Sightseeing route in Auxerre


【City description】

This is a city on the banks of the Yonne river. We can see a beautiful view on the bridge. St-Etienne Cathedral is the symbol in the city and there is a crypt and a treasure room. We can find some monument in the center city.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 3 h 30


 12 euros



【Sightseeing route】


①Auxerre-St-Gervais station

Gare d’Auxerre-St-Gervais

★Go to Jules Ferry St in front of the station and pass a bridge. Then, turn right and walk by the river. It takes 20 minutes by walk.

②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk by the river for 5 minutes.

③Saint-Nicolas Square

Place Saint-Nicolas

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Yonne St and turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 5 minutes.

④Saint-Germain Abbey

Abbaye Saint-Germain d’Auxerre

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 7 euros (for the guide tour)

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, 5/1, 5/8, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

★Go to Lycée Jacques Amyot St and turn left at the first crossroad. Go straight on Etang Saint-Vigile St. It takes 10 minutes.

⑤St-Etienne Cathedral

Cathédral St-Etienne

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 5 euros (visit for the crypt and the treasure room)

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm

Close: No

★Go to Fourier St in front of the cathedral. When you arrive at Cordeliers Square, turn left and go to Hôtel de Ville Square. Then, turn right in the square. It takes 10 minutes.

⑥Clock Tower

Tour de l’Horloge

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street and turn left at the end. It takes 10 minutes.

⑦Cadet Roussel Fountain

Fontaine Cadet Roussel

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go back to the cathedral with the same route. Then, go to Lebeuf St. when you go down the street, you arrive at the tourist information center. Return to the station with the same route. It takes 30 minutes.


Auxerre-St-Gervais station