SAINTE ANNE D'AURAY Jean-Paul II visited Sainte Anne d'Auray in 1996 and it is now the Breton historical and cultural Mecca, the most important place of pilgrimage in Brittany and the third in France. The 19th century Basilica's square tour is topped with an arrow and 80 m from the ground bears a statue of bronze representing Sainte Anne. The Cloisters, a listed building, is of the very beautiful Carmelite order (1638-1641) architecture. Restored in 1989, it contains numerous offerings.
Disover the Gulf of Morbihan , sites to see: The megalithic site of Carnac, Quiberon's "Côte Sauvage", the port of la Trinité-sur-Mer and its ocean racing boats, the Berder isthmus, Gavrinis island and its Cairn remarkable for its size, the Ile aux Moines known as "the pearl of the Gulf", Arz island, with its green fields and superb coastal path, Belle Ile the biggest of Brittany's islands with its "Côte Sauvage", its ports Le Palais and Sauzon, Houat island, authenticity and splendour of its natural scenery and the quaint little island Hoedic; Not forgetting the château of Suscinic, the ria of Etel and its jewel St Cado!
You just can't come to Brittany without seeing the rows of menhirs in Carnac . The 6000 year old megalithic site of Carnac is the mecca of European prehistory.
Vannes has the rare privilege of a marina in the heart of the city. It is the keystone of the Gulf of Morbihan and enjoys a mild and luminous climate. Its prestigious past goes back 2000 years with its cathedral, fine arts museum the "musée de la Cohue" and the old washeries. It's a pleasure to walk around here and both its parks (tropical butterfly house) and the Ocean and Tropical Aquarium (sharks, corals etc.) lend an exotic flavour to your stay. ... A very attractive program.
When you go to Quiberon you'll soon understand why Quiberon is still THE place to visit.
This marked hiking path, accessible directly from the hotel in Saint Goustan, will take you on a walk along the edge of the river of Auray to the pretty harbour in Le Bono. Discover the palette of colours along the river of Auray and magical places such as the ship graveyard in Le Bono, Saint Avoye chapel and much more...