Brest Cruises

Morlaix and Kerjean Castle
Gardens of Daoulas Abbey
The Coast of Legends

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Brest, a cosmopolitan city and an MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination, is located on an inlet in France, in the beautiful region of Brittany. The towering Pont de Recouvrance, the fascinating National Maritime Museum, and the striking Pont de l'Iroise bridge all contribute to Brest’s distinguished character.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

● Morlaix and Kerjean Castle

● Gardens of Daoulas Abbey

● The Coast of Legends

Nestled in a natural estuary, fascinating Morlaix awaits you on an MSC Cruises excursion. Explore the charming old town with its cobbled streets and half-timbered houses while soaking up the historical atmosphere.  Stroll along the River Dossen, marvel at the 16th-century Duchesse Anne’s House, and visit the Gothic Church of Saint-Melaine. Afterwards, stop by Saint-Vougay and Le Château de Kerjean to admire classical Breton furniture and a host of exquisite paintings.

The picturesque town of Daoulas, near Brest, is home to a former monastery, the enchanting Daoulas Abbey. This Romanesque sanctuary and extraordinary garden retains a wealth of features from its ancient past. Visit the abbey on an MSC Cruises excursion and stroll through the nursery where you’ll discover hundreds of varieties of exotic botanicals. Learn about the beneficial properties of various plants, before taking in the fountain and the Roman cloister.

The rugged Breton coastline is home to the magnificent Abers Coast, also known as the ‘Coast of Legends’. An MSC Cruises excursion will see you discovering the charming harbour of Portstall where you’ll take in splendid views of Abers Wrac’h and Benoît. Afterwards, on Pointe Saint-Mathieu Promontory, admire the panorama from the lighthouse and abbey ruins. This is the perfect setting for incredible photos, so don’t forget to bring your camera!

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    The Atlantic breeze
    The Atlantic breeze

    Each quintessentially French yet cherishing its own unique identity, Brittany and Normandy rank among the most intriguing and distinctive regions of France.

    Visitors can explore either or both on an MSC Northern Europe cruise, offering a wonderful opportunity to experience the best the country has to offer: sheltered white-sand beaches and wild rugged coastlines; mighty medieval fortresses and mysterious megaliths; graceful Gothic cathedrals and breathtaking contemporary architecture; heathland studded with wildflowers and deep ancient forests. Best of all, perhaps, there’s the compelling and exuberant cuisine, from the seafood extravaganzas in countless little ports to the rich pungent cheeses of rural Normandy.

    A cruise to Normandy will take you to its prized large-scale ports: Rouen, Dieppe, Cherbourg and Le Havre. Inland, it is a wonderfully fertile belt of tranquil pastureland, where most visitors head straight for the restaurants of the Pays d’Auge and the Suisse Normande. While the pleasures of Normandy are perhaps less intense than those of Brittany, it too has its fair share of beaches, ranging from the shelving shingle of pretty Étretat to the vast sandy swathes that line the western Cotentin peninsula.