brest Fortress: A Guide

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The Nantes-Brest Canal: A Guide for Walkers and Cyclists

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Vacation Goose Travel Guide Brest Belarus

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Vacation Goose Travel Guide Brest Belarus is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Top 29 city attractions, top 50 city restaurants, top 17 hotels, and more than a dozen monthly weather statistics. This travel guide is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this pocket book be part of yet another fun Brest adventure :)

Brest: IGN72505

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Brest (Blay Foldex Towns & Cities Maps)

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