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Cathédrale Saint-Etienne

Religious building, Listed or registered (CNMHS), Sacred art, History, Cathedral, Crypt, Gothic, Roman in Auxerre
3,5 Full-fare
  • (11th - 16th centuries)
    A masterpiece of 13th century Gothic art, relatively modest in size but of great elegance, it is the fifth church to be built on this exceptional urban site overlooking the river Yonne. The first three were destroyed by fire. Of the Romanesque stone church built in the 11th century, which was demolished to make way for the Gothic building, the crypt and its apsidal chapel remain, decorated with frescoes including a rare representation of Christ on horseback, dated...
    (11th - 16th centuries)
    A masterpiece of 13th century Gothic art, relatively modest in size but of great elegance, it is the fifth church to be built on this exceptional urban site overlooking the river Yonne. The first three were destroyed by fire. Of the Romanesque stone church built in the 11th century, which was demolished to make way for the Gothic building, the crypt and its apsidal chapel remain, decorated with frescoes including a rare representation of Christ on horseback, dated from the end of the 11th century. The construction of the present cathedral, begun in 1215, lasted nearly three centuries: choir and lower parts of the facade in the 13th century, crosspieces and portals of the north transept in the 14th century, nave and south transept in the 15th century, and completion of the facade and the north tower in the 16th century. A group of very interesting stained glass windows (13th-16th centuries).
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Activities
    • Sound and light show
    • Concerts
  • Services
    • Boutique
  • Rates
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    3.50 €
Openings
  • All year
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM