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Auxerre
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Auxerre The Essential
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Auxerre, a navigable port on the Yonne and the starting point for the Nivernais canal starts, is also the capital of lower Burgundy, a valley region whose plateaux are made up of fields and forests, with slopes lined with vines and fruit trees. Auxerre is also where Cadet Roussel was brought up, and is famous for its football team managed by Guy Roux; it has a remarkable cathedral and the jewel in the crown, the prestigious abbaye Saint-Germain, home to some of France's oldest frescoes.

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St-Étienne's Cathedral of Auxerre
St-Étienne's Cathedral of Auxerre
A Gothic building constructed between
30 minutes
Abbey of St Germain
Abbey of St Germain
Founded in the 6C by Queen Clotilde,
60 minutes
Clock Tower
Clock Tower
This Flamboyant style tower was built in
30 minutes
Auxerre Museum of Art and History
Auxerre Museum of Art and History
The Museum of Art and History occupies
60 minutes
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Auxerre
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Auxerre
The town of Auxerre has maintained a
15 minutes
Surugue Square
Surugue Square
The fountain in the square honours Cadet
15 minutes