The National Maritime Museum of Brest !!!

I have written several posts on this quant city of Brest, of the Finistére dept 29 of my lovely Bretagne. In my latest visit this week I went to our memorable resto and did some walking as usual all for the memories of always, We came with the family here often and always a nice trip, Therefore, let me tell you once again about the National Maritime Museum of Brest (Navy) !! Hope you enjoy the post as I. 

Brest castle canons entr museum maritime apr23

I love castles and when they house a Maritime Museum even more, and this is the case of the one in Brest. It is both museum of art and history, science and technical, human adventures and popular traditions, as well as a  center of maritime culture open to the widest public. 

Brest castle tours museum maritime apr23

The castle was built on the foundations of a 3C Roman castellum, and is the oldest heritage site in the city of Brest. The spaces open to the public, dating from the 15C, have been redesigned by Vauban. Beyond the permanent and temporary collections of the museum, you will also appreciate the walk on the external parts of the Castle: along its curtain walls and its walkway or from the top of the towers, with a breathtaking view of the harbor of Brest, the ports, the Penfeld and the city !!!

Brest castle front museum maritime apr23

Brest castle to commercial port apr23

The National Maritime Museum holds the riches of 17 centuries of history, It traces the history of the arsenal and large sea fleets from Primauguet and Richelieu until today, and confirms the close ties between the city of Brest and this maritime history. By browsing the different rooms of the castle, the historic heart of the city, and one of the few vestiges of its past, you will enjoy a superb collection of models of ships, paintings, sculptures, the pocket submarine, the evocation of the old Brest, The memories of the prison… all in connection with the great naval adventure. Alone or in the company of a speaker, discover this exceptional site that offers a superb panorama of the harbor, the Penfeld and the city. Do my other posts with more details.

Brest castle back museum maritime apr23

Brest castle end museum maritime apr23

The official National Maritime Museum of Brest:

The Brest tourist office on the museum:

There you go folks, this is a great museum and a great parking area just in front of the castle ,where we always parked and from there is easy walking all over the city center Brest. A wonderful time well spent with the family and highly recommended as one of the best maritime museums in the world !!! Again, hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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