Auray Travel Guide

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

  • St Michel de Montfort

    Duke Jehan IV, duke of Brittany, Count of Montfort and of Richemont, had built this collegiale church of Saint Michel, in honor of God and Saint Michel in the year 1382. Wonderful architecture and great painting insidenext to the Chartreuse, walk to it 50 meters. I stop by often and it is a very beautiful peaceful place and historical building all...

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  • 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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Auray Restaurants

  • French steakhouse at Auray

    This is a chain all over France and recently it open another resto near me in Auray. Of course, the welcome was excellent and the property sparkling clean new.The nice thing it is around a water park and pool, cinema is Under construction, hotel kyriad next door and another restaurant as well. Also, on the D768 road off the N165 taking you to the...

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  • galettes, crêpes by the old castle

    This was a family gathering a while back and no photos, today was walking in town and finally snap one as wanted to right about it. You go in and have a small front area and bar counter, then there is more rooms in the back, in summer there is a small terrace in front. Open Monday to Saturdays for lunch and evenings for dinner only on Fridays and...

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  • pizzas and pasta at city center

    This is a small cozy nice pizza resto in city center Auray, across from the city hall or hotel de ville. The big covered market is across the street as well. The info the link is from the city tourist office.You have the decoration nice, columns and frescoes in vivid colors with a trompe-l'oeil in rococco . The chairs in red velour with mirrors...

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Auray Nightlife

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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. My hangout...

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  • movies at Auray

    Well now Auray has its own cinema complex in a great area full of hotels, restaurants and shops even groceries all one stop at Porte Océane. You can go in daytime too but we usually come at nighttime so posting here.The tourist office link in contact in English . all version even original versions are shown in five cinemas theater with arthouse...

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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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Auray Transportation

  • favorite parkings in Auray

    I used to lived here and now visit often still only 15 kms from my new home. These are the parking areas that are some of my favorites with keriolet and then thesePlace Notre Dame, is another nice one as it is the Place Du Gohlérez or Athena, hard to find info on parkings in the city and the tourist office does not say much...

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  • 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; and it has stops at Vannes, Rennes and sometimes Le Mans, Laval, or...

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  • driving the N165 Brest to Nantes

    If you are coming to the area most likely the road you will be more is the national 165 or N165, free access from Nantes to Brest.And the most imposing or at least one of them in the road is the bridge over the river Auray at Saint Goustan. Go slowly here to see both sides, and better yet stop by and go Under it, the views of the river ,entry to...

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Auray Shopping

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  • shop groceries in town at spar

    right in city center a handy supermarket with all you need to bring back toyour house,apt or hotel.right on rue Barré around the corner from hotel de ville and main pl de la republiquethe service is always country friendly and great parking space for free, as well as been right in city center! groceries good prices low end chain

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  • a mall in city center Auray

    This has been renovated and it looks sparkling nice, right on place de la République and facing literally the Hotel de Ville or mayor's office in Auray. The building of old has been carved with about 25 stores inside.The galerie du Pavillon was not working after opening in 1980. However, there is a new look modern, classy and it opened in November...

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  • you want travel and maps see Auréole

    Wonderful small library to find all those nice travel and maps we need and plenty more. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly to questions.This is in the old section of town, and very quaint street and architecture. You can order on line, books and also office supplies. You have hereFrench literature; BD,Foreign literature,Languages live and...

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Auray Local Customs

  • Covered market city center

    This is a shopping tip but it is also a custom of all towns here to hold one indoors outdoors or both. This one at Auray is fantastic, not the biggest but the ambiance with the local people and the goodies in it are first quality , what you come to France for ...! The marché couvert!It is attached practically to the Hotel de Ville on its side and...

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  • Chapelle de la Congregation or tourist...

    The complete name is Chapelle des frères de la Congrégation des hommes de l’Immaculée Conception or something like chapel of the congregation of brothers of the immaculate conception.. It is from 1672 and now only the façade is original. Many artisans come here still to pray in front of the virgin. Today ,it houses the tourist office of the Auray...

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  • Christmas is always a wonderful time

    And at Auray its medieval nice historical and walking the Streets like I did tonite is great, night time with all the lights.All link it with the Christmas markets but this is just the feel of the city walk and away from them. It all starts tomorrow but I was there for a peek tonite. Dec 5 with new décorations at place de la République. From Friday...

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Auray Warnings and Dangers

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    Just in case you need emergency service

    by gwened Written Jul 25, 2015

    I know this area is super safe, and welcoming but when visiting one can always fall into something that needs attention, for me is a hospital, pharmacy or laboratory.

    We have a good hospital here , it is at 2 Rue du Pratel on the road D765 coming into town. It has a huge service for long medical needs and the seniors but also emergency room ,and analysis
    The city page here in French
    http://www.auray.fr/accueil/hopital/

    and in French the center group that handles this one and the one in Vannes
    http://www.ch-bretagne-atlantique.fr/etablissements/hopital-le-pratel-a-auray-415.html

    Pharmacy we use this one,even if we have moved but just 14 kms away (about 8 miles)
    Pharmacie Istin Danielle
    7 ROUTE DE CORN ER HOET
    56400 Brech
    Tel +33 (0) 2 97 57 56 24

    And remind me of doing this page because today pick up the blood test of one of my son ,(all ok) at our favorite laboratory in city center Auray, OceanLab at 6 place Keriolet,
    http://www.laboratoire-ocealab.fr/?-AURAY-
    and the photo

    In case of need, you will be well covered here. Excellent facilities, great service,and friendly human caretakers.

    Laboratories Oc��anLab at Auray
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Auray What to Pack

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    rainy Brittany dress well

    by gwened Written Jul 3, 2012

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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

  • Jardins de Mémoire

    the Les Jardins de Mémoire overlooking the river Bono , a park done in 1998. It is here that many families decided to buried the ashes of their love ones, and its very pristine nice ,symbolic ,and great views of the bay of Bono. Its special for me because I have the ashes of my mother ,also, but instead decided to put them out at sea at Honfleur...

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  • 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, Brech

    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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Auray Sports & Outdoors

  • piscine or aquaparc Alré'O

    The indoor beach of Auray ,this is an aquaparc that even thus built in 2013 it is now taking off with locals and visitors alike. It sits in the industrial park of Porte Océane rue du Danemark onwards to Rue d'Irlande ,near the road N165 on your way down to the beaches of Carnac and Quiberon etc.It has a pool of 25m x 10m with handrails with a depth...

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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. A newer renovated stadium now on...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...

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  • 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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  • You are never tired of Saint Goustan

    no never, this is a sublime magical area, part of the city of Auray, but on the lower city by the river auray already join by the inland loch, and on its way to the Gulf of Morbihan and the 12 islands (UNESCO heritage site).We come here to walk ,to see, to play and to eat.drink ,day and night weekday and weekend. It is the happening place.In summer...

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  • Walks closer to me in Auray

    This is the areas where I lived, trying to give you a glimse while not the whole thing hehehe ::)It is by the gare or train station and directly down to the city center n 10 mins and to the shopping at porte d'oceane in 10 mins.Walking is great ,I do here and wherever I go visit. Nice to leave the car well park and take a stroll along modern Auray...

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  • always Saint Goustan

    this is a beautiful harbor, along the river loch merge with the auray and goes into the Gulf of Morbihan (UNESCO heritage site), awesome!The views are magnificents, the walks sublime and always activity, shops, artists ateliers, restos, bars, and small boutique hotels.Not to mention river canoe,kayak, boating and just cruises into the gulf and...

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