Rider skate board
We ride
and we slide
On chante on invente
We sing and we compose
We game and we frame

Open to everyone!

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


… and it’s all yours!


Scooters, bikes, skateboards, picnics, birthday cakes… make La Place des Machine’s enormous 10,000 square meters your own and exercise, share, laugh, and relax. Open everyday at no cost, you are free to do (just about) anything!

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People of Brest, the floor is yours!

A place of harmony and engagement at the heart of the city, Les Ateliers des Capucins offers a multitude of activities and everything you need to set free all of your desires. 


With a wealth of cultures and curiosities, its purpose is to bring out local talents and skills, both amateur and professional. It is also an essential stop on any tourist’s route to help our visitors continue their adventure at the “end of the world!”


Téléphérique arrivant aux ateliers

Discover, mix… enjoy!

With a simple ride on the cable car or tram, you’ll find yourself at Les Ateliers des Capucins with Sunday sports enthusiasts, seasoned rock climbers, geeks, skaters, families, artists, startuppers, movie lovers, readers, explorers…


Share and discover passions with others over a drink or meal in the heart a unique architectural and historical setting.

Photo café
Photo ananas
Photo food

Did you say “third place?”

A third place is a space designed designed to meet others, come together, relax, learn, share, exchange, and practice individual or group activities. 


With this in mind, you can do it all at Les Ateliers des Capucins! Stroll through a cosmic concept store, immerse yourself in virtual reality, take advantage of cutting-edge film technology, enjoy a coffee or a drink, scale a 17 meter wall, create the startup of tomorrow, and browse over 120,000 titles before sitting down for a bite to eat with a panoramic view of Brest!

Performer or spectator? Both!

A real melting pot, Les Ateliers des Capucins gives you the opportunity to enjoy your favorite activities and discover new ones all year round. 

From time to time, small and large scale events will transform you into spectators of concerts, sports demonstrations, shows, and exhibitions.
We’re counting on you, amateurs and professionals alike, to make this place as unique as it is diverse!