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1 DROIT ÉCONOMIE & GESTION Living in Brest A quick guide for international students

2 This presentation was done by the students of the Masters of Applied Economics. Bienvenue, welcome, bienvenido, willkommen, degemer mat ! We are delighted to present you Brest and its region. It will be a pleasure for all the students to welcome you at of the faculty of Law and Economics. The guide Living in Brest aims at making your stay easier and at informing you about the local student life. We hope you'll find it useful and that you will enjoy your stay in Brittany!

3 Location of the Faculty of Law and Economics UFR Droit et Sciences Économiques 12, rue de Kergoat CS Brest cedex 3 T +33 (0) F +33 (0)

4 Getting here: BY AIR The nearest airport is Aéroport Brest Bretagne in Guipavas – a 20-minute drive from the city centre. For information on flights and shuttle services visit: Tel.: +33 (0) / Fax: +33 (0) / PARIS AIRPORTS (Website available in ten languages) BY TRAIN TGV (high speed train) From Paris, the journey takes approximately 5 hours. TGV trains to Brittany depart from the station Gare Montparnasse and arrive at Gare routière de Brest (Brest city centre). BY BUS AND COACH The bus and coach station in Brest is located in the city centre, on the same site as the train station. For local travel, further information is available at Or Gare routière de Brest, 2 place 19ème RI Brest Tel.:+33 (0) For more detailed information, please refer to the Transport section of our guide.

5 Get yourself ready Guidelines before departure: Apply for ERASMUS grants and other financial support Prepare your Learning Agreement with your ERASMUS tutor Book a flight Find accommodation Pack clothes for when it rains Bring some passport size photographs Make an appointment with your coordinator for after your arrival Join the Facebook ERASMUS group to get in touch with people A selection of websites to help you prepare your trip: Ministry of Higher Education and Research Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs (Administrative procedures in France) Létudiant (website dedicated to students and student life) CNOUS: (National Student Welfare Centre) European Youth Portal

6 The Faculty is center-located. You can study and enjoy the city or the harbour at the same time!

7 The weather forecast in Brest. 22° 25°C Sun and afternoon wind Sea water: 18°C 13hrs of daylight 9° 13°C Rain and cloud Possible storms Sea water: 13°C 10hrs of daylight In autumn and winter, always keep a jacket with you as the weather can change quickly. In spring, evenings are quite fresh and there can be a cold wind. In summer, the weather is always nice! 15° 20°C Sunny, some clouds, small waves Sea water: 16°C 14hrs of daylight 7° 10°C Sun, rain, snow Heavy storms Sea water: 9°C 8hrs of daylight

8 Housing and accommodation In Brest, the two most popular options for low-cost temporary accommodation are: 1. Centre de Keraudren Somebody is available 24 hours to take your call. It is strongly advised to phone beforehand to enquire about availability or to book a room. Opening hours are from to The center offers single or shared rooms (2 to 4 persons) with prices per person starting from 18 for a shared room and for a single room. Contact details: Centre de Keraudren 110 Rue Ernestine de Trémaudan Brest Tel.: +33 (0) Website: 2. Brest Youth Hostel Reception opening times: to Contact details: Auberge de Jeunesse de Brest 5, rue Kerbriant Brest Tel.: +33 (0) Website:

9 CLOUS (Local Student Welfare Centre) This is a public service run by the French government in conjunction with Universities. In Brest, CLOUS is responsible for managing the three student halls of residence (Lanrédec, Bouguen and Kergoat) and all accommodation applications. CLOUS de Brest 2 avenue Le Gorgeu, Brest Cedex 2 (next to the University Restaurant Armen) Opening hours Monday to Friday: to and to Contact details 2 avenue Le Gorgeu, Brest Cedex 2 (next to the University Restaurant Armen) Tel: +33 (0) Fax: +33 (0) CNOUS/CROUS network website: CAF Finistère (Family Allowance/Housing benefit (APL, ALS) enquiries) Contact details 1 Rue Portzmoguer Brest Tel: +33 (0) Website:

10 Healthcare and wellbeing. The University Medical Centre (SUMPPS) An appointment is necessary for all medical consultations including: - Health checks - Medical certificates - Vaccinations The social service department Social workers are available at the Brest and Quimper Medical Centres to help students seeking advice and information, or who are experiencing personal difficulties. Services include: - information and assistance on possible financial help for studies - support during difficult times (family, study problems, etc.) - information on student-specific legislation Students with disabilities or health problems can benefit from assistance for the organization of their studies and exams. Contact: SUMPPS BREST CENTRE DE SANTE 13, rue de Lanredec Brest cedex 3 Tel.: +33(0) Fax: +33(0) Opening hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

11 Banking Checking delay Account request is granted 1 2 Account request is refused Closing the account In France, if you are 18 years old and over and plan to stay in the country for at least 3 months, you have the right to open a bank account. You can make an appointment with any bank, but please note that the following documents are necessary: 3 required documents ID or passport Residence permit Proof of residence (i.e. a document stating your French address such as a rent receipt or electricity/gas bill). Contact Banque de France who will find another bank for you No charge to open the account Possible initial credit to pay in (around 15) Bank card and cheque book (cost around 5 per month) Current + saving accounts available Inform the bank by recorded delivery letter Make sure the account is not in debt Closing your account is free of charge... But the bank can ask for 20 or 25 to remain in the account to cover any fees

12 Living costs The cost of living in Brest is quite low compared to most French cities. This is mainly due to property rental prices (for instance, rent is generally 3 times lower here than in Paris). To live comfortably in Brest, you will need a budget of around 550 to 650. Accomodation -Student accomodation (monthly) -Private accomodation (monthly) -Deposit (returnable) -House insurance (annual) One months rent 50 Food and Eating Out (You can buy a three-course meal at the university restaurants for just over 3) 200 Transport (Bibus bus and tram network)27 Leisure activities70 Miscellaneous (Clothes, phone, utility bills, etc.) 50

13 Mobile phone You have three options: Please note that the following documents must be provided (with the exception of Mobicarte only proof of identify is required) Proof of identity Bank details A cancelled cheque or a valid bank card Usually, Pay Monthly contracts are for a minimum of 12 months. Pay as you go or Pay Monthly plans, sometimes offer good deals on buying a mobile phone In general, it is free to terminate your contract and you can keep your phone when you return to your country. NB: Most operators propose combined offers for internet + mobile phone + cable TV You will find a few international calling shops in Brest Pay as you go Pay a fixed amount each month Get a certain amount of minutes and texts Mobicarte Get a free SIM card Top up with credit whenever you need to Pay Monthly Pay a fixed amount each month Receive a bill for your calls at the end of each month

14 Post office: Every French town has at least one post office. The main branch in Brest can be found at the following address: La Poste Brest-centre 90 Rue De Siam Brest Website: Post offices also offer banking, telephone and money transfer services.

15 Transport Bus and tram network The Brest area has 13 different bus lines and a new tramway that opened in More information about these services is available from: Bibus accueil 33 Boulevard Clémenceau Brest Tel.: +33 (0) Public transport outside Brest: Travelling around Finistère: By coach A single journey on any one of the networks 39 lines costs 2 (with the exception of the Quimper-Brest line) Further information is available at Or Gare routière de Brest 2 place 19ème RI Brest Tel.:+33 (0) By train Visit for regional travel information and for national By air Brests nearest airport is Guipavas (20 minutes from the city centre). Visit

16 Driving licenses If you do not have a driving license issued by a European member state, you can still use your own national driving license in France, but you must carry it with you at all times, along with your student card and resident permit. If you have a driving license issued by a European member state, you need to make sure you carry it with you at all times. Full details on driving licenses (validity, legal aspects, etc.) can be found at t htm t htm For local information in Brest, contact: Sous-Préfecture de Brest Service des permis de conduire 3 rue Parmentier Brest Tel.: +33 (0)

17 French food French breakfast: French lunch and dinner: The famous French breakfast, known overseas as a continental breakfast, includes a hot drink (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) accompanied by a tartine (bread and butter, marmalade, honey or chocolate spread), croissant, brioche or pain au chocolat. In France, lunch and dinner are traditionally spent with family or friends. A typical meal consists of a starter, a main dish (le plat de résistance), cheese, a sweet dessert and coffee. It is a sociable time for getting together, talking and relaxing.

18 Brittanys traditional food Kig ha farz Kouign amann French gastronomy has a worldwide reputation, that includes a strong traditional and popular food culture. This is thanks to the vast range of regional produce which has created a wealth of regional dishes. Some of Brittanys famous dishes include kig ha farz, crêpes and gallettes (savoury and sweet pancakes) and kouign amann. Once considered food for the poor, this dish is now composed of bacon, sausages, beef, potato, cabbage, and carrots. It is accompanied by a type of buckwheat (farine de blé noir) dough, which gives the dish its specific characteristic. Galettes & Crêpes According to the legend, the crêpe was accidentally created when a farmer mistakenly spilled buckwheat porridge onto a roller burning in the fireplace (hence its ingredients of farine de blé noir, salt, water and eggs). Once prepared, the dough is cooked on aBilig and various ingredients can be added (ham, scallops (coquilles St Jacques), cheese, leek, etc). This is a sweet pancake, where the buckwheat flour of the galette is replaced by wheat flour. Fillings include fruit, chocolate, ice cream, jam or just butter and sugar. The Kouign-amann is made with bread dough covered with sugar and LOTS OF butter. Like the buckwheat pancake, it would have been invented by chance, at a time when there were flour shortages.

19 Eating at the university 1: Brest KERGOAT, 1 rue du Commandant Vibert, (lunch time and evening meals) 2: Brest Cafétéria de l'IUT, Rue de Kergoat (opening hours: to 16.00) 3: Brest - Cafétéria d'AES (opening hours: to 17.00) 4: Brest Cafétéria de l'UFR Sciences, 6 avenue Le Gorgeu (opening hours: to 17.00) 5: BREST L'ARMEN, 2 bis, Av. Le Gorgeu (lunch times only) 6: Brest - Cafétéria de Médecine, 22 avenue Camille Desmoulins (opening hours: to 17.30) 7: BREST CENTRE Avenue Foch (lunch times only)

20 Historical sites

21 Oustanding natural sceneries There are many islands you can visit all year departing from Brest. For more information on how to get to the islands, visit the following websites:

22 Days out Océanopolis (Brest): a huge aquarium near Brest harbour. Here you can discover many species of fish and marine mammals. The park, with an area of 8,700 m², welcomes 400,000 visitors each year. It is a good place for learning or just relaxing. Website: Theme park La récré des trois curés (Milizac): located in Milizac near Brest, this park hosts many fun attractions and received nearly 230,000 visitors in There is also a camp site near the park. Website: Zoo du Quinquis (Quimperlé): located in the département of Finistère in Clohars-Carnoët, this 10-acre zoo is home to many different species. It is open from April to October. Website:

23 Fungun (Brest): This paintballing centre is located in the Kergaradec commercial zone in Brest. It is perfect for spending a fun and action-packed afternoon with your friends. Enjoy! Le Master (Brest): This bowling alley is located near boulevard de lEurope. It also offers pool tables, live sporting events on a big-screen TV, various other games and a bar. Rïnkla stadium (Brest): Brests ice rink, situated next to the Faculty of Law and Economics. The rink is 1,800m² and offers disco evenings three times a week and occasional bubble evenings. ArBreizh (Brest): High ropes adventure centre (acrobranche). Open from April to November, this tree top activity centre is located in the Kerouac wood in Brest. If youre looking for something a bit different, then ArBreizh offers an unforgettable tree-climbing experience. Spadium (Brest): The centre for swimming, relaxation and well-being. The warm water (31°C), sauna, solarium and Turkish baths all provide the perfect environment for rest and relaxation.

24 Sport activities : Contact the SUAPS (the university service for physical and sportive activities). You will discover a great range of sport activities, indoor and outdoor, for only 25 euros per year. (medical certificate complulsory) 4, Rue du Bouguen CS Brest Cedex3 Tél: Courriel: Mail: Athletism Combat sports Dancing Fitness Outdoor sports Sailing Gym Water sport Tennis... And many other sports available ….

25 Local sport team Stade Brestois 29 From 10 euros the match. The stadium is located in Brest, 2 route de Quimper, next to the Place Strasbourg Albatros Ice Hockey Team Come and discover the fastest collective sport worldwide and support the local team !! Rïnkla Stadium | Patinoire de BMO. Place Napoléon III - BP Brest Cedex 1 Tél : And many others in all the city …

26 UBO Libraries & media centers: There are two university libraries: one on the Segalen campus (Brest city centre) and the other one is at Bouguen, near the Faculty of Law and Economics. Visit our website for more information: Brest has a network of 11 public libraries. See for all library-related information

27 For cinema lovers, Brest has both independent cinemas and a multiplex. Le Celtic: Les Studios: Multiplex liberté: Cinema

28 Restaurants in Brest: If you are looking for local cuisine, you can go to one of the many crêperies in Brest city centre to discover the large range of pancake specialities. Brest is a coastal city, so you may want to try seafood or shellfish dishes in town or on the harbour. Fancy something different than local cuisine? Brest is known for its love of food and excellent gastronomy, so you will always be spoilt for choice!

29 Pubs and Bars: Studying is important when you are a student, but sometimes you need to unwind. Maybe over a drink with your friends in one of the many bars downtown or at the port or harbour. The city centre, but also the various harbours of Brest, offer a large choice of different bars and pubs. If youre looking for a typical atmosphere, Spanish or Irish for exemple, no doubt youll find it in Brest! Brest is also well-known for its traditional music but you will find in concert halls and in bars, an amazing range of live music.

30 Music and street art: Brittany is famous for its traditional music, but there are also some exciting groups and artists on the music scene. For concerts in bars: For concerts in larger venues: Or, go directly to the music venue websites: La Carène: Le Vauban: Penfeld: Mac Orlan: Le Fourneau (street art):

31 Brest Auditoriums La Penfeld Exhibition, congress and show hall Route de Brest, Guilers. Tel. +33 (0) ; Website: Bus service: Line no. 23 ( La Carène Contemporary music venue 30 rue Jean-Marie Le Bris, Brest, Tel.: +33 (0) ; Website: Bus service: Lines no. 5 or 15, just a 10-minute walk from Brest city centre Le Vauban Live music and acts 17 avenue Clemenceau, Brest Tel.: +33 (0) ; Website: Brest city centre Le Quartz Cultural centre (theatre, exhibitions, conferences, dance, cinema, music) 60 rue du château, Brest Tel.: +33 (0) ; Website: Brest city centre LAlizée Show hall 90 rue commandant Challe, Guipavas, Tel.:+33 (0) , Website: Bus service: Line no. 12

32 Brittany: the land of music festivals Fête du Bruit LANDERNEAU Fête du Bruit LANDERNEAU Les Vieilles Charrues CARHAIX Les Vieilles Charrues CARHAIX Festival Interceltique LORIENT Festival Interceltique LORIENT Cornouaille QUIMPER Bout du Monde CROZON-MORGAT Bout du Monde CROZON-MORGAT Les jeudis du Port BREST Les jeudis du Port BREST

33 TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS Cornouaille Quimper (Quimper) 23 to 28 July 2013: This event brings together Breton cultures for six days at the heart of historic Quimper and every year welcomes 200,000 visitors. It is the opportunity to discover the Breton culture and identity in all its diversity (music, dance, theatre, competition, Breton language) through 150 shows, entertainment or animations, most of which is free of charge. More than 60 Breton groups playing traditional instruments (circles, bagadoù) participate in the Kemper in party (main parade) that livens up the city of Quimper. Festival Interceltique (Lorient) Beginning of August: Situated in the very heart of the city of Lorient, this festival is a celebration of the Celtic world and welcomes 800,000 visitors and 4,500 Celtic artists. The Festival Interceltique aims to promote live traditional cultures, through creations and the multiple fusion of different Celtic musical genres. The French channel France 3 provides live TV and radio coverage of the big parade. Gouelioù Breizh is a federation that includes 50 parties and festivals that take place throughout five départements of historic Brittany, all of which promote the various artistic expressions of the Breton culture. MODERN FESTIVALS Les jeudis du port, (Brest) Every Thursday in August: Live music and street entertainment. One of the summers most anticipated events that takes place in a lively and friendly atmosphere and creates a buzz throughout the city. Performances are free of charge. Festival du Bout du Monde (Crozon) 2 to 4 August 2013: This 3-day series of concerts brings together world music and mixed musical genres, with an eclectic combination of recognized artists and new singers and groups. This music festival takes place in the Crozon Peninsula (a site of exceptional natural beauty), just a stones throw away from the sea. Festival des Vieilles Charrues (Carhaix) 18 to 21 July 2013: One of the largest music festivals in Europe. It takes place over four days on the third weekend of July. Every summer, around 200,000 festival goers attend this very popular event, which has an impressive line-up of regional, national and international artists. Fête du Bruit (Landerneau) 15 to 18 August 2013 : Contemporary music event taking place in the summer – loved by locals and visitors alike, it adds to the appeal of the municipality. It is a family-friendly festival that is increasing in popularity every year. It is also strongly committed to sustainable development and solidarity.

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