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Auxerre Office de tourisme
1-2 quai de la Republique Auxerre
89000

Tel:+33 (0)3 86 52 06 19
Fax:+33 (0)3 86 51 23 27

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Auxerre is a pretty riverside town with characterful squares, narrow lanes and half-timbered houses.  The best place to admire its beauty is from the river where you'll see church spires and belfries rise above the rooftops.  Probably the most impressive of the religious buildings is the Gothic Cathedrale St-Etienne which was built spanning a period of three centuries and famous for its intricate stained-glass.

Auxerre is also famed for its first-class football team and is a convenient base for discovering the famous wine-growing area of Chablis plus the delightful medieval towns of Pontigny and Tonnere.  A canal boat-trip situated in the town's pleasure port is a great way to discover some of the most beautiful vineyards and countryside in France.

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What to See - Auxerre Attractions

Vezelay
Vezelay, S of Auxerre 89450
a minute, fortified village of architectural reknown
| Admission charge

Abbatiale
Pontigny, NE of Auxerre 89230
a well-preserved abbey church in this delightful medieval town
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 86 47 54 99

Le Chablisienne
blvd Pasteur, Chablis 89000
a wine cellar owned by a number of small producers who produce some fine Chablis - free tastings!
| Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 86 42 89 89

Cine-Casino
1 blvd du 11 novembre, Auxerre 89000
art-house, non-dubbed films shown here
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)3 86 52 36 80

Musee Leblanc-Duvernoy
9 bis rue d'Egleny, Auxerre 89000
a fine collection of faience pottery housed here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 86 52 44 63

Abbaye St-Germain
Place St-Germain, Auxerre 89000
an impressive abbey founded by Queen Clothilde, wife of the first Christian King of France, Clovis
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 86 18 05 50

Musee St-Germain
2 pl St-Germain, Auxerre 89000
prehistoric artefacts and Gallo-Roman remains including some contemporary art
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 86 18 05 50

Bateaux de Bourgogne
1-2 quai de la Republique, Auxerre 89000
take your pick from a variety of canal boat cruises
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 86 72 92 10