The Montbarey Memorial


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The Montbarey Memorial

Brest provided the Memorial Association with the fort to create a museum telling the history of the French region of Finistère during the Second World War. All together it consists of five forts.The fort itself dates back to the late 18th century, when it was first built by Louis XVI.

Do & See

Brest's longstanding link with the sea is the theme running through most of its visitor attractions. Visit the Brest Fort containing the excellent Navy Museum to learn more about the city's maritime past and present, stop by the famous Océanopolis aquarium to marvel at mysterious underwater creatures, or simply take a boat ride along the coastline to breathe the fresh sea breeze and catch the spirit of this historic city.