Abbey of St Germain

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Founded in the 6C by Queen Clotilde, this abbey is the city's oldest monument. The 12C steeple, now freestanding after the destruction of part of the church, is remarkable. The crypt boasts some Carolingian frescoes (c. 850, the earliest in France) depicting the bishops of Auxerre.

Useful information

Address:

2 bis place St-Germain, 89000 Auxerre

Phone:

+33 3 86 18 02 90

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-6pm; Sep-Oct: daily except Tue 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm; Nov-Dec: daily except Tue 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed 25 Dec-1 Jan, some Bank Hols

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