Christmas market , Auray!

Ok so I am going to venture into this, we go early to avoid crowds because when we are leaving the hordes come in so maybe not the best description of a Christmas market locally. However, we have been to all of them over the years and were back for the Auray Christmas market that runs from December 13 to December 31st, 2019

The Marché de Noël or Christmas Market is set up in the Christmas Village for 11 days at Place Notre Dame from 10h to 19h. This year, the Christmas Market will welcome nearly 80 artisans, creators and local producers under marquees: jewelry, bags, decorative items, ceramics, cosmetics, board games, photography, publishing, food trades. A whole range of gift ideas for everyone. Games, participative activities, Escape-Game, Musical Stage and on-site catering.


On Friday December 13 : Arrival of Santa Claus on Quai Franklin (St Goustan). Musical  water show from 17h45, for a Papà Noël (Santa Claus) arrival at 18h30.

On December 14, 15, 21 and 22. Find the Christmas horse-drawn carriage at the top of Rue du Lait. Let your children embark on a Heart of the City tour. All free . Actually Santa Claus or Papà Noël was by the City /Town Hall at Pl de la République by 14h as we were leaving



There is a Sliding area with an ice rink 150m² for skiing for everyone! It will take up residence with a curling rink in an unusual place: La Chapelle Saint-Esprit! Just behind place Notre Dame. The sliding area will be accessible every day from Saturday December 14 to Tuesday December 31, from 15h. to 19h. Free admission


On Saturday December 21, entertainment by “Rouge Feu” show at 19h on the forecourt of St Gildas Church, Place Notre Dame.

More info at the city of Auray webpage:

See on the righ column see the “Le programme des animations 2019” and hit télecharger to upload the whole program.

There one nice small Christmas market right around from us, I must say my town will do a one day Christmas market on December 22nd. The bigger tradition and bigger markets are on the north and east of France, mind you.

Hope you enjoy it if stopping by lovely Morbihan dept 56 and historical Auray. Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal to all!!!

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


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