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Brest is a festive, musical city, inviting you to dress up for a concert, a drink on the harbor or a show. Discover 5 ways to go out in Brest and immerse yourself in the "city by night" atmosphere.
Going out in Brest
In Brest, music is everywhere, offering just as many reasons to go out and party. Weekdays or weekends, there's always a concert somewhere. It's not for nothing that the city has seen the birth of renowned artists such as Yann Tiersen, Christophe Miossec and members of the group Matmatah, who pay tribute to the Lambézellec district in "Lambé An Dro".
Time to spare?
Push open the door of a record shop in Brest to unearth a few nuggets.
Every year, the Grand Bain festival offers 2 days of concerts and DJ sets in Brest's Foch swimming pool.
There's no need to pack your swimsuit - the event takes place during the annual draining of the pools!
Le Cabaret Vauban,
Brest's legendary concert venue, once a ballroom, Le Cabaret Vauban is located in the heart of the city, in the basement of the Hôtel Vauban, which has been owned by the same family for over a century.
With around a hundred events a year, the venue offers an eclectic program, from French chanson to electro evenings and major international rock bands.
In this intimate, convivial venue, it's not unusual to come across the artist leaning against the bar after the concert.
Did you know?
Every year, the Atlantic Jazz Festival makes a stopover in Brest. In 1917, before leaving for the front, American soldiers brought jazz to Brest.
More than just one, or even two concert halls, La Carène, created in 2007 on Brest's Port de Commerce, is a veritable complex dedicated to contemporary music, regularly hosting artists in residence in its 6 recording studios.
During the music season, almost 90 concerts are held here. Rock, world music, metal, punk, electro and children's shows: the varied program aims to make musical culture accessible to all audiences.
The best thrills are experienced in this XXL artistic and sporting venue, which can accommodate up to 5,000 people.
Major basketball or handball competitions, dance shows, concerts and comedy shows follow one another.
Modern, state-of-the-art equipment that combines comfort and sound quality for an equally XXL-sized experience.
In Brest, summer is all about Port Thursdays!
While the week is not quite over, we're already activating weekend mode with concerts and entertainment in a friendly, family atmosphere.
Where to have a drink
and party in Brest?
Want to soak up theatmosphere in Brest? Head for the port or the bas de Siam to take the temperature.
On the terrace in summer, standing at the bar in winter, the promiscuity of the place encourages exchange and discussion. Over a soft drink or a local beer, you can catch up on old times as the night falls over the city: the evening is just beginning!