La Medaille: souvenirs at Sainte Anne
For all your gifts ideas from Sainte Anne d'Auray this is the best. I live nearby so stop by almost every day on this area, and the store is always full with great service.
Of course, many are of religious background been next to the Basilica and a center of pilgrimage but there are other gifts as well. Its a witness gift to your visit here, sublime and peaceful always. except on saint day at July 26.
Typical gift shop you go in and it has aisles of items, with many stand alone, plenty of items from porcelains to paper mates, to post cards.
What to buy: A private momento of your visit to this holiest of places, or perhaps a place mat with the basilica exterior as a souvernir for all.
La Medaille is the medal and its a popular item to have a pendant with a medal with the image of Sainte Anne
What to pay: the prices are in line even if on a very touristic area. Good prices overall.
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Various: Every conceivable sort of religious paraphernalia
As you might expect from a town that's a magnet for pilgrims, there are a number of shops specialising in a bewildering range of religious paraphernalia. Rosaries, crucifixes, devotional books, CDs of religious music - if it's got even the most tenuous link to Catholicism, chances are that it's on sale here.
Unsurprisingly the best selling lines of merchandise relate to St Anne and to Pope John Paul II - a man who is himself hurtling towards canonisation at breakneck speed - who made a pilgrimage here during his papacy.