Sister City with Denver, Colorado since 1948

Denver has an established sister city relationship with Brest, France in 1948. Brest is Denver’s 1st Sister City.


Northwestern France. Naval city in the Finestère (provence) in Bretagne (Brittany). Located close to the Breton peninsula.

The city of Brest has a strong and proud maritime history. The seaport town was first recognized by Cardinal Richelieu in 1631 as a base for the French Navy, and in WWII as a key location for the Allied Invasion.

Brest is Brittany’s second largest administrative centre, and has a great deal to offer. Although it was heavily bombed in 1944, this is by no means the town’s most interesting feature: it has rebuilt itself around a vision of the future, with incredible constructions like the Pont de l’Iroise bridge, which crosses the river Elorn. An amazing feat of architecture, this magnificent cable-stayed bridge was opened in 1994. Admire it from Albert Louppe bridge, which is for pedestrians and cyclists only. It’s a great place to take a walk and enjoy the view of the famous Brest harbour, the ‘Rade de Brest’, a sheltered area of the sea big enough for great ships to lie at anchor.

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Last modified on 30/12/2015

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