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Fête Maritime de Brest 2020

This event has been cancelled.

Key Details for Fête Maritime de Brest 2020
Event Type/s: Festival
Starts: Friday, July 10, 2020
Ends: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location/s: Brest, Bretagne, France

An incredible maritime spectacle once again returns to the coast of Brittany - It's Fête Maritime de Brest 2020!

The last edition of Fête Maritime de Brest attracted over 9,000 sailors from 25 nations aboard more than 1,000 vessels; add the 700,000+ visitors and 500+ journalists to that and you can be sure this event has it right! There'll be endless live musical entertainment, exhibitions, conventions, parades and more happening both on the waterfront and across the city centre throughout the event and of course we cannot forget that Fête Maritime de Brest regularly welcomes many of the worlds largest and most beautiful tall ships.

If you're there for a while be sure not miss the parade of sail - it really is something special as those thousands of vessels attending the festival set sail in company across the Bay of Brest. For those entertaining guests we expect there'll be hospitality opportunities on offer aboard many of the vessels in attendance and of course we imagine there'll be at least one firework show at some point during the event.

If this edition is anything like the last you'll likely also be witness to 'Tonnerre de Brest' (translation 'Thunder of Brest'), the sound of a single cannon shot marking the opening and closing of the port each day. That tradition reportedly finds its way from a similar tradition that marked the opening and closing of the arsenal doors at the Castle of Brest over 3 centuries ago!

See which Tall Ships are Attending Fête Maritime de Brest 2020
  3 Masted Barque  
  65 Metres
Earl of Pembroke
  3 Masted Barque  
  44 Metres
Gulden Leeuw
  3 Masted Topsail Schooner  
  52.37 Metres
J.R. Tolkien
  Top Sail Schooner  
  42 Metres
  4 Masted Barque  

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