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1001 ways to visit Auxerre and the Auxerrois

1001 ways to visit Auxerre and the Auxerrois

There is more than one way to discover our beautiful city and its territory. 

In the air or on land, by freewheeling or on foot, discover the Auxerrois from all angles.

On foot

Using the bronze arrows set into the pavements you can follow the footsteps of Cadet Roussel and discover the historical centre of Auxerre.

And for children, get the « Cadet’Chou » puzzle booklet.


Brochure Cadet Roussel : 2 €

Cadet Chou : 2.5 €

 Family Pass  (Cadet Roussel+Cadet Chou) : 4 €

For a step-by-step visit!

With your audio-guide and a detailed map of the town, discover the city and the monuments at your own pace, following 12 commented steps! From the Pont Paul Bert to the Abbey St Germain, passing by the Rue de Temple, the statue of Cadet Roussel and the Clock

Tower, you will find the « Must-See » historic sites of Auxerre. At each step of the tour indicated on your map, dial the number on the audio-guide to listen to the commentary.

No limit in time: you set the pace!


Departure from the Tourist Office.

5€ per person with a deposit of 50€ for 2 audio guides maximum.

Commentaries are available in French and English.

Auxerre has the label “City of Art and History” since 1995 and ensures the accessibility of its historical and archeological heritage to a wide audience. To do so, the Tourist Office organizes all year round many guided visits led by qualified guides: enjoy a rich moment during which the guides share their knowledge and love for the city.

 These visits last 1.30 hour.




Full price 5€

Unemployed people, students (with proof) 3€

Free under 12.

Visit of 1h30


On your bike


The region has set up a major project offering to sportspersons an itinerary enabling them to cycle around Burgundy region along the canals. The Tourist Office makes available a tourist map that draws the whole itinerary.

More information on


Download the map and route here

For all canal lovers, the Bikes House rents bikes for adults and children, and also tandems! Information about hiking, cycling, sailing and IGN maps on sale.



Maison du vélo

Place Achille Ribain, Auxerre

+33 (0)3 86 41 43 22 ou +33 (0)3 86 46 24 99

By boat

Discover Auxerre and the surroundings in electric boats: originality and relaxation guaranteed! To the delight of both children and adults, la Maison du Vélo – the Bicycle House – rents electric boats that contain up to 5 persons

Playful, quiet and easy to use (no license required), they will enable you discover Auxerre and its sourrondings in a very pleasant and novel way on the Canal Nivernais.

From 1/2 hour to one day, you can admire the wildlife and plants life of our region and enjoy the calm and tranquility of a cruise with your friends or your family. You can also pass through locks and go to Champs-sur-Yonne.


Pratical information

Rentals from April to September

Several options available.

Information available from la Maison du Vélo on +33 (0)3 86 46 24 99.

Pedalo rental also available

Sail down the Yonne and the Canal du Nivernais and discover the countryside of Auxerre and the Auxerrois in a completely different way.

With your family, your friends or by yourself: nature, landscapes, gastronomy, discovery of a gourmet territory and of heritage and hydraulic treasures! The Hirondelle II proposes not only discovery cruises but also lunch and dinner cruises to treat your taste buds!


Opening period

From 04/14 to 10/14

Information and reservations: +33 9 75 23 27 89 or +33 6 30 37 66 17.

For adventurers

For those who want to explore the auxerrois vineyards, the Auxerrois Tourist Office has set up the Oenobus: a free shuttle which, every Tuesday in the summer season, serves, 6 typical wine-growing villages: Escolives, Coulanges-la-vineuse, Irancy , Chitry, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, and the hamlet of Bailly.


Departure of the shuttle at the Tourist Office: 10h – 11h30 – 14h – 15h30.

Every tuesday in a different village you can follow a guided tour, schedule available at the Tourist Office.

Free shuttle – Guided tour: 5€, 3€ for students and unemployed people, free under 12.



Fly high over the Auxerrois! An unprecedented and magical view of our countryside taking in vineyards, forests, fields and heritage sites, offered by:

Get the free app Géo Découvertes from the Apple Store or Géo Audioguides on Androïd.
Once downloaded onto your mobile, type Auxerre into the browser and follow the instructions.