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Auray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Auray in Morbihan

Visit Auray: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Anne d'Auray at 5 km and La Trinite sur Mer at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Auray, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

Map of places to visit near Auray


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)

More information about Auray, Brittany

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 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)

Geography and distances

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

Auray is in the north-west of France. 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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