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.


Learn more about Les Ateliers des Capucins team

Welcome to the Melting Place!

Open to everyone!

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

… and it’s all yours!

Mur extérieur béton

A message from Capu!

Les Ateliers des Capucins is also… you!

Those who praise Les Ateliers des Capucins the most are those who make them what they are, through their passions, their visits, or their work! Come and meet them!

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.