Saint Anne-d'Auray Off The Beaten Path

  • garden and statue of Ste Anne
    garden and statue of Ste Anne
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    entering the house of Yves Nicolazic
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    main entrance mem to bretons
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    Nécropolis cementary of Sainte Anne d'Auray

    by gwened Written Jan 12, 2014

    It a beautiful park on the left side (facing) of the basilica of Sainte Anne d'Auray on the road D102 direction Pluvigner( my town) you see this cementary in the memory of those of WWI and the war of 1870.

    you have rows of Fallen soldiers and those who died of conséquences of their wounds during the awful conflict of world war I.

    Those Fallen for France after been sick in hospital in the 1914 1918 conflict, as well as those from the 1870 war. There is a cementary of honor for the Belgians who fell in WWI in the area of Ypres; led by their warrior king Albert I

    The squares of tombs of Fallen Frenchmen with lineups of each province or region of origins. and on the back to the right the ossuary of Fallen French from the WWI conflict.

    The squares of the 1939-45 war includes total of 1.355 French, including 187 in the ossuary, 9 Spanish, 1 Polish, 1 Soviet . The ossuary 39-45 is located under a massive Menhir dedicated to the dead of all wars and offered by Ms. TEXIER-LA-Hatem, then deputy member of the Morbihan, whose two sons are buried in the necropolis. There are also the tombs of 6 French died during the conflict in Indochina.

    A moving place in a peaceful place,you need to see, remember ,and thank.
    Some other webpages
    http://www.loire1870.fr/pages/pa_mam/pa_mam_bre/monu_auray_56.htm
    http://www.afif.asso.fr/francais/conseils/conseil45.html#56
    http://www.1914-1918.be/album.php?Album=photos2/necropole_belge_bretagne

    entrance to necropolis militaire de Sainte Anne d' the cementary of Saint Anne d'Auray The commemorative plaque at second entrance
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    Maison natale d'Yves Nicolazic

    by gwened Written May 15, 2013

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    Yves Nicolazic was born at Pluneret,April 3 1591,and died on May 13 1645

    Yves Nicolazic , is the farmer breton that told of a vision of Sainte Anne, the mother of Virgen Mary,and grandmother of Jesus. The dreamt of a vision and later found a statue in the fields of the Sainte Anne and this field became the place of pilgrimage we know today and the building next to it of the Basilique de Sainte-Anne-d'Auray.

    He declare in front of sir Jacques Bullion in the presbytery of Pluneret seen them still in March 12 1625. His prayers were to have a child by his wife Guillemette le Roux that she could not. Then in 1628 he shows up in the church of Pluneret, proclaiming to the rector Sylvestre Roduez that he brings a child to be baptised, two years later a daughter is born named Jeanne,and then another one named Paterne.

    Sainte Anne has become the most frequented place in France, his body was buried in teh chaple of pilgrimages, as was his wish, at the exact site where he found the statue of the Sainte Anne
    July 26 each year is the pilgrimage to Sainte Anne d'Auray

    http://auray-tourism.com/maison-d-yves-nicolazic/ste-anne-d-auray/tabid/9274/offreid/a87f5373-7633-45dd-965f-2ecf900eb005/detail.aspx

    entering the house of  Yves Nicolazic maison natale d'Yves Nicolazic across street from maison from maison the basilica sainte anne garden and statue of Ste Anne
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    Monument to the fallen of WWI

    by gwened Written Jul 15, 2012

    A wonderful cupola dome monument representing all 7 parrishes of Brittany in memory of those fallen in WWI

    a moving place to the left facing the basilica de Sainte Anne d'Auray and seldom notice but its there big facing you, a must to see.

    respect to those who fell brave,and to know a bit more of the history of France and WWI.
    a bit of history
    It is told that there were about 1 million dead for France in that war, and we speak of 240 000 Bretons, later estimates were put down to 110-130 000 dead; nonetheless, a huge amount in proportion to the population in Brittany.

    The monument was done in 1923,on the site there are the names engrave of about 8000 soldiers,families (father and sons!!!) on the walls of the monument and around it. However, these are not all, only the dead of families that could pay for the engraving of their sons. In all it remains a monument to all Bretons!

    A moving place to visit when in town as well.

    main entrance mem to bretons memorial to fallen Bretons of WWI front mem to bretons see it driving to town on the D17. mem to breton during feast of yves nicolazic
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    monument to Count de Chambord

    by gwened Written Jul 15, 2012

    an impressive monument to the count de Chambord amongst trees on way out of town.
    After the discovery of the virgen Ste Anne at Auray in 1624 the royal families of France take the town in its arms from 1628.
    All the great nobles of the house of Bourbon came here beginning by a wish of Anne of Austria queen of France that after a gift of statue of the virgin upon the birth of their son future king Louis XIV.

    From 1889 a subscription is held by the Saint-Henri society to honor in a monument the memory of Count of Chambord. The prince is represented on his knees in praying position facing the statue of the Sainte Anne on the top of the belltower of the Basilica. The crown of FRance rest at its feet on a pillow and cover with a sacred mantle you see Saint Jeanne d'Arc, Sainte Geneviéve Duguesclin and Bayard they surrounded them.

    The true history in its entirety is in French at the link I provide; but any further info let me know.

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