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  • 1 St Étienne Cathedral, Sens Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Place de la République F - 89100 Sens

    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..

  • 2 Sens Museum, Treasure and Palais Synodal Interesting

    Museums and art

    135 rue des Déportés-et-de-la-Résistance F - 89100 Sens

    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 (..

  • 3 Marché couvert

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de la République F - 89100 Sens

    Located just across the town cathedral, this covered market features items produced in the second half of the 19C. See the metallic/brick architecture, exposed scaffolding and beautiful pinnacle roofs.

  • 4 Quartier de l'église St-Pierre-le-Rond

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la République F - 89100 Sens

    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..

  • 5 Grande Rue, Sens

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grande-Rue F - 89100 Sens

    Market stalls are daily set up on the sidewalks of Grand Rue. The street is flanked by half-timbered houses carrying plaques describing what activities went on inside in the old days.

  • 6 St Maurice Church, Sens

    Religious buildings

    Quai de l’Île-d’Yonne F - 89100 Sens

    This church was built on the island of Yonne in the second half of the 12c. Its signature style is the flat half-timbered chevet and asymmetrical roof with the slated spire.

  • 7 Poterne, Sens

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Boulevard du 14-Juillet F - 89100 Sens

    One of the remains of the Roman wall.

  • 8 St Savinien Church, Sens

    Religious buildings

    137 bis rue d’Alsace-Lorraine F - 89100 Sens

    Dates to the 11c and was built at the exact site of the town's first church. A basilica-style layout with no transept, with three slanted apses and a structured nave. On the outside, a charming church tower is highlighted by the building's sombre loo..

  • 9 Moulin à tan

    Nature and gardens

    Route d’Auxerre F - 89100 Sens

    This 10ha park, through which the Vanne and the Lingue run, is a precursor of the town's project for a green belt, which should ultimately go right around Sens. It is named after an obscure type of mill (1887) that ground oak bark to make tanbark, a ..

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