We stopped in this town. It's nice and maybe the problem is that their houses and historical center are more scattered than in of other towns in the area. It is still interesting. We were surprised by two things in Auray. The first one is that in the month of August at 6pm there is not a soul on the street and the second that the Christ on the cross of the main church is on the outside. That's strange, isn't it?
The river that runs through this beautiful town is also the backbone of cultural and social life. Saint-Goustan, throughout the centuries, has managed to remain fairly well preserved. In fact, very little has changed over time. It still retains the charm of cobblestone streets and a magnificent stone bridge. Someone should make a guide to all the unique places in Saint-Goustan ... It seemed like a toy city, most of the houses are very varied in their colors, and there are also some more conventional ones. Experience the contrast and diversity! People enjoy the vibrant life in the dikes and river walks. Its relaxing festive atmosphere grabs you as you arrive. Saint-Goustan has zero complex.
The old part of the town belongs to Morbihan. At the lower part are typical houses and the tourist port of Saint-Goustan, accessed by a beautiful stone bridge. Restaurants and nice terraces, plus a secluded medieval core with half-timbered houses, make it a place worth visiting.
This is definitely one of my favorite parts of Brittany. This picturesque harbor belongs to the town of Auray. It retains the charm of the buildings "à colombages" , the typical traditional architecture. It is easy to walk around, stop for a drink or have dinner in one of the excellent restaurants and crêperies nearby. The views are outstanding from the slope on the opposite side of the mouth of the sea, where you can sit quietly and observe the comings and goings of the people or traditional boats on the calm water. It was there that I took the photograph, expressly planned since I visited the place earlier in the morning. I figured the port night lighting, reflected in the sea, would make an even more charming impression of this place. I have to say, I was right.
In southern Brittany, right at the gates of the Gulf of Morbihan, Sainte Anne d'Auray welcomes us with open arms. This small town is a place with iconic Breton customs and cultures. It has an amazing historical heritage, and the city has a lot of points of interest. The 17th century basilica will surprise you with its bell tower's impressive dimensions. It's 75 meters tall! This is the most renowned pilgrimage center in South Breton. The Memorial was built in 1922 in memory of the Bretons who were killed during WWI. This small town retains the splendor of the time of its construction, straight streets and paths with a serene and quiet atmosphere, all thanks to the tourists who make their way along it.
Auray, away from its small [poi = 714 701] medieval port [/ poi], is a commercial and modern city at the top. The Church of St. Gildas is there. It is a historical monument and houses a 16th century altarpiece by Laval, plus a stunning baptismal font with canopy and organ. I attach a picture of Auray's Town Hall, which was also declared a national monument in 1963.