|• Mayor (2008—2014)||Roland Gastine|
|4.97 km2 (1.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Sainte-Anne-d'Auray ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Map of Sainte-Anne-d'Auray on Michelin[permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in English)
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. .
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