Things to see and do - Sens
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Sens Travel guide
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The Archdiocese of Sens has seen the former greatness of the city. From Roman times it was the capital of the Grande Senonie, made up of Chartres, Auxerre, Meaux, Paris, Orléans eandTroyes. This trusteeship was perpetuated in the Archdiocese and it is therefore not surprising that it was here that the first great Gothic cathedral was built. But then little Paris became bigger; the diocese lost Meaux, Chartres and Orléans and Sens became just a pleasant small town grouped around its cathedral.
Tourist attractions Sens : Things to see and do
Place de la République
This is the first of France's big cathedrals (1130-1168). The west façade presents a statue of Saint Etienne, at the pier of the central doorway. The façade in the Flamboyant style at north transept is magnificent, built between 1503 and 513 by Marti..
135 r. des Déportés-et-de-la-Résistance
This group of museums is set in the old buildings of the old archbishopric and synodal palace with its beautiful shiny tiles restored by Viollet-le-Duc. The wings named Francis I and Henry II are dedicated to the history of Sens and the Sens people (..
Rue de la République
Rising on either side of the tower (1728), the facade of the church and that of the ancient Dieu hotel seem like a perfect match. The houses in the neighbouring streets maintain this feeling of harmony. Visit «Abraham's House» (16C) with its finely c..
9 Cours Tarbé F - 89100 Sens
This Inter-Hotel is located in the centre of Sens, within a private park. It offers comfortable accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access. The guest rooms are equipped with en suite facilities, flat-screen satellite TV and have lift access. So..
97 rue de la République F - 89100 Sens
Located in the city centre, 200 metres from Sens Cathedral, Hôtel de Paris et de la Poste offers 3 restaurants, a bar and a shaded terrace. The air-conditioned rooms include a satellite TV with cable channels. The heated accommodations at Hôtel de ..
Boulevard du Pont Neuf F - 89100 SENS
At the edges of Yonne, 765 yards (700 meters) from the town center and Saint-Etienne Cathedral (12th century), 1.2 miles (2 km) from the Parc du Moulin in Tan and 2.5 miles (4 km) from the Soucy kart racing track, our hotelF1 offers the essentials at..
1 rue d'Alsace-Lorraine F - 89100 Sens
In the entrance hall, an old oven and grocery shelves awaken the gourmet senses. This is in preparation for original culinary compositions created with a thoroughly contemporary touch and flavour.
49 Grande-Rue F - 89100 Sens
Croustillant de Camembert with peppered caramel, tajine-style pork cheek... Simple and tasty dishes to be savoured in cosy surroundings just a stone's throw from the River Yonne and the cathedral.
1 rue d'Alsace-Lorraine F - 89200 Sens
A typical bistro, which exudes tradition and conviviality. Various spit-roasted meats take pride of place on the menu. The small selection of wines is written up on blackboards.