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How our students rated their experience in Brest


Rating: 3.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Brest
19 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Brest

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 1.3/5.0


Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

What our students said about Brest


Rating: 4/5

The city is somehow very "special". Such a place that you don't become friends with in a fortnight. You have to discover it and conquer it for yourself. Then it is certainly possible to like Brest. Only as a tourist, who usually spends little time there, perhaps less. Brest is situated high above the huge harbour on a rock. The architecture is interesting. So is the history of the city. But I was not captivated by the place. There's not much going on during the day. At night I don't know, because I wasn't out and about. An eternally long zone, along which the tram runs, is surrounded by shops. But most of them are traditionally closed in the afternoon and don't open again until around 4-5pm. The same goes for restaurants. I didn't know that. Food is available between 12-14. (I was at school then.) After that, it's quiet until about 7 pm. Then there is dinner until 9 pm. After that, there is no more food. I would also like to pass this on as a reference to "typical of France". It was strange for me. I always had the feeling that France (not only Brest ) was in a permanent sleep. Even the nice little towns on the Atlantic that I visited had their pubs open in the afternoon but you could only drink. In the afternoon, you can have coffee or beer or all kinds of drinks. But, as I said, nothing to eat. There are only sweets in tea rooms. But that's the way it is everywhere in France.


What school directors said about Brest

Dominique CHATEAU

Brest has a nice environment and quality of life, is full of nice people and nice host families. It has a presence of the sea and is home to "Brest 2020": international maritime meeting (1000 ships).

Dominique CHATEAUDirector of CIEL, lives in Brest since 1984

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Brest


Nice atmosphere, great location, pleasant teachers

12 August 2023
Course: Intensive formula - 3 weeks
Student age: 36 years


Rating: 4.3

| 19 reviews

The school is well organised. They are prepared for me as a newcomer. They know my name. Everyone is very polite. Classes always start on time. Very nice teachers and staff in general. My teacher was Anne. A relaxed, amusing woman and always perfectly prepared. In general, I found everything about the lessons very well organised and conducted. The location of the school is a dream. In a park on the foothills of the Atlantic. Very exceptional. Enough parking spaces are available. ....But... see under negative aspects.

28 July 2023
Course: Intensive formula - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years


Rating: 4.3

| 19 reviews

Very well organized, very nice and competent teachers!

2 September 2021
Course: Intensive formula - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years


Rating: 4.3

| 19 reviews

meeting people from all over the world
very well organised and friendly

28 July 2007
Course: Semi-Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 25 years


Rating: 4.3

| 19 reviews
Sophia RomaCIEL

people from other countries and my - teacher, she was fantastic!!
great school and location of the school, teacher were very good and open with everyone, very helpful - just come to CIEL!! (you won't regret this)

12 August 2006
Course: Semi-Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years


Rating: 4.3

| 19 reviews

Information about Brest

Why Brest? Brest is situated in Bretagne and is an important port and naval base. The city offers beautiful nature, cafés, Irish pubs and is especially known for its piano bars.
Population: M  145,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0861 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of France in your country. List of embassies and consulates of France on the official website - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.
High season: July
Low season: November
Average course price per week (High season): 295 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 325 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 75* (25% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 101* (1% more expensive than New York)
  • Price index food only:67* (33% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (France average): 4.39 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type E
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
Best time to take a language course in Brest
La Fête de la musique
La Fête de la musique

21 June 2024 - 01 June 2024A friendly, festive and free gathering, the Fête de la Musique is open to all amateur musicians and all musical styles.It allows everyone, children, families, young and old, to discover, appreciate and share music in all its forms: singing, electro, rock, classical, jazz, traditional. The city of Brest offers, thanks to the involvement of local actors, the Brittany Region and musicians, a stage tour allowing you to discover the musical richness of Brest.

Festivals Astropolis
Festivals Astropolis

26 June 2024 - 01 July 2024Every year at the beginning of July, Astropolis brings together all the trends in electronic music for three days of dizzying parties across the city. Unheard-of live shows at La Carène, club evenings and electro afternoons follow one another, before the grand finale, a fabulous rave in the park of the Manoir de Keroual. Astropolis also offers a winter rendezvous with Astropolis in winter.

Les Jeudis du Port
Les Jeudis du Port

18 July 2024 - 22 August 2024Les Jeudis du Port, a free event, is THE unmissable artistic, festive and convivial summer event in the Brest metropolis. The city of Brest offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy evening concerts, street shows and entertainment on the quays, in July and August.

Festival européen du film court
Festival européen du film court

12 November 2024 - 17 November 2024Every year, in the fall, the European Short Film Festival of Brest invites us to discover the film production of the year. The festival criss-crosses the whole of Europe, bringing together the best short films from Western Europe, the Mediterranean, the confines of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

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