Because of Brest Maritime Festival, the marina du château will be closed for stopover from the 9 to the 18 of July.
Simulator Calculate my rate
Accueil News and events Visit Brest from Marina du Moulin Blanc

Visit Brest from Marina du Moulin Blanc

Calling at the Moulin Blanc marina and wondering what to do in Brest ?

We suggest you discover the city with two must-see places for an escape between land and sea...

Don't hesitate to go to the harbour office for further informations to make your experience even more enjoyable !


Océanopolis is a national cultural centre dedicated to the ocean, open all year round.

You can discover more than 1000 aquatic species in three area : Brittany, tropical and polar. These three centres bring together a total of around fifty aquariums !

You can also take advantage of the on-site restaurants (hot dishes, sandwiches, salads, desserts…) for your lunch break.

Pratical information :

  • Depending on the season, open from 9.30 am to 7 pm, from 9.30 am to 6 pm or from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • The site is closed in January.

Prices :

  • Adult : €22,90
  • Young people (14/17 years old) : €18,50
  • Student : €18,50
  • Children (3/13 years old) : €14,60

Reduced rates for people with disabilities :

  • Adult : €14,10
  • Young people (14/17 years old) : €9,30
  • Children (3/13 years old) : €9,30

Find all the informations you need on the website of Océanopolis.

Moulin Blanc harbour

If you haven't set your sight on Océanopolis for your lunch break, there are plenty of restaurants in the Moulin Blanc harbour, located right next to Océanopolis by the Moulin Blanc Marina

You can also enjoy the view over Brest harbour during your lunch, and then walk along the harbour towards the Stang-Alar valley.

Brest National Botanical Conservatory

After lunch, enjoy a digestive walk at the Brest National Botanical Conservatory !

Take a trip around the world in the Stang Alar valley as you wander through the conservatory's garden !

You'll discover some 1800 species, and sometimes of the year you can visit the tropical greenhouses, where you'll find a concentration of vegetation unique in France !

Pratical information :

  • Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m, depending on the season
  • Greenhouses are open from 20 April to 5 May, from 1st July to 31 August and from 19 October from 3 November

Self-guided tour of the tropical greehouses is available every day from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Prices :


  • Self-guided tour : €6 or €4 for people aged 8 to 18 years old and concessions (free for children under 8)
  • Guided tour (Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.): €8 or €5 for reduced rates (free for children under 8)


  • The garden is free on self-guided tour
  • Guided tour (Thursday at 14:30 p.m.) : €8 or €5 for reduced rates

Find all the informations you need on the website of the conservatory.

After a great day's sightseeing, on the way back to the Moulin Blanc Marina, you can stop off for a drink in one of the harbour pubs, and why not stay for dinner...

Calling at Marina du Château? Take a look at the day trip we've prepared for you !

We hope you enjoy your visit !

Read also

Join the #marinasbrest community

Our partner sites