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  • 1 St-Étienne's Cathedral of Auxerre Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Abbey of St Germain Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Marina Quarter, Auxerre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 4 Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Auxerre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville F - 89000 Auxerre

    The town of Auxerre has maintained a number of beautiful houses, which are often 16C. The rue de la Fécauderie (half-timbered houses) takes you to the Town Hall where you will see old houses (at n° 4, 6, 16, 17, 18) and pass a multi-coloured statue o..

  • 5 Clock Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de l’Horloge F - 89000 Auxerre

    This Flamboyant style tower was built in the 15C on the foundations of the Gallo-Roman perimeter wall. Also called the Strong tower, it contributed to the fortifications. The belfry and the clock symbolise the freedom of the community. The two clock ..

  • 6 Surugue Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Surugue F - 89000 Auxerre

    The fountain in the square honours Cadet Roussel. This character of the famous French song is believed to be inspired by the misadventures of William Roussel (1743-1807), a huissier from Auxerre, as mentioned on a plaque under the arch of a passage l..

  • 7 St Eusèbe Church, Auxerre

    Religious buildings

    Place St-Eusèbe F - 89000 Auxerre

    This old priory has a beautiful 12C tower decorated with multi-foil arches. Inside, a Renaissance chancel.

  • 8 Crole Hotel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    67 rue de Paris F - 89000 Auxerre

    This is a beautiful Renaissance Hotel, with sculpted skylights and cornices.

  • 9 Robillard Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Robillard F - 89000 Auxerre

    In this square you will find Auger's oldest house (at n° 5), which dates from the 14 and 15C.

  • 10 Auxerre Museum of Art and History

    Museums and art

    2 place St-Germain F - 89000 Auxerre

    The Museum of Art and History occupies the buildings of Auxerre's abbey complex, including the abbot's lodgings, the 14C cellar, the monks' hall, the 12C chapter house and the sacristy. Highlights include the Gallo-Roman Room (Gaulish runes, trivet a..

  • 11 St.Peter's Church of Auxerre

    Religious buildings

    Place St-Pierre F - 89000 Auxerre

    This is a classical church that has nevertheless kept some decorative touches in the Renaissance style. The tower which has been very finely worked is in the Flamboyant style. The architect clearly drew his inspiration from the North tower of the cat..

  • 12 Leblanc-Duvernoy Museum

    Museums and art

    9 bis rue d’Égleny F - 89000 Auxerre

    Pottery and china is the main concern of this museum that accommodates an 18C house. Sumptuous tapestries from Beauvais and a collection of stoneware from Puisaye bringing up the rear.

  • 13 Auxerre Natural History museum

    Museums and art

    5 boulevard Vauban F - 89000 Auxerre

    Housed in a pavilion at the centre of a small botanical park, this museum is dedicates its temporary exhibitions to the natural sciences of the whole world.

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