Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Gouesnou and its surroundings
The city of Brest is the third biggest in the Brittany region, which means that there is ample opportunity for sight-seeing and exploration! Its Breton culture and heritage are an important part of Brest, and it's easy to soak this up whilst staying at the Campanile Brest- Gouesnou hotel! As Brest was almost completely destroyed by Allied bombs during the Second World War, little original architecture remains, but one building to survive was the Montbarey Fort, which is now home to a museum which tells the story of Brest during the war and how it survived and came back to life in the post-war years. The Museum of Fine Art was rebuilt after the war and now contains 16th century artworks, which were collected in the post-war years, and this is worth a visit. For the sporty visitor, as Brest is an important port city, sailing is very much a part of life here, and the USAM Voile(Sailing) club gives lessons for all ages and levels, so whether you want to learn from scratch or brush up your sailing skills, this is the place for you. Brest is such a big city, and as such, there are always festivals going on, and the carnival which takes place every year from the middle of July to late August is one of these. It is centred around the port, and live music of all genres is performed, including traditional Breton music, and local delicacies are served at the market stalls, so it is definitely worth going to get the real flavour of Brest!