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CAMARET-SUR-MER : Museums – Aquarium – Arts centre

La Tour Vauban - Camaret-Sur-Mer

 

Vauban's Tower


Conceived in 1683, The Vauban’s Tower is a defensive tower designed in 1689 by Vauban, the Sun King’s engineer and architect, in order to keep enemies away from the Naval Port of Brest.

The Tower completed effectively its fight against British and Dutch fleets, in Trez-Rouz War on 18th June 1694.

Its edification was achieved in 1696.

Since 7th July 2008, the Camaret Tower and eleven of other Vauban’s constructions have been included into the World Heritage List.

The Tower is currently being restored in order to comply with the UNESCO label standards. An interpretation centre will be set up, inside the tower, as result of this restoration. Its aim will be enhancing the public understanding of Vauban’s genius in Brittany.

Consequently, the Vauban’s Tower will not be open to the public in 2016.

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Battle of the Atlantic Memorial

Battle of the Atlantic Memorial is housed in the bunkers of the Kerborn battery, on the Atlantic battlefield, facing the sea from the Pointe de Pen-Hir. It has been open to public since 1990.

This museum provides a complete overview, through photographs, maps and models, of what the Battle of the Atlantic was about.

The museum celebrates, amongst other things, the memory of the Free French Naval Forces (F.N.F.L.) who fought and died to liberate the Nation from the Nazi occupation.

Opening & Visiting times:

  • During the school holidays from April to September: on every day, from 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Group visit can be arranged by prior reservation


Tariffs:

  • Child and group rate: 2 €
  • Adult: 4 € 
  • Admission free for:

- School groups
- Children's holiday camps
- Mobility-impaired persons
- Soldiers and war veterans

For further information:

  • Mémorial de la Bataille de l'Atlantique
  • Phone: +33 298 27 92 58
     
Le Mémorial de la Bataille de l'Atlantique - Camaret-Sur-Mer
La Maison du Patrimoine - Camaret-Sur-Mer

 

Camaret-sur-Mer Maritime Museum


All year round, this Maritime Museum displays the daily life of the Camaret-sur-Mer fishermen in the 1930s. Unpublished photographs, post cards, testimonies, genuine tools and working clothes could take you on a journey through time.

It was created in order to preserve the long Camaret’s maritime heritage.
The Museum is currently sheltered in an ex-fish canning factory as it is located on Quai Kléber, next to the Artists’ Centre where the fishermen were formerly living.

Visiting times:

  • Guided visit could be arranged by reservation for schools and other groups every day, all year round.
  • From July to August, on every day: 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Tariffs:

  • Group rate: 15 €
  • Teenager (from 12 to 16 years old): 2 €
  • Adult: 3 €

 

For further information:

  • Maison du Patrimoine Maritime
  • 15 Quai Kléber – Camaret-sur-Mer
  • Phone: +33 298 278 260
  • Email: nautismearts@orange.fr

 

 

 Mineral and Fossil Museum in Crozon 


Maison des Minéraux is a museum which proposes to you to discover the foundation of Brittany through its landscapes, rocks and minerals.

For that purpose, the museum displays a wide collection of fluorescent minerals. You can visit the laboratory of Professor Kaolin. Some guided tours throughout Crozon Peninsula, like “Balade nature” or “Balade sonore”, are provided by the museum staff.

All year round, visit Cap de la Chèvre and let our experts accompany you on your walking tour with a soundtrack.

Visiting times:

In the off season:

  • From Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • On Sunday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (except from 1st December to 15th February)


In the peak season (July and August): 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on every day.

Group visit (from 10 persons): all year round and by prior arrangement only.

Tariffs:

  • Child: 3 €
  • Adult: 4.80 € 
  • Job seeker and student concessions: 3.50 €


Rental rate:

  • MP3: 4 €
  • Walkman with headphones: 2 €


For further information:

 

Cider Museum in Argol

 

In this museum, you will learn all about the history of cider and its manufacture through a permanent exhibition of traditional tools, from the Middle Ages to the present. You could also take part in a free cider and apple juice tasting.

Opening & Visiting times:

  • From 4th January to 31st December
  • From April to September: on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoon.
  • During the school holidays: on every day

There are one and one-half hour guided visits at 3 p.m. from July to August.

Group visit can be arranged all year round.

Tariffs:

  • Child: admission free
  • Teenager (for over-12s): 2 €
  • Adult: 5 € 
  • Concessionary rate: 4 €
  • School rate: 2 €
  • Group rate (from minimum 20 persons): 4€


About oenology:
A one and one-half hour discovery session is proposed to those over 18s (10 € per person).

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Landévennec Abbey and its museum


In Landévennec town, you will find the ruins of an abbey, built by Saint Gwennolé between the 5th and 6th centuries.

This abbey is home to a museum which displays all about the history of monasteries in Brittany, over the last centuries.
 
Each year, a thematic exhibition is temporary held in the museum.
 

For that purpose, the next temporary exhibition will show the heydays of Carolingian Dynasty and the Landévennec Abbey. In this framework, some thematic workshops, meetings, guided visits and evening entertainment have been planned from 2d April until 1st November 2016.

Opening & Visiting times:

  • For April and May: 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on every day (except on Saturdays).
  • From June to September: 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., on every day.
  • For All Saints and winter holidays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., on every day (except on Saturdays).
  • Out of school holidays: by prior arrangement only, from Monday to Friday, for individual and group visits.

 
Tariffs:

  • Under-8s: admission free
  • Concessionary rate: 4 €
  • Peak rate: 5,50 €
  • Group rate (from minimum 10 persons): 4€ per person


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Handicraft Museum in Argol

Get ready for a journey through the time as weaver, clog maker, basket maker, wool and linen spinner, blacksmith… Rediscover the history of local handicraft.

For more information, some discovery workshops about past handicraft are proposed to visitors.

Visiting times:

  • From April to June and September: 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
  • From July to August: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., on every day.
  • During the All Saints holiday
  • Group visit (from minimum 20 persons) can be arranged in the off season.


Tariffs:

  • Adult: 5 € 
  • Teenager (from 6 to 14 years old): 2. 60 €
  • Concessionary rate: 4 €
  • Group rate:

    - 3.50 € per adult
    - 2.50 € per child

For further information:

Océanopolis Aquarium in Brest 


Océanopolis Aquarium is home to an outstanding collection of global marine life, in Europe.

Its artic, tropical and temperate oceans offer visitors an unforgettable experience through an immersive and interactive journey around the world.

Since spring 2013, Océanopolis Aquarium has added a new outdoor area dedicated to maritime exhibitions, sea otters basin and sea farming and since april 2017 the "temperate area" is entirely renovated and called "Pavillon Bretagne".


Timetable:

  • Out of school holidays: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • During school holidays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Visiting times in 2017:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on monday):

  • From 19th September to 20th October
  • From 7th November to 22th December


9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • From 1st April to 7th July
  • From 28th August to 17th September
  • From 21th October to 5th November
  • From 23th December to 31th December


9.30 a.m. to 7 pm.:

  • From 11th July to 21th August
  • Closed on Monday, except during the school holidays from 9.30 a.m. till 6 p.m.
  • Closed on 25th December and on 1st January


Tariffs in 2017:

  • Adult (from 14 years):  20.75 €
  • Child (from 3 to 13 years): 13.35 €
  • Student concessions (on presentation of proof of age): 17,00 €
  • For under-3s: admission free
  • Family rate (2 adults + 3 children): 76,05 € (+12.25 € per additional child)


Entrance tickets are in sale at the Tourist Information Centre of Camaret-sur-Mer.

For further information:

  • Océanopolis Brest
  • Address: Océanopolis Aquarium – Port de plaisance du Moulin Blanc – 29200 BREST
  • Visit at: http://www.oceanopolis.com
  • Phone: +33 298 34 40 40

 

The Cultural Endowment Fund of Hélène & Edouard Leclerc


Hélène & Edouard Leclerc Endowment Fund is dedicated to the organisation of temporary exhibitions.
For that purpose, it has an arts centre of 1000 square meters at its disposal.

The art center is closed from the 18th of april to th 24th of june. The new exhibition is going to be prepared during this time.

Visiting times:

  • On every day: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on 25th December, on 1st January and 1st May.
  • Possibility of guided visits.


Tariffs:

  • Peak rate: 8 € per person
  • Group rate (from minimum 10 persons): 6 € per person


Facilities:

  • Private car park


For further information:

 

 

 

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Last updated 5th May 2017