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Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

2bis Place Saint-Germain, 89000 Auxerre, France

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About Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

This monastic complex, located outside the fortifications, was founded by Queen Clotilde in the 5th century. This monument is witness to sixteen centuries of the history of Auxerre. Although composite, it offers an architectural ensemble of great interest. The abbey church is Gothic in style. In the late twentieth century, the abbey's residential and service buildings were remodeled as a museum, presenting prehistoric, Gallo-Roman, and medieval finds from Auxerre.

Attractions Near Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure
Caves of Arcy-sur-Cure27.38km from Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

The caves of Arcy-sur-Cure are a series of caves located on the commune of Arcy-sur-Cure, Burgundy, France. Some of them contained archaeological artifacts, from the Mousterian to Gallo-Roman times. Some hold remarkable parietal art, the second oldest presently known after those of the Chauvet cave. Another notable characteristic of these caves is the time-long series of pollen, related to determined and consistent archaeological levels. Listed monument Historique in 1992, they are partially op

Guédelon39.49km from Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

Guédelon Castle is a castle currently under construction near Treigny, France. The castle is the focus of an experimental archaeology project aimed at recreating a 13th-century castle and its environment using the period technique, dress, and material. Construction started in 1997 under Michel Guyot, owner of Château de Saint-Fargeau, a castle in Saint-Fargeau 13 kilometers away. The site was chosen according to the availability of construction materials.

Castle of Saint-Fargeau
Castle of Saint-Fargeau41.57km from Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

The Castle of Saint-Fargeau is a monument in the municipality of Saint-Fargeau. It is an attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region.The château was originally a hunting residence in 10th century. The château was designated as a monument historique in 1945 and has been open to the public since.

Château d'Ancy-le-Franc
Château d'Ancy-le-Franc44.21km from Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

Château d'Ancy-le-Franc is a Renaissance-style château of the 16th century located in the town of Ancy-le-Franc in the department of Yonne, in France. The site was originally occupied by a 12th-century fort, which survived until the end of the sixteenth century. The château is currently owned by a private company, Société Paris Investir SAS, which undertook its restoration, and recognition as a national historical monument.

Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens
Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Sens49.14km from Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

Cathedral of Saint-Etienne de Sens is the Catholic cathedral of the archdiocese of Sens. Saint Stephen is considered the first martyr: his cult is associated in Sens with that of Saint John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is one of the first churches of Gothic architecture in Christendom with the Saint-Denis basilica. The cathedral is at the heart of a complex which also includes the former synodal palace and the former archiepiscopal palace.

Château de Bazoches
Château de Bazoches49.53km from Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

Built-in the twelfth century, halfway up a wooded hill. The original castle was built by Jean de Saillenay in 1180, on the site of a Roman outpost guarding the road between Autun and the administrative center of Gallia Lugdunensis, now Sens. Today it is private property, and classified as a listed Historic building.

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Discover More Attractions in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Where Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre Is Located


Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.