|• Mayor (2008—2014)||Roland Gastine|
|• Land1||4.97 km2 (1.92 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||370/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||56263 / 56400|
|Elevation||36–57 m (118–187 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Inhabitants of Sainte-Anne-d'Auray are called in French Saintannois.
In 2008, 10,82% of all children in the area attended bilingual schools in primary education.
The most notable feature of the village is the large Basilica of Sainte-Anne d'Auray, which is a major site of pilgrimage. Saint Anne is the patron saint of Brittany. The Basilica was built in the mid-nineteenth century to replace an earlier church which had housed an ancient statue of Anne. The statue was said to have been miraculously discovered by Yves Nicolazic, a local peasant, who claimed to have had visions from the saint asking him to build a church in her honour. The statue was destroyed during the French Revolution. In the gardens is a large war memorial to Breton victims of World War I, containing sculptures by Jules-Charles Le Bozec. A large statue of Henri, comte de Chambord, the last significant Bourbon claimant to the monarchy of France, is at the end of the road leading to the now-disused railway station.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sainte-Anne-d'Auray.|
- Official website (French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Sainte-Anne-d'Auray (French)
- Map of Sainte-Anne-d'Auray on Michelin (English)
- "Sainte Anne d'Auray". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
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