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The school supply is elaborated on the basis of the different cycles, from kindergarten to high school.
Visits related to the teaching of the history of the arts are indicated by the acronym .
Discovery: castle and Marine des Lumières
From the Roman period to the present day, the castle of Brest crossed 17 centuries of history. The discovery of the site's architecture makes it possible to understand the adaptation of the site to its various functions and military necessities. Through the museum's collections, students discover the birth, development and golden age of the arsenal port in the Enlightenment.
Roman empire and mythology
The castle of Brest counts 17 centuries of history. Its origin goes back to Antiquity, in the IIIrd century where a castellum is built to participate in the defense of the Armorican peninsula against the threat of invasions of barbarians. During this thematic visit, students discover the Armorican expansion of the Roman Empire and the inspiration of Greco-Roman mythology in naval decoration.
The castle of Brest in the Middle Ages
Throughout the ten centuries that make up the Middle Ages, students discover the Brest castle, its history and its architecture. From the Roman castellum, which was abandoned at the end of Antiquity to the fortified castle, through the city-close, the key stages in the fortification of the site (linked to the great moments in the history of Brittany and France) are described. The visit is also the occasion to meet some characters who have marked its history.
In the time of Anne of Brittany, the castle between Middle Ages and Renaissance
The visit of the rooms of the castle dating from this pivotal period can evoke a time when Brittany is a powerful duchy, coveted by the King of France. Anne de Bretagne, sovereign of the duchy, does not cease to safeguard its independence. To serve her, Hervé de Portzmoguer, commander of the nave Marie-Cordelière will be particularly famous during a mythical fight.
XVIIIe Century in Brest
XVIIIe century marks a turning point in European thought. Royal academies become a place of knowledge development. In 1752, the Royal Academy of Marine is born in Brest. Throughout the XVIIIe Century, the city affirms its maritime vocation and continues its development thanks to the shipbuilding and under the scientific impulse of the time. This Brest of Lights is thus evoked through the collections of the museum.
Lapérouse: a journey to the Age of Enlightenment
Seeking new territories for trade and completing Cook's discoveries, these are the objectives of the expedition sponsored by Louis XVI on the eve of the Revolution. This visit allows to revive the incredible journey of Lapérouse and his companions, left Brest to fulfill the dream of a king.
From Castellum to the Océane metropolis
Commercial port and marina, naval base and submarine base, Brest welcomes all types of ships. The journey through the castle and the discovery of the collections of the National Navy Museum will provide the keys to understanding the geographical, political and economic aspects that explain the birth and development of this coastal coastal area whose maritime vocation continues to assert itself .