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Auxerre tourism and travel guide

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Visit Auxerre: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: With its cathedral and churches, and extensive historic centre with half-timbered houses and an imposing belltower Auxerre is a very interesting town to visit

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Auxerre. For detailed visitor information see the Auxerre travel guide.

Auxerre is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy region (now part of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region), in the eastern-center of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Yonne department (general information: Auxerre is 149 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Auxerre include "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chablis at 17 km and Joigny at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Auxerre, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Auxerre in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Yonne

Map of places to visit near Auxerre

Markets in and near Auxerre

Market days in Auxerre: weekly market: Tuesday & Sunday & Friday;

  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Chablis: market Sunday (17km)
  • Aillant-sur-Tholon: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (19km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (19km)
  • Toucy: market Saturday (22km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (26km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (31km)
  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault: market Sunday (34km)

More information about Auxerre, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Auxerre, France

What to do at Auxerre? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Auxerre.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Auxerre

Canton: Auxerre

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89000

Distance to Auxerre

from Auxerre (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 149 km

from Calais: 372 km

from Nice: 538 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 322 km

Getting here

Auxerre is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into Paris orly or Charles de Gaulle airports and rent a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 5 - 6 hours driving time. For driving distances to Auxerre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Augy, Moneteau, Quenne, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, Vallan, Venoy and Villefargeau.

This page in French: Visiter Auxerre

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