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Auxerre is a village located in Auxerrois intercommunality, Auxerre arrondissement, Yonne department, Burgundy region, France. Auxerre has a population of nearly 45,000 residents and an area of 50 square kilometers. The small town is situated at an altitude of approximately 102 meters. The economy of Auxerre is based on the food industry, the wood industry and on the production of batteries. In the world, Auxerre is mostly known for its delicious wine, Chamblis. The small locality has 7 sister cities: one in Italy, Greve in Chianti, one in Poland, Plock, one in England, Redditch, one in Croatia, Varazdin, one in Germany, Worms and two in France, Roscoff and Saint-Amarin. Notable residents of Auxerre were Saint Helladius, a former bishop, Saint Patrick, an apostle, Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, mathematician and Theodore Frederic Gaillerdet, journalist. If you wish to visit the town, do not forget about its points of interest.

Top Attractions within Auxerre

Cathedrale Saint-Etinenne d'Auxerre, also known as Saint Etienne Cathedral or Auxerre Cathedral is famous for its stained glass windows. The imposing church was built sometimes between 1215 and 1233 and in 1540, it was improved with a Renaissance style cupola. In the 15th centuriy, the church suffered the last improvements.

Abbaye Saint-Germain d'Auxerre or Abbey of Saint Germain of Auxerre is a former Benedictine monastery dedicated to the saint and to his miracles. In 1927, in the church were discovered frescoes from the 9th century, apparently the oldest in France. If you wish to visit it, do not forget to bring your camera to immortalize it in pictures.

Tour d'Orbandelle is an Auxerre restaurant located in Place des Cordeliers. It opened in the city more than 30 years ago and for the locals, to see that the pizza was the specialty of the house among so many dishes of the French cuisine was a true surprise. Still, this is one of the most appreciated eateries in Auxerre.