Brest: Folkloric traditions and beautiful scenery
A lovely French port town on the Atlantic west coast of the country, in the region of Brittany, Brest boasts a long and prestigious maritime tradition and is France’s principal naval port.
Naval enthusiasts will be keen to visit the Maritime Museum, while our guests travelling with youngsters can add a child-friendly element to their day off the ship by stopping off at the fun new Oceanarium, which houses a range of aquariums.
Well known for its folkloric traditions and beautiful scenery, this part of France offers a different experience to more touristy areas such as the Riviera. Here, you can leave your luxury cruise ship for a day exploring this charming town or venturing further afield to visit the nearby heritage town of Quimper.
Port average temperature
Thanks to its location along the sea, the summers in Brest are warm, but not scorching. Average temperatures during the summer run around 20°C, but they can sometimes get hotter. June, July and August are the peak season in Brest, especially for painters who come to take advantage of the special light of this area. During the winter, the temperature rarely drops below freezing, averaging around 7°C.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.