Business tourism

Brest, a city on the move

  • 8 towns
  • 209,480 inhabitants (of which 145,200 in Brest)
  • Brittany's second largest university city 23,000 students in 3rd level education
  • Research city: 60% of French research linked to the sea has Brest as a base.
  • 45% of New Information and Communication Technology centres are based in Brittany: Brest, Lannion and Rennes.
  • France's 2nd naval base
  • One of the most attractive natural harbours in Europe: 15,000 hectares.
  • Europe's 2nd largest National Botanical Conservatory
  • City looking out on the sea with a privileged setting

Easy to get to  

  • An international airport (817,000 passengers) located 20 minutes from the city centre. One hour from Paris: 9 regular daily lines and other connections: Bordeaux/London/Lyon/Marseille/Nice
  • SNCF railway station in the city centre: 15 daily connections to Paris on Atlantic TGV (high speed train).
  • 2 toll-free motorways to Rennes (2 hours) and Nantes (3 hours).

Our strong points:

  • A National Theatre, conference centre and exhibition centre.
  • 47 hotels from 1 to 3 * numbering 1,741 rooms; 4 hotel residences, three camp sites, a youth hostel, 300 restaurants.