Things to see and do - Autun
Unmissable tourist sites
Autun Travel guide
Autun : Michelin's recommendations
The town of Autun stands against wooded hills, dominating the Arrouz valley. The forests in Autun gave the town its furnishing industry, but you have to look further back in the past to recall the town's finest period, when it was «sister and equal to Rome». Augustodunum must have been a very large town since a theatre which seating 20,000 was built there... The Roman influence which will enthral you the most in this town , especially the exceptional talent of the sculptor Gislebertus..
Tourist attractions Autun : Things to see and do
r. Notre-Dame F - 71400 Autun
It would have taken a long time to achieve the extensive detail of the tympanum of the central portal, which is the major work of the Cathedral, sculpted between 1130 and 1135 by Gislebertus. The theme is of the Last Judgement depicted around a centr..
D256 F - 71400 Autun
This granite cross was built in 1945 to commemorate the liberation of Autun. From the cross you have a view over the depression of Autun and the Arroux valley,
5 r. des Bancs F - 71400 Autun
This museum is divided into four areas. The Gallo-Roman archaeology section houses a collection of pieces and relics from Bibracte Oppidum. Romanesque statuary is represented, in Rooms 8 and 9, by the masterpieces of two Burgundian masters: Gislebert..
14 rue Rivault F - 71400 Autun
Old 17th century convent with a chapel, the hotel Les Urselines overhangs the old city Roman ramparts and features a spectacular view of the Monts Du Morvan. The hotel disposes of 43 rooms, 28 of which with air conditioning and 5 of which are junior..
Chemin Jeanne Barret, Porte d'Arroux F - 71400 Autun
Hostellerie du Vieux Moulin is a restored mill located in Autun, just 500 metres from the Temple of Janus. It offers a panoramic view of the countryside and the cathedral. The rooms are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom with bath or shower..
3, rue de l'Arquebuse. F - 71400 AUTUN
At the heart of the gallo-roman town of Autun, just a short walk from the cathedral, Hotel La Tête Noire welcomes guests to a warm and cosy setting. Traditional cooking with many Burgundian specialities. An ideal destination for a break with the fami..
4 r. des Bancs F - 71400 Autun
In a pleasant cobbled street, in the heart of Charolais country, this small restaurant is dedicated... to fish. The dishes on the slate board evolve according to the deliveries coming in from Brittany, and the chef obeys only two rules: fresh fish an..
3 r. Arquebuse F - 71400 Autun
13 pl. du Terreau F - 71400 Autun
Contemporary cuisine is very much to the fore at the tasteful Le Chapitre restaurant. The dining room boasts an attractive modern decor with pleasant views of the cathedral square.