Brest Maritime Festival

brest maritime festival 2008.jpgBrest (29 Finistere), Brittany’s major city and port hosts its International Maritime Festival from  10 – 16 July 2020 Brest Maritime Festival.

With 25 nations represented, some 2000 mainly traditional boats, 15,000 sailors the event promises much over the 7 days – moored boats, parades of boats, racing, music and dance plus the launch of a newly-restored cutter ship.

Once again, Brest will be bringing together boats and crews from around the world and attracting all the fans. Nowhere else can you find such a variety of sailing boats, such a large number of small and large craft.

The crews that have been invited are the major contributors to the event, all true volunteers, who come along to enjoy meeting each other and sharing their great experience of the sea and the festival. The visitors are completely right. They like to find out about the sea, they love these magnificent or charming boats, which are so very different from those you see in today’s marinas, and in Brest, they can see them under sail moving around the harbour. They can find in Brest the authentic atmosphere of a real living port, as well as the emotion of a rare occasion. They can really feel like they are at the heart of maritime history…

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