Venue & General info

The 16th edition of the Deep Sea Biology Symposium will be held at the Océanopolis Ocean Discovery Park, Brest (France), September 12-17, 2020.

Brest and Region

Visiting Brest

Unknown, Brest is a city of art and history in many ways, it is a wonderful place to discover. An urban island at the end of the continent surrounded by the ocean, where the city and the sea meet.

Why you will love Brest

One day, Brest survived and from its ashes were born free spirits. That’s one reason out of many to come to here. There are many more to love the White City: its history, soul, architecture, spirit… First, let’s have a look from above.

Brest Life

Brest embodies a certain idea of adventure. A myth that seems to last despite the changing face of the harbour city.

Be ready to board on a journey through this Land’s End, in all subjectivity of course.

Land of great explorations

The ocean is our playground, the coast will provide you everything you need: from long walks on the beach to steep hikes on the GR34 along the peninsula.
The diversity of the coastline is breathtaking, we assure you a change of scenery in Brest or its surroundings.

Whether you choose to roam the city on foot, by bike, bus, tram or cable car you will appreciate this urban setting with a view.

Travelling information

The Brest airport (BES) has several links with French and foreign cities (Paris, Lyon, London, ...). Airlines include Air France, FlyBe (from UK), Easyjet (Paris CDG, Lyon), etc. Check the BES airport website.

By train, from Paris Montparnasse station, it takes 4h00 to 4h30 to reach Brest using the TGV fast train. Brest is the line terminus. Check the SNCF train company website.

Accomodation

We have an agreement with several hotels in Brest. When booking your room, ask for Ifremer special rates. Rates include 1 night and breakfast and are subject to availability of hotels rooms. Occupancy tax is not included.

Below is a suggestion of few hotels:

Hotel

Address

Prices from

Web site

Le Continental ****

41 rue Emile Zola

86.00 €

https://www.oceaniahotels.com/fr/hotel/hotel-le-continental-brest

Abalis **

7 avenue Clémenceau

70.00 €

http://www.abalys.com/

Citotel Brest Centre Gare ***

4 boulevard Gambetta

60.00 €

https://www.citotel.com/fr/hotels/206/citotel-brest-centre-gare

La Rade **

6 rue de Siam

69.00 €

https://www.hoteldelarade.com/

Les gens de mer **

44 quai de la Douane

55.00 €

https://gdmbrest.popinns.com/

You can find a comprehensive list of hotels located in Brest on the Brest tourism office website

Gastronomy

Brest offers the opportunity to enjoy a lunch on The Explorer’s Garden’s grass with a great view of the harbour and the naval base. You can also enjoy a drink on lower Siam near the castle, or board for Ouessant for a day trip.