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Destination History

Cultural heritage

Auxerre, granted “Town of Art and History” status in 1995, has a conservation area covering 67 hectares. The Abbey, the cathedral, the narrow streets lined with halftimbered houses… Discover the remarkable heritage of Auxerre and its surroundings
and its fascinating history!

Amateur of beautiful buildings or simple curious, Auxerre the beautiful will surprise you by its paved lanes lined with houses with colored wood sides, its district of the Clock straight out of a cinema decoration, its Saint Abbey-Germain sheltering the oldest Carolingian crypts of France (IXth century), its Cathedral Saint-Etienne with dazzling stained glass windows.A feast for the eyes, an immersion in the past, a simple and accessible happiness.