port city in the Finistère department, Brittany, France

Brest is a port city in the Finistère department, Brittany. Located in a sheltered bay not far from the western tip of the peninsula, and the western extremity of metropolitan France,[1] Brest is an important harbour and the second French military port after Toulon. The city is located on the western edge of continental France. With 142,722 inhabitants in a 2007 census, Brest forms 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.[2] Although Brest is by far the largest city in Finistère, the préfecture (regional capital) of the department is the much smaller Quimper. The demonym of its people is Brestois.

Brest - Le Château

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  • He is not the Duke of Brittany who is not the Lord of Brest.

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  1. Stina Backer (31 March 2018). Brest, France: What to see and do. CNN Travel.
  2. – Brest perspectives Archived 3 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine