Saint Goustan the harbor port, the lower city of Auray is full of artists painters especially. Around pl Saint Sauveur and up the paved streets as well as quai neuf and quai Franklin.
My favorite is Setch, with a story of been architects and then painters in quai neuf along the river Loch in Auray St goustan, Tel +33 : 0297563032
see these webpages of artists here
172 avenue Général de Gaulle 56400 AURAY
Tél : 02 97 24 21 31
Courriel : email@example.com
I just came across Ker Daro and it is great at 1 quai neuf, and he is a graveur or engraving artist. Robert Danjoux, tel +33 (0) 2 97 50 75 09, open every day from 10-12h and 14-19h. nice place and beautiful engravings.
hehehe well this is how life in the country is, you have to slow down ,and walk like a duck, slowly then speed up as needed.
I live outskirts of city so to come in is nice only 13K people but to go out is wonderful ,little villages as low as 300 folks and ducks, cows, pigs, goats, horses all around you.
This is a small lake I like to stop to rest ,there are football/soccer and tennis court nearby so when done stopping by here is lovely. Benches are available and the ducks are friendly , you can even talk to them and they talk back nicely and LOUD.
Not a local custom per se, but a must after you have so much history of conflicts and losses on you. These monument to the fallen are all over ,in every town ,in every corner in France. You may pass by them, I just look and respect them as I know the sacrifices that were made to what we have today.
Difficult perhaps to understand nowdays ,but a rememberance nevertheless. It would be a great historical educational to take your families to them and read try to understand what they are.
The main one in Auray is by place du Maréchal Leclerc,as the site says in French it was inaurated on November 11 1925 . The statue was done by the local sculptor Mathurin Fouillen, from drawings by Joseph Le Corre, representing "one injured soldier laying on the side before given his last breath".
It remembers the wars of WWI ,WWII, Indochina, and the Northern Africa wars. The names of the fallen is listed, most from WWI.
RIP , and thanks.
ps if you want to see while by here, go from pl de la Republique in front of the hotel de ville/mairie building with your back on it, turn right on Rue du Pére eternel, bear right on place du Loch, turn right on rue des ecoles and the monument is just to your left the place du maréchal Leclerc is there by the school.
right by the old and famous place Notre Dame, on the side of glorious town church Saint Gildas we have on Mondays and fridays. Mondays is new so I took advantage of an off day. The city has several market days and places including a covered market (tip apart) and these open air market.
There is one at place Maréchal Joffre and place de République , and the streets at the center and around these plazas on Monday mornings june 1 to September 30 at 8h-14h30, and from October 1 to May 31 from 8h -14h. It is the bigger.
You have a bio products market or marché by place Notre-Dame on thursdays from 17h to 20h.
There is a food market at Place Notre-Dame that was done on Fridays from 8h to 12h30. And now Mondays too ,even with clothing stalls lol!!!. The reason of this tips and new photos.
the piscine or municipal pool is one to get to know the folks in town, and it is very nice with 25 meters lanes and plenty of swimming lessons of all ages.
It is heated and covered so good for winter times too, a great cultural event as you do make friends here lol!!!
the center of cultural activities for anyone interested in a municipal library with books, cd,dvd,magazines and all related to a city library.
You can spend many hours here, as the place is big and fully loaded, nice for a town our size. the section on Brittany is big ,to get to know the Bretons.
well here the post office does a lot more than stamps and packages, its a full service bank. Mind you,not mine, but I find this custom unique and conflicting.
The fact that be a post office attracts all customers from all other banks right into your house is a bit puzzling to me.
However, we have a very nice main post office building with all facilities, and nice friendly staff,if you are in the area you can easily ship your gifts from here,and the bank accepts Visa and mastercard holders right outside.
It is located just off place de la Republique facing the mairie or mayor's office to your right at 31 Avenue President Wilson
Again the marché de Noel is in the air, a nice tradition that in the Auray area happenned in different villages and dates/times the tourist office has a listing