Auray Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Entrance dating from circa 1450.
    Entrance dating from circa 1450.
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Auray Things to Do

  • Church of Saint Sauveur

    This is one of the nicest churches around me and has several concerts and very much follows by the seafaring traditions here. The church is best seen coming from Saint Goustan up the rue Saint René and come into place saint sauveur. Or take the route from the port area of St Goustan to the rue du petit port and climb up as well . Lovely quaint and...

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  • chapelle Notre-Dame de Lourdes

    end of 19C by 1875, beautiful church in a beautiful area of St Goustan,Auray, my town. It was done due to the appereances of the virgin of Lourdes here!lovely quaint narrow cobblestones street and a beautiful view of the ria Loch below. a nice walk and a nice find. It is under renovations ,and now closed to the public.It will be worth waiting for...

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  • Old Castle ruins of Auray

    A magnificent castle once stood here, name as early as 1082AD. The castle was sold in auction by king Henri II of France in 1560 after taken by French troops. The castle of Auray was the site of residence of the dukes of Brittany François Ier and his wife Isabeau d’Ecosse or Elizabeth of Scotland in October 30, 1442. It was an strategic fortress,...

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  • Chartreuse

    historical building where the remains of those who fought the French revolution are the final resting place. It is on the site where after beating Charles de Blois,his cousin Jean de Montfort, becoming duke of brittany as Jean IV had built this chartreuse where from the 19C keeps the remains of the shot killed in the landings of Quiberon in 1795...

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  • Ecomusée de St Degan

    wonderful country museum showing how life was in the old days in the Breton region of Brech/Auray. You see as time was then,,,, a combination of rural houses fully furnished, a chaumière or typical house from the 17C where family and animals lived together as well as a longére house of the 19C.Great for the family and kids. In the summer ,there is...

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  • Church of St Gildas II

    in place Notre Dame, beautiful small church in a quaint old plaza. near city center. The main church in the city . Pl Notre Dame is a nice quaint area with shops all around the plaza.This is additional pictures on the main entry of the church on my Auray page.

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Auray Hotels

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Auray Restaurants

  • crepes and galettes, ice creams very...

    warm family welcome, great service, talkative, interacting, the place is historical with farm chickens and ducks decorations, in an old sectioin of St Goustan. Giving it as one of my family favorite hangout here where we live now. The locals love it.the dept Morbihan tourist office has them...

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  • good food inland Auray

    This is a simple family restaurant on a shopping street and on the main road down to the beaches of Carnac and Quiberon off the N165the resto is very nice ,clean ,airy, and friendly service. It has seasonal cuisine with local products. Nice terrace, plenty of car parking for free and event seminar on 2fl Open for lunch and dinner 7/7. The...

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  • get here for ice creams, italians and...

    This is our favorite here in home country, we just went again today and about time took a picture lol!You have all made at home, the italian ices are 3 or 4 flavors,the French ices are about 80 flavors, you can have up to 6 scoops but even 9 have been ordered ::)It is in historical and quaint Saint Goustan just around the corner from artists shops...

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  • Hangout with the best crowd at night

    if you want to be seen, check out the local stock, have a nice conversation with someone, even sports; right on the best terrace by the pont vieux, and next to the river Loch at pl St Sauveur than you must come here.The food is terrific, the ambiance is grand, and the views out and in are great ::) The best spot in town for live music, bar, and...

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  • nice townfolks resto near expressway

    This is a nice modern,clean resto pizzeria in a shopping center anchored by a Super U supermarket, right off the road D768 that you come off the expressway N165 exit 35 centre commercial, Carnac, Quiberon. Second traffic circle turn left into the shopping and the resto is on the right hand side.It has a nice bar, with plenty of nice tables and...

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  • traditional French with Breton twist

    a nice town restaurant in a crucial traffic circle where I have my bank, groceries, pizza,and doctors all walking distance. The resto is old fashion family laidback and very local, traditional French with a Breton twist and full of fish dishes and seafood ones. It is a casual ambiance with local folks ,and nearby office workers. It is an...

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Auray Nightlife

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  • go to Saint Goustan

    The place to be in the evening is the Saint Goustan district by the river Loch on the ria that takes you to the Gulf of Morbihan.Plenty of bars,and restos there and they are always opencheck out the L'Armoric.http://www.morbihan.com/restaurant-larmoric/auray/tabid/7419/offreid/fc16182f-0130-4e3e-85c2-e323ea0ee6fd/detail-restaurants.aspxSome photos...

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  • a real disco even for the +40

    This is the place to relax with friends have a glass of champa and dance the night away. With rooms for the +20 crowds and the +40 years old crowd, but great musicThere is now a great bar a champagne and whisky! open Saturdays from midnightit open Thursdays from 14H30 to 19H30Fridays from 22H to 6HSaturdays from 22H to 7HSundays from 14H30 to...

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  • have a taste and take home too

    This is a great concept in the area, a place where you can buy your liquor beer or wine gifts, wine, beer, liquor, whisky from many places, and also a bar to taste them all before you buy them.You can have assortements of chips and sausages to go along with the tastings.all in a very friendly family environment with nice folks, near me. Site is...

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Auray Transportation

  • from Paris Montparnasse to Auray

    TGV service Atlantique from Paris Montparnasse to Auray, near city center or take the Auraybus ,greathttp://www.tgv.com/enyou can also,look at the French SNCF train consortium for all travel including train purchases atwww.voyages-sncf.comits about 3h20 unless changing at Rennes.

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  • bus around in Auray

    nice minibus service to all major points in the city with the Auraybusthe service in French from city govt webpagehttp://www.auray.fr/cadre-de-vie/auray-bus/briefly has 43 stops from Monday to Saturday,and from 7h15 to 20h11single ticket 1,30€, last I check, need to verify ,it can link with the regional bus service TIM (transport interurbains du...

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  • hey here is the Petit Train

    another town with a petit train, nice for a first timer and difficult walking folks, as it is hilly around St Goustan going from lower to upper town. A nice way to see the town.Its actually call here the p'tit train du Loch (for the river)It gives you a commented tour of the port de Saint Goustan, pleasure marina, riverbanks of the Loch, city...

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Auray Shopping

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  • E. Leclerc hypermarket

    well here is another hypermarket huge place with all your needs will be fulfilled in one stop shopping. We like to go for its groceries, plenty of choices and more international goodies,plus a great wine cellar. open 9h to 19h45 mondays to Saturdays.It is also, right off the free expressway N165 and at the junction to head for the beaches of...

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  • handyman by expressway to beaches

    This is for the handyman in you,and many items suitable for the beaches, and some needed stuff for an extended visit such as lights and batteries, etc.it sits right off the N165 expressway on the exit.sortie to the beaches of Auray and Quiberon. next you have another supermarket for groceries and cheap gasoline at the Super U.Inside you have from...

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  • groceries on the run D768

    well this one seems not to be a tourist info but it is my convenience store on many occasions. If you are traveling by car or the bus TIM 5, you past by the road D768 in your way to Auray or even from the beaches of Carnac and Quiberon taken it past the expressway N165 at the round about or traffic circle of Corn er Hoêt, you have this store.Fully...

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Auray Local Customs

  • The artists colony at St Goustan

    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 : 0297563032no webpagesee these...

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  • local custom live like a duck

    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...

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  • Monument to the fallen

    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...

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Auray What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: carryon type, sac-a-dos, and big bags to carry all those beach items

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light walking shoes,or tennis type; sandals ,and rainjacket or windbreaker
    see it best at comptoir de la mer stores

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: the usual are all here but if you have your favorite

    Photo Equipment: camera its your own, developping all over in supermarkets;and big stores like FNAC

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bring your own, towels long for the beach

    Miscellaneous: bring a pullover or polo, jeans, shorts,all beachwear, and light clothing, a rainjacket or coat in winter is a must, and an umbrella.

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Auray Off The Beaten Path

  • See a history of France -Chouans

    many evoke the French revolution against the king, but here in Auray, the royal and catholic army of Gen Cadoudal, battle the revolutionaires to come back, even after the Republican revolutionary victory.The Chouans fought from 1789 to 1806, when Gen Cadoudal was beheaded by Napoleon I on a complot attempt. Gen Cadoudal is from Auray and led the...

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  • SPOUM,theater

    This is a typical breton house, where the municipality has kept it up and put up a theater inside. The house is known as the Manoir de Keryvallan. You reach here by car on the N165 take exit Brech,Pluvigner,Pontivy, after the round about in about 2 kms you will see a panel on the road directing you to the manoir as SPOUM, it is on your left hand...

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  • Canada sails from here too, Champlain

    Just by the house over the river Loch on the pont de pierre or stone bridge, where the WC and bank ATM are today, you find a plaque in marble, you need to look carefully, I just saw it.The plaque says, " on orders of Cardinal Richelieu,the commander Isaac de Razilly, governor of the Acadia,accompany of Samuel de Champlain,Charles de Moneau...

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Auray Sports & Outdoors

  • Mini marathon Auray-Vannes

    A popular semi marathon between my town and the one I work, Auray to Vannes, is held annually here.The 38the semi marathon will be run this year on Sunday September 9 2012plenty of prices, pasta cookout,and plenty of fun for the whole family, inscriptions good until sept 3rd;inscription now is 25€ with 3,50€ for insurance.The depart will be at...

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  • paddle in the river loch and al

    great past time paddle in the river Loch but many other sites in the dept of Morbihan 56.This is a certified instructor I met at ST Goustan Auray, and doing a great job; He has many other sites to do it, but the one in Auray well take a look at the photos on the webpage...nice.you get to paddle on water with a surf type of board, and it is great on...

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  • Football/soccer du Loch at Auray

    The most popular sport in the area is football, and we have mykids in it from Auray at the Stade du Loch, beautiful field overlooking the cliffs of the old castle and down to St Goustan.The tower or tour du loch is a religious symbol for all those passing by the river.The field or pitch of football or soccer is on natural grass and has 4 dressing...

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  • walks along the quais of Auray

    Been a port city since very long periods and seen coming out of here help coming as Benjamin Franklin asking or Samuel de Champlain going upon the request of Cardinal Richelieu, this is a seafaring town.Cruises now take you into the wonderful beautiful islands of the gulf of Morbihan, and water sports activities like kayak and canoes or boat...

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  • Auray is a nice town to walk

    very compact ,yet spacious, nice streets yet some cobblestone, some new mostly old even wooden houses from the 15C; upper city by place Notre Dame and Place de la Republique,and lower city at place Saint Sauveur.It has it all for a wonderful tour of the city. Today it was a nice day 28C and I saw the tourists beginning to come in from many...

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  • More views of my city of Auray (An Alre)

    An Alre is breton language of Auray, so here are some additional photos of my wonderful town.The photos are from Saint Goustan, lower city ,and oldest part of Auray. You cant go wrong here;lovely day and night. walking the medieval streets and port of Saint Goustan, memorable each time

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