Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre

Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The Cathedral St Étienne is an imposing gothic style cathedral built between 1215 and 1233 and modified from the 11th to the 16th centuries. Take a look at the carvings around the doorway then pass inside the cathedral to see some of the best known stained glass windows in France. In the fascinating 11th century crypt you can see remains of the earlier cathedral on the same site and a very ancient fresco.

Places to visit nearby

Auxerre in Burgundy is a beautiful town of art and history that is famous for the production of Chablis wines.

Bourges in the Loire Valley is an enchanting city full of history and beautiful architecture, especially the gothic masterpiece of the Cathedrale St Étienne.

Dijon in Burgundy is the historic seat of the Dukes of Burgundy and has a rich medieval heritage.

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