Les Ateliers des Capucins Featured

25 Rue de Pontaniou, Brest, France
   Capacity: 2000

The Capuchin Workshops, an immense cathedral with majestic naves

The largest covered public square in Europe, the Ateliers des Capucins offers a wonderful view of the Brest harbor. Directly connected to the hyper-center by a cable car, this former Arsenal site has been a third place since 2016, where families, hip-hop dancers, art lovers and startup artists mix.

A unique place in France and a symbol of the renewal of Brest, the Ateliers des Capucins have remained true to their history. They have maintained and rethought their vocation as workshops to become those of the world of tomorrow. They are home to structures dedicated to innovation, and they are permanently focused on synergies and decompartmentalization. This philosophy has enabled them to be recognized by the Banque des Territoires as one of the "25 venues that are changing innovation in France" and to be chosen to host the One Ocean Summit in February 2022.
Each year, we host between 150 and 200 events. By mobilizing the Place des Machines, the auditorium and our "Colocs", we are able to produce all types of projects: from board meetings to trade fairs, including corporate seminars, teambuilding and gala evenings.

A covered square out of the ordinary...

The heart and soul of the Ateliers, the Place des Machines is an unusual place because of its history, its architecture and its size: over 10,000m². It can be rented for a minimum of 500m² and can be modulated infinitely. It is a "public square", we can delimit spaces, Book and even organize an interface with the public space if you wish.
It also gives access to an auditorium. Ideal for organizing plenary sessions, round tables, conferences, screenings and even shows, it has 195 seats, including 4 seats for people with reduced mobility.

...and leisure activities

Les Ateliers des Capucins have a wide range of original activities for your teambuilding sessions: climbing on the highest indoor wall in Brittany with Climb Up, leather workshops with the Quai des Maroquiniers, guided tour of 70.8 - the ocean gallery, virtual reality games with Illucity, brewing workshop with En Bières Inconnues...

4.8/5 - (6 votes)

Venue capacity

Spaces available to hire
U-shaped room
Place des Machines* (from 500 to 4000m²)
Passage des Arpètes*** (500m²)

* Possibility of fairs, job dating, showrooms, team building activities, public events...

** Of which 4 places for PRMs

*** Possibility of fairs, job dating, public events, possibility of direct access to the auditorium.

Possibility to rent several spaces simultaneously.


List of equipment and materials on request.

Privileged visit

  • Guided tour of the Capuchin Workshops
  • Guided tour "Les Ateliers des Capucins d'hier à aujourd'hui", including a cable car ride and a visit of the district
Les Ateliers des Capucins
On estimate

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