A leisure walk in my city, Auray, nice, quaint, and beautifully small

Well here I was all alone, my boys both 18 are gone skiing in the Jura for a week with the school, once coming back vacation time for winter is here from Feb 17-27, and we all should be by our home in Versailles and seeing the rest of the family. You can see further posts on Auray in my blog.

So, therefore, I decide to take a walk in my city ,and take some pictures, the time was crisp cold,and sunny so photos were ok. The city of Auray actually has about 10K+ inhabitants, but it is well serve for its size. It has a local bus service call Auraybus.  It also tells of TIM  (now all in mobibreizh network ) or Transport Interurbain du Morbihan with lines 1,5,6,and 16 that allows you to connect with nearby cities such as Vannes. It ,also, has a train station nice and comfy with direct link with Paris Montparnasse with many services during the day in 3h30 , TGV Atlantique. It has service where I have it, e-billet for electronic ticket and also home delivery that we use too. The line to Paris actually goes from Quimper and Brest and it can go to Lille or Roissy CDG or Disneyland. Then, you have the local TER lines for nearby local train service.

Then ,of course driving is my geek, the best is the parking by place Keriolet, very close to city center and Athena by the municipal pool. It has a port for pleasure boats, the Capitanerie is at 4 pl de Rolland at St Goustan, Benjamin Franklin entered here on its way to Paris and ask support for the American independance which of course he got!

The district of St Goustan, the low town historical part had a facelift that will make it wonderful already done, and the phases will be put in place so that the activity of tourism is not bother too much. The main of the renovation will be around la place Saint-Sauveur and quai Franklin.  Anyway , we did went out for dinner a la breton, that is galettes and crepes at a real native place, Creperie St Sauveur, 6 rue St Saveur where we had 2 gargantua galette of ham and cheese,one madrilene with chorizos, one bottle of cider Coat albret, 3 banana splits, and 3 coffees for 18 Euros per person, real bargain. A quaint place very typically decorated and nice friendly service in a old street up the pl St Sauveur.  We have come here several times afterward and met the owners even in town.

I like the folks at Setch, 24 quai neuf, they were architects and from 2000 turn out painters, in French their story here ,http://www.hang-art.fr/Fiches_artistes/Expo_05/Fiche_Setch.html

You see the new creperies like that of le Baracrêpes,3 Rue Saint-René the hilly street up to St Sauveur ,  https://lacarte.menu/restaurants/auray/le-baracrepe

The city has several , a lot again for the size of the city of chapels,churches, monasteries, and towers of many centuries old ,including an old ruins of a castle once guarded the river entry from the Atlantic ocean to the Gulf of Morbihan to the river Loch. Also, monument to the fallen of WWI.

To go to the Halles or market is wonderful , all is fresh, brought in by fisherman, and delicious, the few merchants are friedly helpful in all cuts a nice experience with the family.

Kerleano symbol of Breton resistance to the French revolution, and the train station, the main plaza pl de la Republique,and the district of St Goustan, all a must to see. The Chartreuse where the remains of those killed by the French revolution, are enterred, is another place to see even if it is in the limits of the town of Brec’h.

Which by the way this is the tourist office of  the Bay of Quiberon on Auray that includes adjacent towns: https://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/auray

And the main webpage of the city of Auray govt site: https://www.auray.fr/Ma-ville

This is nostalgic town as when first came into the area their city hall handle my change of addresses and renew my French passport! And we have continue shopping here sometimes as well as our eye doctor still here. Anyway hope you enjoy the post and do visit historical Auray.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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