Who are we?

In the heart of the city of Brest, overlooking the banks of the Penfeld, Les Ateliers des Capucins is a stunning industrial cathedral with majestic naves, offering a magnificent vista of the bay of Brest. This iconic landmark of the Plateau des Capucins, with its new eco-neighborhood, was an ancient convent converted into industrial workshops and is now a public square open to the delight of young and old alike. Imagine a colossal industrial space dating back to the 19th century, covered with glass ceilings and supported by blue, steel pillars. A must-visit landmark in Brest, Les Ateliers des Capucins is a unique third place, hosting events of all kinds ranging from simple seminars to public events interspaced by numerous exhibitions! Imagine people and cultures mixing, a summoning of culture and the digital world, a fusion of public and private entities, a link created between the past and the present; these are the values that Les Ateliers des Capucins wishes to embody. Shops, a restaurant, a media library, and young companies flourish around La Place des Machines. Ideal for a gourmet treat, or to discover the heritage of Brest, this place will capture your heart.


Welcome to the Melting Place!

Open to everyone!

Les Ateliers des Capucins is the the biggest covered public square in Europe

… and it’s all yours!

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A message from Capu!

L’équipe c’est aussi…Sophie

Sophie c’est notre petit couteau suisse aux Capucins ! Organisation d’évènements, décoration d’intérieure, rédaction d’articles et contact presse, sans elle on serait un peut perdus ! Elle fait partie de l’équipe depuis le début de l’aventure et c’est la personne à contacter pour vos idées d’évènements ! 

300 years of history

More than 300 years of transformation!


A community of Capuchin friars settled in Recouvrance, which at the time was still an isolated and deserted district of the city of Brest, and obtained permission to build a convent there. The same year, the first stone was laid by Vauban, Marshal of France and military architect.
The Capucins district is born.