Auray


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Auray

(ôrā`), town (1990 pop. 10,323), Morbihan dept., NW France, in Brittany, on the Auray River estuary. Oysters are bred, food is canned, and furniture is manufactured. Nearby the decisive battle of the War of the Breton SuccessionBreton Succession, War of the,
1341–65, an important episode of the Hundred Years War. Duke John III of Brittany died in 1341 without heirs. The succession was contested by his half-brother, John de Montfort, who was backed by Edward III of England, and by Charles of
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 took place (1364). On the Champ des Martyrs, also near Auray, some 800 royalists, who had landed at Quiberon, were massacred (1795). North of the town is the famous Basilica of Sainte-Anne-d'Auray, built in Renaissance style in the 19th cent. Pilgrimages to the shrine have occurred every July 26 since the 17th cent., when a peasant, Yves Nicolazic, claimed to have seen a vision of St. Anne.
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I have drawn string besides you at La Roche-d'Errien, Romorantin, Maupertuis, Nogent, Auray, and other places.
Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist, is content to yield his yellow jersey when the Tour de France takes the peloton from Auray to St Brieuc over 164.
The Norwegian outwitted his rivals in a tense finale on stage two, 103miles from Auray to St Brieuc.
NORWEGIAN Thor Hushovd won stage two of the Tour de France with a fantastic sprint finish in the final 300 metres between Auray and Saint Brieuc today.
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Other hotspots on our agenda were La Trinit-sur-Mer, with its lovely marina and jetty from which to fish and crab; Auray, a medieval town with its stunning harbour, crooked houses and cobbled streets, lined with bars and restaurants and Quimper, a rustic town which looks similar to Chester, with footbridges spanning the rivers which run through it and an imposing Cathedral of Saint-Corentin, with its Gothic style facade, indeed the oldest Gothic structure in Lower Brittany.
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During that time, Auray doubled GENCO Marketplace's revenue and increased earnings at a 20 percent per-year rate.
LATE SHOW: Thor Hushovd crosses the line to win stage two of the Tour de France from Auray to Saint-Brieuc Picture: Getty Images