With its winding streets and rich heritage, Auxerre is a delightful town of historical and artistic interest, just a few kilometres from the Chablis vineyards. A place to explore and savour to the full...
Auxerre was involved in river trade from the 1st century. In the Middle Ages increasing numbers of pilgrims came to worship the relics of Bishop Saint Germain.
Near the marina is the departure point for the canal du Nivernais with its 116 locks. Two of Auxerre's oldest districts are close to the marina.
The Gothic chevet of the cathedral stands serenely above the banks of the Yonne. The town has examples of many different architectural styles, medieval, Renaissance and... Art Deco.
In May a wine and local produce festival, called "Fleurs de vigne", takes place at the same time as water-based events for all the family.
On summer evenings the pavement cafés resound to a range of musical styles, all part of the "Garçon, la note!" festival.
Thrill seekers may care to watch an AJ Auxerre football match. Since 1905 this local team has played in more than 1,000 First Division matches and 100 European Cup matches.
The Voyageur offers fun eco-friendly tours of the town in an electric family-sized vehicle. Details are available at the Auxerrois Tourist Information office, open all year, 7 days a week!
15th June to 15th September:
- Monday to Saturday, 9am-1pm & 2-7pm
-Sunday and bank holidays, 9.30am to 1pm & 3-6.30pm
16th September to 14th June:
- Monday to Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm & 2-6.30pm
- Saturday, 9.30am-12 noon & 2.30-6.30pm
- Sunday, 10am-1pm
|Une spiritualité au féminin|
|From 20/03/2013 to 30/12/2013|
|Saison Musicale des Visites-Concerts avec Musicancy|
|From 01/04/2013 to 03/11/2013|
|Théâtre en mai|
|From 17/05/2013 to 26/05/2013|
|Salon des antiquaires et de la brocante|
|From 11/05/2013 to 20/05/2013|
|Coupes Moto Légende|
|From 01/06/2013 to 02/06/2013|