Brest, France

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Brest is a port city in the Finistère département in Brittany.wikipedia
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Brittany

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Brest is a port city in the Finistère département in Brittany.
In 2012, the largest metropolitan areas were Nantes (897,713 inhabitants), Rennes (690,467 inhabitants), and Brest (314,844 inhabitants).

Château de Brest

BrestcastleChâteau Brest
During the Middle Ages, the history of Brest was the history of its castle.
The Château de Brest is a castle in Brest, Finistère, France.

List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants (2006 census)

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With 142,722 inhabitants in a 2007 census, Brest is at the centre of Western Brittany's largest metropolitan area (with a population of 300,300 in total), ranking third behind only Nantes and Rennes in the whole of historic Brittany, and the 19th most populous city in France; moreover, Brest provides services to the one million inhabitants of Western Brittany.

Finistère

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Brest is a port city in the Finistère département in Brittany.
The largest population center in Finistère is Brest.

University of Western Brittany

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Besides a multidisciplinary university, the University of Western Brittany, Brest and its surrounding area possess several prestigious French elite schools such as École Navale (the French Naval Academy), Télécom Bretagne and the Superior National School of Advanced Techniques of Brittany (ENSTA Bretagne, formerly ENSIETA).
The University of Western Brittany (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, UBO) is a French university, located in Brest, in the Academy of Rennes.

École nationale supérieure des télécommunications de Bretagne

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Besides a multidisciplinary university, the University of Western Brittany, Brest and its surrounding area possess several prestigious French elite schools such as École Navale (the French Naval Academy), Télécom Bretagne and the Superior National School of Advanced Techniques of Brittany (ENSTA Bretagne, formerly ENSIETA).
This grande école of engineering is located near Brest in Brittany.

Académie de Marine

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Brest's history has always been linked to the sea: the Académie de Marine (Naval Academy) was founded in 1752 in this city.
The Royal Naval Academy of France (L'Académie royale de marine) was founded at Brest by a ruling of 31 July 1752 by Antoine Louis de Rouillé, comte de Jouy, Secretary of State for the Navy.

École Navale

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Besides a multidisciplinary university, the University of Western Brittany, Brest and its surrounding area possess several prestigious French elite schools such as École Navale (the French Naval Academy), Télécom Bretagne and the Superior National School of Advanced Techniques of Brittany (ENSTA Bretagne, formerly ENSIETA).
Originally the academy was based on ships, anchored in the harbour of Brest, such as the Borda (previously named Valmy), hence the nickname of "Bordache" given to the students.

Battle of Camaret

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In 1694, an English squadron under Lord Berkeley was soundly defeated in its attack on Brest.
The Battle of Camaret was an amphibious landing at Camaret Bay on 18 June 1694 by the English and Dutch in an attempt to seize the French port of Brest and destroy part of the French fleet stationed there, as part of the Nine Years' War.

IFREMER

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
Brest is also an important research centre, mainly focused on the sea, with among others the largest Ifremer (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) centre, le Cedre (Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution) and the French Polar Institute.
Ifremer is located in 26 sites, including 5 main centres (Boulogne, Brest, Nantes, Toulon et Tahiti), a headquarters (Issy-les-Moulineaux).

French Navy

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This soon became a base for the French Navy.
He was succeeded by his protégé, Jean Baptiste Colbert, who introduced the first code of regulations of the French Navy, and established the original naval dockyards in Brest and Toulon.

John IV, Duke of Brittany

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In 1342 John IV, Duke of Brittany surrendered Brest to the English, in whose possession it was to remain until 1397.
Having achieved victory with English support (and having married into the English royal family), Duke John IV was constrained to confirm several English barons in positions of power within Brittany, especially as controllers of strategically important strongholds in the environs of the port of Brest, which gave the English military access to the peninsula, and which took revenue from Brittany to the English crown.

Battle for Brest

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In 1944, after the Allied invasion of Normandy, the city was almost totally destroyed during the Battle for Brest, with only a tiny number of buildings left standing.
The main port the Allied forces hoped to seize and put into their service was Brest, in northwestern France.

Celtic languages

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The name of the town is first recorded as Bresta; it may derive from *brigs, a Celtic word for "hill."

Rennes

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With 142,722 inhabitants in a 2007 census, Brest is at the centre of Western Brittany's largest metropolitan area (with a population of 300,300 in total), ranking third behind only Nantes and Rennes in the whole of historic Brittany, and the 19th most populous city in France; moreover, Brest provides services to the one million inhabitants of Western Brittany.
By road, Saint-Malo can be reached in 45 minutes, Nantes in 1 hour, Brest in 2 hours and 30 minutes, Paris in 4 hours, Bordeaux in 5 hours and Bruxelles in 6 hours and 30 minutes.

Rue de Siam

rue de Siam'' (Siam Street)
Brest is best known for its Pont de Recouvrance (Recouvrance Bridge, a massive drawbridge 64 m/210 ft high), the military arsenal and the rue de Siam (Siam Street).
The rue de Siam (or Siam Street) is the main arterial street of Brest.

Brest Arsenal

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Brest is best known for its Pont de Recouvrance (Recouvrance Bridge, a massive drawbridge 64 m/210 ft high), the military arsenal and the rue de Siam (Siam Street). Brest grew around its arsenal until the second part of the 20th century.
The Brest Arsenal (French - arsenal de Brest) is a collection of naval and military buildings located on the banks of the river Penfeld, in Brest, France.

Conservatoire botanique national de Brest

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The city also has a notable botanical garden specializing in endangered species, the Conservatoire botanique national de Brest, as well as the Jardin botanique de l'Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Clermont-Tonnerre.
The Conservatoire botanique national de Brest (32 hectares) is a notable botanical garden located at 52 Allée du Bot, Brest, Finistère, in the region of Brittany, France.

École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées Bretagne

ENSTA BretagneÉcole nationale supérieure de techniques avancées de BretagneENSIETA
Besides a multidisciplinary university, the University of Western Brittany, Brest and its surrounding area possess several prestigious French elite schools such as École Navale (the French Naval Academy), Télécom Bretagne and the Superior National School of Advanced Techniques of Brittany (ENSTA Bretagne, formerly ENSIETA).
The ENSTA Bretagne is located in Brest, France.

Pont de Recouvrance

Recouvrance Bridge
Brest is best known for its Pont de Recouvrance (Recouvrance Bridge, a massive drawbridge 64 m/210 ft high), the military arsenal and the rue de Siam (Siam Street).
The Pont de Recouvrance is a vertical-lift bridge in Brest, France, across the river Penfeld.

Brest Naval Training Centre

The French naval base now houses the Brest Naval Training Centre.
Housed in the Brest naval base, the CIN is made up of the lycée naval (a lycée that also prepares students to enter France's officer-training schools), the École de maistrance (training future naval non-commissioned officers) and the seamen's training school.

Tour Tanguy

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The castle and the Tanguy tower are the oldest monuments of Brest.
The Tour Tanguy, Bastille de Quilbignon or Tour de la Motte Tanguy is a medieval tower on a rocky motte beside the Penfeld river in Brest, France.

Jardin botanique de l'Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Clermont-Tonnerre

The city also has a notable botanical garden specializing in endangered species, the Conservatoire botanique national de Brest, as well as the Jardin botanique de l'Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Clermont-Tonnerre.
The Jardin botanique de l'Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Clermont-Tonnerre (Botanical Garden of the Teaching Hospital of the Clermont-Tonnerre Armies) is a botanical garden located on the grounds of the Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Clermont-Tonnerre at Rue du Colonel Fonferrier, Brest, Finistère, in the region of Brittany, France.

Penfeld

Parc des expositions de la Penfeldriver Penfeld
The naval port, which is in great part excavated in the rock, extends along both banks of the Penfeld river.
The town of Brest, in Finistère, has grown up on its left (east) bank.

Recouvrance, Brest

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In Recouvrance, the west bank of the town, there remains an authentic street of the 17th century, Saint-Malo Street.
Recouvrance is the section of the city of Brest, France on the right bank of the river Penfeld.