Port de Saint-Goustan
Port de St Goustan, 56400 Auray, France
A charming town of Historic InterestFor Both Americans and the French..
Under the orders from Cardinal Richelieu, Samuel de Champlain left this port to reconquer Port Royal in Acadia.
on 1 dec 1776, Benjamin Franklin landed here to ask the French to assist the newly independent United States to fight against the British.
It is a naturally beautiful harbour leading on to the bay and there are houses dating two and centuries and now the cobbled streets are where the tourists and locals mingle over beer, crepes and local confectionary.
The well known chocolatier here announces. We are not French but Celt.. the butter and sugar filled cakes are so delicious..
There are many creperies and we chose to sit at one overlooking the canal and the forest on this weekday with pleasant service and an excellent sauvignon. Ble Noir crepes with cheese and eggs and a salad preceded with local rock oysters and washed down by some cider the region is welll known for.. a lovely place for lunch. The name of the creperie which was on the broadwalk closest to the carousel was Ti Types.