A sunset stroll near the Château de Brest

 End of the day around the Château de Brest 

3 ways to get away from it all at the end of the day, without leaving the city: head for the Château de Brest!

Spend the day around the Château de Brest

Take a break for an afterwork or after a day of intensive sightseeing in Brest metropole in a nice place that invites you to relax!

The area around Château de Brest is ideal: a view of the harbor at sunset, lively terraces and a city that lives on in the waning daylight.

  • A panoramic view of the harbor.
  • An atmosphere of pleasure and conviviality.
  • Walk on the sea on the Lapérouse dike.
Sunset aperitifs in the Jardin de l'Académie
Picnic near the castle - Tourisme Brest Métropole

Did you know?

The Château de Brest is 17 centuries old! Long a military fortress, it now houses the Musée National de la Marine.

End of the day at the Jardin de l'Académie - Tourisme Brest Métropole

Chill in the Jardin de l'Académie

Adjoining the Château de Brest, the Jardin de l'Académie is ideal for a picnic green picnic and calm. It is, par excellence, the family-friendly spot where all generations gather to share a moment, an aperitif or a game of Breton shuffleboard at the end of the day.

From here, you can enjoy panoramic view of the harbour. At sunset, it's even more beautiful!

Drinks on the terrace at Marina du Château
Marina du Château - Tourism Brest Metropole

Drinks on the Marina du Château

Take a stroll down to the port du Château, watch the pleasure boats and listen to the shrouds snapping in the breeze. It's a good time to settle down at a café terrace and have a drink while watching the port drift off to sleep.

Why not extend the evening with a seafood platter seafood platter or fish & chips ?

The Marina du Château is the leading marina in the bay. It has 650 berths.

Lapérouse dam - Tourisme Brest Métropole

Walking on the sea on Digue Lapérouse

Leaving the restaurant, head for the Digue Lapérouse for a digestive stroll: without doubt the most beautiful place in Brest to admire a sunset! !

This 400-metre jetty juts out into the harbour, giving you the impression of walking on the sea and out to sea. Here, you can watch the boats come and go, joggers, walkers and cuttlefish fishermen who leave behind the ink stains on the ground, proof of a successful catch!


"In summer, I come here several times a week to run on the seawall, in the cool evenings. It's really a place where I can clear my head, where I can totally disconnect, facing the sea. It's a treasure that few towns in France can boast!"


in Brest métropole

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How do I get there?

The Château de Brest overlooks the mouth of the Penfeld river. To get there :

  • Tramway: Line A / Château stop
  • Bus: Line 2 / Musée de la Marine stop
  • Cable car: Jean Moulin station
  • Car: Brest'Park Château parking lot (fee payable)
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