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Tour de la Motte Tanguy

Square Pierre Peron, Brest, France
+33 2 98 00 88 60
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Unexpected delight

Situated across the river from the main castle entry to this curious single tower construction is... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Great view

Beautiful place with and amazing view to the port, if you go to Brest in the 14 of July, here is a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Lilas V
Toulouse, France
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  • Very good53%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
21 May 2017
“Unexpected delight”
18 Jul 2016
“Great view”
Square Pierre Peron, Brest, France
+33 2 98 00 88 60
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Situated across the river from the main castle entry to this curious single tower construction is free - but requires physical mobility to tackle the stairs. Inside is a display of the history of Brest with some interesting reproductions of early documents but what makes...More

Thank TimDiggle
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Beautiful place with and amazing view to the port, if you go to Brest in the 14 of July, here is a good place to see the fireworks.

Thank Lilas V
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I went to the Castle of Brest before I visited this tower (and I recommend it this way!) What this tower presents is complemented by what the Castle of Brest (Navy's museum) has, so both are a must in my opinion. There is no admission...More

1  Thank João V
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This tower was closed when we passed by on sunday morning, it is open in the afternoon and is free, it makes a good picture and is a part of old Brest

Thank michael c
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Pity we couldn’t get there, despite we arrived during working the tower was closed, we knocked but without success

Thank Alexander_Miller
Reviewed 21 September 2015

In this tower there is an exposition of the city of Brest before it was destroyed. There are many draws, plans ans models of the life in Brest in the 19th and 20th century. What's best? You can enter for free, and it's open all...More

Thank Joaquina B
Reviewed 19 April 2015

The tower is one of very few old buildings that survived in Brest. It looks quite picturesque from the castle and from the bridge. It houses 3 floors of photos, plans and very funny models of Brest in old times. Look at the figures of...More

1  Thank NikolayG
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I don't speak French, and the exhibit seemed a bit outdated. But, if you are a historian, or just happen to LOVE Brest and it's founding (and you speak French) then you will probably enjoy it. It is small, but the surrounding grounds and proximity...More

1  Thank curiousflea
Reviewed 31 January 2015

The tower was closed when I tried to visit on a January afternoon, but offered little appeal as a view point. The castle across the harbour can be seen much more easily from the bridge above the tower or from an observation walkway about a...More

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 18 August 2014

First, the collection of dioramas is lovely. However, no photo is allowed inside so it was a pity... Also we were hoping we could view the castle from the upper floor of the tower but all the windows are closed so another shame. Good thing...More

Thank Rabi F
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