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Port De St Goustan

Address: Quai Franklin, Auray, France
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Auray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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88 reviews 88 reviews
69 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We combined the trip to the port with a trip to Vannes since they are in close proximity. Besides its famous connection to Benjamin Franklin, this port was used for shipping until the nineteenth century and was also a trading port which was particularly active in its routes with Spain and Great Britain. The decline of trade in the port... More 

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east sussex
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115 reviews 115 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stay in Auray for a week last August. We were only 5 minutes walk from this beautiful old port. Lovely walking along the banks of the estuary and with great restaurants in the port overlooking the small harbour. Cross the small bridge and walk up a small hill in to the town of Auray. Loads of great beaches around and... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very relaxing atmosphere, quaint little port with a hive of activity with lots of restaurants and bars.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The harbour of the old town of Auray lying on a tidal inlet from the Golfe du Morhiban. Plenty of quayside restaurants & bars, very popular with tourists & rightly so. A great place for a cool beer on a hot summer's afternoon or evening. L'Armorique is the most reliable place to eat. (See my separate review)

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Stuttgart, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Walk down from the centre of Auray to get a nice view of the port. Then enjoy a nice walk along Auray river or drink a coffee in one of the cafes :)

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This riverside port is very picturesque. It is delightful to stroll along the dock and dine in the restaurants here. There is easy access from the port to the old town of Aufray and its steep cobbled streets and shops and galleries.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The upper town of Auray is, in itself, handsome and, in places, quaint and colourful. However, its hidden secret becomes apparent as you head steeply down a pretty cobbled street towards the river where half-timbered and multi-coloured mediaeval houses cluster, jewel-like around the cobbled harbour and wonderful, weathered stone bridge. This is the Port of St.Goustain, where inviting restaurants spill... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

what a great place to visit , fells like stepping back in time . would recommend to anyone visiting this area

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited on a Monday and enjoyed the huge market that fills the town. Beautiful little cobbled streets leading down to the port with art galleries and creperies. Tempting caramel shop next to the bridge and some good places to eat and people watch by the water.

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Paris, France
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335 reviews 335 reviews
78 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are in the region, be sure to visit this charming and historical port. The first American ambassador to France - Benjamin Franklin - landed here in 1776 to ask for France's help in the American war of independence. The port itself is a former fishing port that now is port for mostly sailboats and small yachts, with art... More 

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