Things to see and do - Auxerre
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Auxerre Travel guide
Auxerre : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Auxerre : Things to see and do
pl. 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..
2 bis pl. St-Germain F - 89000 Auxerre
Founded in the 6C by Clothilde, this abbey is the city's most venerable monument. The 12C steeple, now free-standing after the demolition of part of the fabric, is remarkable. The 9C crypt has some Carolingian frescoes (c 850, the earliest in France)..
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..
1 avenue Jean Jaures F - 89000 AUXERRE
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..
2 Quai De La Marine F - 89000 Auxerre
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..
5 rue René Schaeffer F - 89000 Auxerre
Hôtel du Commerce is located in the centre of Auxerre, just 5 minutes’ walk from Auxerre Cathedral and the Old Town. The hotel offers individually decorated guest rooms and an on-site bar. The guest rooms at Hôtel du Commerce include a flat-screen T..
84 r. 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.
37 r. du Pont F - 89000 Auxerre
Le Rendez-Vous is situated at the foot of St-Pierre church. The chef conjures up tasty Burgundian specialities (jowl of beef, poached eggs in a red wine sauce etc) in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
56 bd 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.
15 r. 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.