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."
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 yesterday.
The 164.5km stage took the 179 riders from Auray on the South coast of Brittany to Saint-Brieuc in the North.
NORWEGIAN Thor Hushovd won stage two of the Tour de France with a sprint finish in the final 300 metres between Auray and Saint Brieuc yesterday.
The Norwegian outwitted his rivals in a tense finale on stage two, 103miles from Auray to St Brieuc.
CYCLING: 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.
Nearby are the towns of Vannes and Auray - both within 20 miles of Carnac and they should definitely be on your to-see list.
Wins first international tournament at Auray Indoor event, France, and becomes only one of two British players to win a singles title at the junior Orange Bowl, Miami, USA.
International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) elects new officers: Gary Owen, senior advisor, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, as chairman; Tony Becker, president, Port Jersey Logistics, as vice chairman; Bob Auray, president and chief executive officer, USCO Logistics, as secretary and treasurer; and Bob Ness, president and chief executive officer, ODW Logistics, as immediate past chairman.
We were a party of two families - eight in total - and we stayed in a house in the tiny village of Le Bono, situated between Carnac on the coast and Auray, a pretty market town in southern Brittany.
Principal battles: Auray (1364); Roosebeke (near Roeselare, east Flanders) (1382).