Brest – Tennis fights in Brittany’s capital

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER OPEN BREST ARENA CREDITE AGRICOLE 2016

Date: From 17/10 to 23/10

Money prize: $ 125,000 + H

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tournament Location: Brest Arena – 140 Boulevard de Plymouth 29200 Brest France

How to get: Brest Arena is far less than 3 km from city centre. By tram from central station you can stop at station Polygone. Close to arena there is a parking with 520 places.

Past Winners: 2015 Ivan Dodig – 2002 Irakli Labadze – 2000 Michel Kratochvil – 2000 Roger Federer – 1999 Jerome Golmard

Top 10 Players: Jeremy Chardy (Fra) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Marco Chiudinelli (Svi) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Quentin Halys (Fra) – Steven Diez (Can) -Luca Vanni (Ita) -Marko Tepevac (Srb) – Pedja Krstin (Srb) – Lorenzo Giustino (Ita)

THE TOWN

Brest is a city of Brittany in northwestern France. After Toulon is the second most important harbour of France. From middle ages Brest is especially known in the world for its castle. Lonely Planet writes about Brest: “A major port and military base, Brest is big, bold and dynamic. Destroyed by Allied air attacks during WWII, Brest was swiftly rebuilt after the war, in a utilitarian manner. Though it won’t win any beauty contests, it’s a lively port and university town, home to an elaborate aquarium and the gateway to the sea-swept Île d’Ouessant.”

TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE IN BREST:

  • Tour de la Motte Tanguy

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  • Musée national de la Marine

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  • Ocenapolis

oceanpolis

 

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Abalys Hotel. Fantastic ** hotel located in the heart of Brest just 300 mt from station and Port de Commerce. Rated 9.1 on Booking, this accomodation offers superior double rooms from 82€ per night (free wifi included, breakfast available with a further fee).
  • Ibis Styles Brest Centre Port. Wonderful *** hotel located beside the harbour, this Ibis accomodation features a lounge bar and a children space with different games. Rated 8.6 on Booking, it offers modern double room from 109 € per night breakfast and wifi included!
  • L’Amirauté Brest. Excellent ****  hotel at just 600 mt from Brest station, L’Amirauté gained a very high 8.8 rate on booking. Here you can enjoy meals prepared with local product at  restaurant. The price for a comfort double  room of 22 mq2 is 115€ per night with free wifi. Parking and breakfast are available with additional fees.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

OFFICE DE TOURISM DE BREST SITE

OCEANOPOLIS OFFICIAL SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL 43 BREST ACCOMODATIONS

ENJOY!!!!

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