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Preparing your trip to Brest: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Gare de Brest 1. Local people have great respect for foreign tourists who speak their native language. Tourists who do not speak French are recommended to take a phrasal book to their trip. This way it will be much easier to find common ground with the locals.
2. The local people are very hospitable, so if someone invites you to visit their house, you simply cannot refuse. A refusal may seriously hurt gracious hosts.
3. Do not forget to pay attention on your belongings in public places. There is a risk of becoming a victim of pickpockets in shopping centers, railway stations and markets. Tourists also should not leave coats and bags unattended at restaurants and cafes.
4. Visitors of restaurants should keep in mind that a dinner chosen from a card will be a bit more expensive than a dinner chosen from a standard dinner menu. Do not forget to leave tips in restaurants and cafes of the city. The size of tips usually varies from 10 to 15% of the total bill. In some dining facilities service charges may be already included in the bill.
5. When going to a dinner in a prestigious restaurant, don’t forget to choose your attire carefully. Visitors wearing too bright, revealing clothes or sportswear may be denied to enter. You shouldn’t also select a table on your own. A waiter will offer guests a place. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Visitors of bars should not forget that the price of an order depends not only on the choice of dishes, but also on your location. Budget tourists are recommended to have meals at the bar, because the cost of a dinner in the hall will be higher. This rule applies to restaurants that have an outdoor terrace. A dinner in the open air will cost visitors approximately 20% higher than the same dinner in the main hall.
7. Food is better to be purchased in remote areas of the city. The cost of food in supermarkets in the central part of the city is much higher.
Brest is famous for its delicious restaurants, many of which are known outside the country. Either savvy tourists or admirers of exotic dishes will surely find dining facilities for their … Open
8. Fans of shopping should pay attention to the shops, which are marked with the «degriffes» sign. This means that these trading pavilions offer sale items from the previous season. Here you can purchase quality clothing and shoes at a deep discount.
9. Tourists who expect to use public transport are recommended to buy several tickets at the same time in box offices. This will help to save money. Only several bus routes follow a strict schedule, while the others just cruise along the route.
10. Taxi is better to be called by phone, or found in special stands. Catching a free car in the street of the city is quite difficult.
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What to visit being in Brest - unique sights

Ile Vierge Lighthouse

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
Together these lighthouses look fabulous. In warm season a lot of tourists visit this place. They can see the Ile Vierge Lighthouse with an excursion group or ask local fishers to travel with them by boat. Unfortunately, it is impossible to travel by a simple or motorboat on your own. It is rather dangerous in this place. There are a lot of rocks on the coastline, shallow zones and streams. The lighthouse on Vierge island has been saving sailors from these sanders for more than a hundred years. … Read further

Lighthouse Tevennec

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
Some local fishers say that even now they see shapes in shabby clothes on the territory of the lighthouse. The figures resemble died lighthouse-keepers. All of them claimed that puzzling voices from the water drove them crazy. Recently the researchers have found the reason for this strange phenomenon. Under the rock island, where the lighthouse was built, there is a large cave. During the storm in the cave the strong sounds have been forming, they resemble horrible aliens voices it all happen because of the air-mass trajectory. … Read further

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Turkey Reveals New PCR and Quarantine Requirements

Tourists arriving from certain countries (South Africa, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) are obliged to have a negative PCR test made no longer than 72 hours before the arrival in Turkey. Additionally, these passengers are due to be quarantined for 14 days in specially designated places. One more PCR test will be performed on the last day of the quarantine. If the result is negative, the passenger can terminate it. Note that not only citizens of the countries mentioned above but also people who visited these countries during the last 14 days must be quarantined. With the new regulations coming into force, Turkey lifted flight bans to South Africa and Brazil. Read this

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Travelling to Brest - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Brest. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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