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Head to the historic city of Brest  27/11/2013

If you're not familiar with the French city of Brest then it is, perhaps, about time you properly acquainted yourself with this great destination for visitors.

For a truly spectacular view, head to the naval port, which is found in one of France's most picturesque natural harbours and a sight that's well worth seeing.

At night time, in particular, this is a view that cannot be missed, not least because it provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable photo or two.

Historically, the city has been important from a military standpoint. During the Middle Ages, for instance, its castle took on iconic status,and to this day remains a popular attraction for fist-time visitors.

Château de Brest, as it is known to locals, is a spectacular sight and one that is definitely worth enjoying if you’re on a camping holiday in France.

The site has over 1,700 years of history and is in fact the oldest castle in the world that is still in use. It was claimed by the Nazis during the Second World War but subsequently regained by the French in 1945.

Since then, it has undergone lots of restoration work and is today in spectacular condition given its age and the various conflicts that it has seen.

The city itself, meanwhile, has become well known for its university, meaning you will always see young people milling around the centre of Brest.

This means that you’ll also find more than enough bars and restaurants in this part of the city to keep you entertained.

Why not try some of the local cuisine? The region is most famous for the Breton crepe and its love of cider, but there are plenty of tasty alternatives if neither of these tickle your fancy.

With so much to see and do in Brest, you’d be silly to spurn the opportunity.


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