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Sanctuary of Ste-Anne d'Auray
Ste-Anne d'Auray-Morbihan-Bretagne-Sud
Ste Anne d'Auray-Morbihan-Bretagne-Sud
Ste-Anne d'Auray-Morbihan-Bretagne-Sud
Sainte-Anne d'Auray-Morbihan-Bretagne-Sud

Sanctuary of Ste-Anne d'Auray

1 Rue De Vannes
56400 Sainte-Anne-d'Auray
The history of Sainte-Anne d'Auray would have started in the 17th century, with the apparitions of Saint Anne, mother of Marie, to Yves Nicolazic, pious laborer of the village. At the time, Ste-Anne d'Auray was a hamlet called Ker Anna, the "village of Anne" in Breton. During an apparition, she asked him to rebuild the chapel dedicated to him in the 6th century. The news spread throughout Brittany and the pilgrims set out for Sainte-Anne d'Auray, giving birth to the largest pilgrimage in the region. In the 19th century, the crowd was such that the chapel became too small. To remedy this, the basilica was built between 1865 and 1872 by the architect Desperthes. Each July 26, the village welcomes thousands of pilgrims for the Great Forgiveness. By visiting the sanctuary, you will discover different religious buildings: - The cloister built in the 17th century by the Carmelite fathers. - The Basilica which replaced the chapel in the 19th century. - La Scala sancta: holy staircase, originally placed in front of the chapel. - The Memorial built in memory of the Breton victims of the 1st World War. - The John Paul II space created following the arrival of the Pope in 1996. Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Find here the guided tour of the sanctuary
1 Rue De Vannes
56400 Sainte-Anne-d'Auray


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