DAY 1: Must-sees

Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Un week-end à Auxerre

Walk in the town centre

Get to know your surroundings and feel the atmosphere of the town, by walking along the riverbanks or exploring the historic town centre

Don't miss the 15th-century Tour de l’Horloge (Clock Tower), and the fabulous Saint-Germain Abbey, that stands proudly in the town centre, and has been chiming the hours of the day since its creation.

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Time for some good food and drink

Opt for some 100% Burgundian dishes at the P’tite Beursaude or Le Rendez-Vous, with chef Jean-Pierre Saulnier, a champion of regional dishes, especially his "oeufs en meurette" (Our mouths are watering as we speak!)

Le Rendez-Vous
Where to eat?

Auxerre Tourist Office recommends these restaurants:

Did you know?

The Auxerrois Vineyards

As surprising as it may seem, it is not near Beaune or Nuits-Saint-Georges, but actually in the Auxerrois vineyards that you'll find the most ancient plot of vines in Burgundy! The Clos de la Chaînette.

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A local figure

From the quayside, you'll see the majestic Saint-Etienne Cathedral in the distance, with the only known representation of "Christ on horseback" in the vaults.

This cathedral is on the "Circuit Cadet Roussel" trail. That's right, the one from the famous song is originally from the local area!

Visit Auxerre in the footsteps of Cadet Roussel
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The banks of the Yonne

The day is coming to a close, it's time to take the time to admire the town: walk along the walkway or Paul Bert bridge and wait for the sun to set, to see the town in its most beautiful light.

OT Auxerre
Live from the farm

For the children

A hop, skip and a jump away (just 10 km from the centre of Auxerre) and you'll be in the middle of the countryside with the goats! At Ulterïa Farm you can come and see the animals and their breeder, Claire. She will be delighted to show you around the farm and tell you about what she does there. Don't forget to stop by the shop while you're there.

Find out more about Ulterïa Farm

Day 2: all about wines and vineyards

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Cycling and tour of a wine cellar

You'll see, the town is surrounded by nature. To see it for yourself, hire a bike from the Maison du Vélo.

Set off on a 40-minute bike ride along the Yonne, Bailly-Lapierre Wine Cellars, the birthplace of the Crémant de Bourgogne.

Bailly-Lapierre Wine Cellars
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Lunch on the water

Grab a quick lunch at the Péniche d’Auxerre. This fairly recent establishment has a trendy atmosphere thanks to the decoration, and is a relaxing place to be, on the water with a great rooftop terrace to come and enjoy a drink.

Lunch at the Péniche d'Auxerre
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The Auxerrois vineyards

They may be less well-known but they're even more authentic. Come and meet the winegrowers of the Auxerrois vineyards, where you'll be able to buy the wines at affordable prices.

Scène des Quais

Concert or show evening

In the evening, why not go to watch a theatre production or a concert on a barge? To find out more, go to the Scène des Quais on the banks of the Yonne. You're sure to end your weekend on a high note.

Theatre or concert evening
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