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The monuments of Brest. By Gaëtan, François, Julie, Delphine, Automne, Manu, Maël, Pierre-Louis and Rébecca. The Tanguy Tower. The Tanguy Tower was built in the XIVth century to watch out for enemy boats arriving in the bay of Brest.

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The monuments of brest

The monuments of Brest

By Gaëtan, François, Julie, Delphine, Automne, Manu, Maël, Pierre-Louis and Rébecca


The tanguy tower
The Tanguy Tower

  • The Tanguy Tower was built in the XIVth century to watch out for enemy boats arriving in the bay of Brest.

  • It is situated opposite Brest Castle, along the Penfeld River.


Inside the tower
Inside the tower…

  • There are models of old Brest with its fortifications, frescoes and paintings from the XIXth century.


An old church
An old church

  • Saint Martin church was built between 1869 and 1877.

  • The style of this church is neo-romanesque and neo-gothic.

  • It is one of the rare monuments that escaped the bombing of Brest during the second world war.


Brest castle
Brest castle

  • The castle of Brest is also part of the few monuments that were not destroyed during the war.

  • In the 3rd century, there was a Roman fortress where the castle now stands.


The castle seen from the sea
The castle seen from the sea

  • Today the castle houses the museum of the Navy.

  • It is really worth visiting.


The war memorial
The war memorial

  • It was built in 1954 to honour all those who died for France.

  • It is situated on the main public square of Brest, in front of the townhall between Siam and Jean-Jaurès streets, the two major commercial avenues in the town center.




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