Auray tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port of Saint-Goustan

Auray is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Auray. For detailed visitor information see the Auray travel guide.

Attractions in Auray

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a promenade after exploring the town of Auray: Saint-Goustan

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Auray in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Anne d'Auray at 5 km and La Trinite sur Mer at 10 km.

Auray, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Saint-Goustan

Saint-Goustan

less than one km (direction east-south-east)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a...

See Saint-Goustan guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 5 km (direction north-east)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide
Locmariaquer

Locmariaquer

at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous...

See Locmariaquer guide
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Carnac

Carnac

at 11 km (direction south-west)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing...

See Carnac guide
Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south-west)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments...

See Carnac Plage guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

Island at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach...

See Ile aux Moines guide
Port Navalo

Port Navalo

at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon...

See Port Navalo guide
Arzon

Arzon

at 15 km (direction south-east)

Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast...

See Arzon guide
Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a picturesque...

See Port de Crouesty guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast...

See Morbihan Gulf guide
Ile-d'Arz

Ile-d'Arz

Island at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the...

See Ile-d'Arz guide
Vannes

Vannes

at 17 km (direction east)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in...

See Vannes guide
Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

at 22 km (direction south-east)

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and...

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide

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Markets in and near Auray

Market days in Auray: weekly market: Monday;

  • Auray: market Monday (0km)
  • La Trinite-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • Larmor-Baden: market Sunday (11km)
  • Locmariaquer: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Carnac: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Plouharnel: market Friday (13km)
  • Arradon: market Friday (13km)
  • Erdeven: market Thursday (13km)
  • Arzon: market Friday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Arzon: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (15km)

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Tourist attractions near Auray, France

What to do at Auray? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Auray.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Vannes (17km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (28km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (11km)
  • Parc Victor Chevassu (30km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (8km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (9km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (9km)
  • Pont du Vincin (14km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (14km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (14km)
  • Vincin (15km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (16km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (16km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (16km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (16km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (16km)
  • Pont de Kérino (17km)
  • Source - Marle (18km)
  • Anse de Mancel (21km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (21km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (22km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (22km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (22km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (22km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (31km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (35km)
  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Auray is in the north-west of France at 17 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Auray is 416 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Auray

Canton: Auray

Arrondissement: Lorient

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56400

Distance to Auray

from Vannes (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 416 km

from Calais: 506 km

from Nice: 909 km

from Bordeaux: 365 km

from Strasbourg: 802 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Auray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baden, Bono, Brech, Crach, Plougoumelen, Pluneret and Sainte-Anne-d'Auray.

This page in French: Visiter Auray

 
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