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Auxerre, a navigable port on the Yonne and the starting point for the Nivernais canal starts, is also the capital of lower Burgundy, a valley region whose plateaux are made up of fields and forests, with slopes lined with vines and fruit trees. Auxerre is also where Cadet Roussel was brought up, and is famous for its football team managed by Guy Roux; it has a remarkable cathedral and the jewel in the crown, the prestigious abbaye Saint-Germain, home to some of France's oldest frescoes.

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Tourist attractions Auxerre : Things to see and do

  • St-Étienne's Cathedral of Auxerre Recommended Recommended

    Place St-Étienne F - 89000 Auxerre

    A Gothic building constructed between the 13C and 16C with a beautiful Flamboyant façade. Around the ambulatory is a magnificent ensemble of stained-glass medallion windows in which blues and reds predominate. The Romanesque crypt contains famous fre..

  • Abbey of St Germain Recommended Recommended

    2 bis place St-Germain F - 89000 Auxerre

    Founded in the 6C by Queen Clotilde, this abbey is the city's most venerable monument. The 12C steeple, now freestanding after the destruction of part of the fabric of the church, is remarkable. The 9C crypt, rebuilt in the 9C, has some Carolingian f..

  • Marina Quarter, Auxerre

    Rue de la Marine F - 89000 Auxerre

    The Marine quarter - the old sea-fearers' quarter has maintained its sinuous lanes, which are often bordered by wood-panelled houses. Its main areas are Saint Nicolas square, Coche-d'Eau square and lastly, the rue de la marine, with its remnants of a..

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Hotels Auxerre

  • ibis Auxerre Centre Three stars Three stars Three stars

    1 avenue Jean Jaures F - 89000 AUXERRE

    Prix Prices from : 83 €

    The ibis hotel is located beside the river Yonne, 10 minutes' walk from the city center, train station and famous Abbé Deschamps stadium and a stone's throw from St Germain Abbey, St Etienne cathedral, the theater and the museums. The hotel has 50 ai..

  • Hotel De La Poste

    9, Rue D'orbandelle F - 89000 Auxerre

    This hotel is located in the centre of Auxerre, just 300 metres from Auxerre Cathedral, in France’s Burgundy region. The rooms at Hotel De La Poste are equipped with satellite TV, a telephone and private bathroom with bath or shower. Hotel De La Po..

  • Hôtel Le Maxime Three stars Three stars Three stars

    2 Quai De La Marine F - 89000 Auxerre

    Prix Prices from : 86 €

    Le Maxime is your host on the banks of the Yonne River, in the heart of Auxerre. Living room, lounge, business room, a tasting cellar and bar are available. A hotel brimming with charm, Le Maxime invites you to relax in its calm setting on the ba..

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Restaurants Auxerre

  • Le Rendez-Vous Quite comfortable restaurant 

    37 rue du Pont F - 89000 Auxerre

    If you love tradition, this restaurant at the foot of the Eglise St-Pierre is for you! The chef concocts tasty Burgundian specialities such as jambon persillé (ham terrine with parsley), croustillant de pied de veau (veal trotter in a crunchy crisp) ..

  • L'Aspérule Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    34 rue du Pont F - 89000 Auxerre

    The restaurant, like aspérule (sweet woodruff), the pretty woodland flower after which it is named, lacks neither freshness nor delicacy. Originally from Japan and trained in some fine establishments throughout France, Keigo Kimura's cooking is preci..

  • Le Jardin Gourmand Comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    56 boulevard Vauban F - 89000 Auxerre

    This former winegrower's house exudes classic charm and contemporary whimsy. Tuck into the good, market based food that varies with the seasons. Refined.

  • La Salamandre Comfortable restaurant 

    84 rue de Paris F - 89000 Auxerre

    In this restaurant in Auxerre's old town, you can inhale the fresh sea air! Fish (wild), shellfish and seafood is served in a simple, modern decor.

  • La Folie Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    6 avenue Maréchal-Juin F - 89000 Auxerre

    This little Baroque folly - dating from the 19C and flanked by a crenulated tower - is wonderfully romantic. It is located on the Lyon road, in a park alongside the River Yonne. The food revisits the cuisine of Burgundy and beyond. Depending on the c..

  • Le Bourgogne Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    15 rue de Preuilly F - 89000 Auxerre

    This former garage has successfully taken to its new vocation! The simple dishes made with market fresh ingredients are as tasty on your plate as they sound on the menu! It has a pleasant rustic setting and a fine terrace.

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