Brest's own 'Chelsea Hotel' is the Vauban. This spacious building from the 1950s, located in Ponant Cité, has welcomed the likes of Mistinguett, Charles Trenet, and Tino Rossi. Since 1962, there has been a concert hall in the basement-it is considered a historical monument of Brest musical life.
Today, musicians like Yann Tiersen and Herman Dune come here. It is not unusual to bump into Stephan Eicher or Miossec while padding through the hallways past the cosy retro brasserie. Musicians often stay in any of the 51 rooms in this deliciously old-fashioned hotel with its patina of years past. Completely renovated in 2009, the hotel has retained its soul. Ask for Room 206. Done up in tartan in homage to Jane Birkin, it is a true replica of the 1950s.
17, avenue Georges Clemenceau
+33 (0)2 98 46 06 88
Rooms: from 70 EUR