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Port De St Goustan

Quai Franklin, Auray, France
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Auray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We enjoyed wandering about this lovely place soaking up the Breton atmosphere. It is very picturesque and there are lots of galleries to visit. We parked at the top of the hill in the free car park and walked down to the water. It is an easy walk down and a bit more challenging on the way back up, but... More

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Llandwrog, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found the harbour quite easily by following road signs and found a convenient free car park slightly uphill from the harbour. We stopped for lunch in one of the harbourside cafes. The area was beautifull and there was an antique book market being held on the quayside when we were there. Unfortunately, it started raining when we were having... More

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Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

St. Goustan is the quaint little port area, serving Auray--limited strictly to pleasure craft on the river. There is a beautiful stone bridge connecting St. Goustain to Auray. The square on the St. Goustain side of the bridge contains many good restaurants: starving in St. Goustan should not be one of your worries. We also heartily recommend Le Marin Hotel,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great areas to walk, a number of good places to eat, easy access to the upper town. And it's where Benjamin Franklin landed on his way to ask for help from Louis XIV!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Decent French market in Auray on a Monday morning. Afterwards I recommend a short walk to this very picturesque historic riverside port. Some nice places to eat or have a coffee or beer.

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Montreal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is the port of Auray and it is a classic of its kind, with cafés and restaurants set around a very large cobbled area with charming half-timbered houses as a backdrop. We have been there several times and one of the main points of interest is that it is nowhere near as busy as Honfleur, which offers a similar... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is the place to go for excellent seafood, it was a lovely night and we sat outside and really enjoyed the ambience and the view from the terrace. Would highly recommend

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Surrey, England
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Plenty of places to eat in this pretty little village. In addition to the numerous restaurants lining the quayside there are a couple of créperies tucked away in the narrow streets behind the port. If approaching from the centre of Auray, take rue du Belvedere, which offers a birds eye view of the port. Then return to Auray via the... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The town of Auray is not the main attraction; it is overshadowed by the small characterful old port of Saint-Goustan, a five minute walk away. One of the roads linking Auray with the port houses a collection of interesting artist's shops. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the Biscuitier Chocolatier just before the bridge, who make a wonderful... More

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Lorient, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Auray and its old port 'Port de St Goustan' is a highly recommended place to visit if your enjoying a holiday in the Morbihan area of Brittany. Every Monday morning there is a lively market that winds itself around the center of Auray where your find all sorts of local foods to try, fresh fruit, arts and crafts. In the... More

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