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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The American connection: Visiting the French town of Benjamin Franklin



Auray is a wonderful town in Brittany situated between Brest and Vannes in the area of Morbihan.

What is so special about Auray?

Absolutely Auray's waterfront.

Situated at the entrance of the gulf of Morbihan along the river Loch Auray faces the beautiful hamlet of Port de Saint Goustan.

Auray offers a very relaxed atmosphere, with its cobbled streets, cafes, creperies and art galleries.






Here Benjamin Franklin landed during is diplomatic mission to France and the house where he is slept is today a creperie along the waterfront.




But it is the panorama you can enjoy from the Belvedere the most beautiful sight of Port de Saint Goustan.

Auray also posseses a beautiful and historic town centre around that develops around the square of the Council Hall, with beautiful little shops and well preserved medieval houses.





This post would have not made be possible without the help of Anne Le Galles from Auray.

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