"Auray a city with a history of three countries" Auray by gwened

Auray Travel Guide: 145 reviews and 605 photos

Center of the city of Auray.

this is where i lived, the photo is a shot from the hotel de ville at pl de la republique in city center looking at rue de chateau at end that goes down to lower city district of St Goustan,riverfront where in 1776 Benjamin Franklin came asking the king of France, Loius XVI for support and recognition of a new nation, the USA. Also, from where Samuel Champlain sailed in 1632 to reconquest port royal in Acadia.

and see the travelogue here
a Breton saying "En bretagne la pluie ne mouille que les cons!" meaning In Brittany, the rain only wet the ...dummies.

panel of info and history of quai Franklin

where Benjamin Franklin landed in 1776 to ask for help of France to the young nation of the USA; then became the first US ambassador to France ever!
The area around it at pl St Sauveur has been completely remodeled and its gorgeous

the quaint old streets of Auray to St Gildas

The main Church in town Saint Gildas imposing from many angles, lots of history all the way from France vs Brittany era.
At Place Notre Dame

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful historical town,quaint old streets,relaxing
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:The history of three countries in one ::)
  • Last visit to Auray: Oct 2014
  • Intro Updated Nov 22, 2014
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  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    officially no longer at Auray. Moving again, see new town in profile; cheers

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    Aug 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    back, now new house closing tuesday, new city, stay tune ::)

    • gwened's Profile Photo
      Aug 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      therefore, in a couple of days or by next weekend , a new Gwened Lives Here!!

  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Now soon big family vacation counting the days this week lol!

  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    I will be away from home for a week and no access to social sites so until end of july guys.Cheers

  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Its about time new pictures loaded. Enjoy Auray.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Your home town is absolutely stunning! How long would it take me to have dinner in every single restaurant and walk each and every alley? Architecture & waterfront plus artists' colony..my kind of travel. So sorry we missed the trip we wished for last summer. Maybe a reschedule?? Thank you for sharing this charming town.

    • gwened's Profile Photo
      Feb 7, 2013 at 7:37 AM

      my pleasure thanks for stopping by virtually. Next time make it real and let me know ok;cheers

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    Jan 4, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Happy New Year 2013 and best wishes from my home.

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    Dec 24, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    From my home to yours, Merry Christmas everyone !!!

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    Dec 16, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    winter got earlier lots of heavy winds, rainy days and grey clouds, but the season makes it special lots of folks out.

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    Nov 7, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    well its winter the days are shorter on light and colder but its a wonderful time of the year to by a harbor like St Goustan!

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