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Auray is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in northwestern France.

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Google previewThe Historical Monuments of France (1884)

by James Frothingham Hunnewell

AURAY is a large-sized country town, best seen from a stone tower, with steps outside, that stands in public grounds. The view obtained there is extensive over a country with broad hills, that are not high and show more wooded land than ...

Google previewHand-book for travellers in France [by J. Murray. 1st] 3rd-14th, 16th, 18th ed (1843)

Anne d' Auray is a celebrated pilgrimage church 6 m. from the town, frequented usually by 6000 devotees from all parts of Brittany in the month of July , but not otherwise remarkable. It is a modern, and not handsome building. In another ...

Google previewThe Grand Tour; Or, A Journey Through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France ... (1756)

Auray is a small sea port of Britainy, consisting properly of ...

Google previewHand-Book for Travellers in France ... By John Murray III. With five travelling maps (1858)

by John MURRAY (Publisher, of Albemarle Street, the Younger.)

Anne d'Auray is a celebrated pilgrimage church 3 m. from the town, frequented usually by 6000 devotees from all parts of Brittany in the month of July , but not otherwise remarkable. It is a modern and not handsome building. In another ...

Google previewEvery Saturday (1869)

Auray is a small port, and carries on a quite active coasting trade with Vannes, Lorient, and Belle- Be. Houses have been built from time to time all along the quay so as to form a lower town, not much esteemed by the people of the upper town, ...

Google previewModern History Or the Present State of All Nations (1745)

by Thomas Salmon

Auray is a little trading town, situate on the sea-coast to the westward of Vennes, consisting only of a large key and one fine street.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Hundred Years War (2006)

by John A. Wagner

See FRANCO-SCOTTISH ALLIANCE; SCOTLAND AURAY, BATTLE OF (1364) Fought on 29 September 1364 outside the Breton port of the same name, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena (2007)

by J Gordon Melton

Among the churches dedicated to Saint Anne is Sainte-Anne-d'Auray in Morbihan, France. This seventeenth-century church originated in a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1623 to Yves Nicolazic, who was told to rebuild a chapel dedicated to Saint ...

Google previewA Dictionary of British History (2009)

by John Ashton Cannon

Auray, battle of, 1364. Sir John Chandos, who had fought at *Crécy and *Poitiers, was engaged in 1364 in supporting the claims of John de Montfort to the duchy of Brittany against those of Charles de Blois. On 27 September, while besieging ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (2010)

by Clifford J. Rogers

Bowlus Auray, Battle of This battle finally ended the civil war over succession to the Duchy of Brittany that began in 1341 on the death of John III. Charles de Blois, married to John III's niece, Jeanne de Penthièvre, was recognized ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Battles (2012)

Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present by David Eggenberger

John de Montfort, who claimed the peninsula for England, sent a force under John Chandos to besiege Auray. Charles de Blois and the able general Bertrand du Guesclin marched a French army to the relief of the town. In an assault on the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1918)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

Auray is one of the chief centres in France for oyster-breeding, and carries on boat-building and sardine-fishing. The principal buildings are the church of Saint Esprit, the Renaissance church of Saint Gildas and, at a short distance from the ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Gazetteer, Or Geographical Dictionary ... (1822)

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AURAY, a town of France, in the province of Bretagne, department of Morbihans, arrondissement of L'Orient, the head of a canton. It stands on the gulf of Morbihan , and has a small harbour, with considerable trade in corn, honey, skins, and ...

Google previewUniversal Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary (1845)

More Complete Than Any Hitherto Published. With Maps by John Thomson

AURAY, a town of France, department of Morbihan, on the Gulf of Morbihan. Pop. 3200. AURAY, a river of France, which runs into the English Channel. Long. 2.

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