Sightseeing route in Semur-en-Auxois


【City description】

It’s a town on the banks of the Armançon river. When you pass the gate of the central area, you’ll find the medieval town. The most popular sightseeing spot is the 4 fortress towers constructed in 14th century. You can visit one of the towers although the accessible period is limited. There is a view point where you can see the 4 towers, but it is far from the town.

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【Time required】

 3 h 30(6 h includes a round trip bus)


 6 euros(8.80 euros includes the bus ticket)



【Sightseeing route】


★To go to Semuer-en-Auxois, you need take a bus from Dijon. Take the bus of the line 119 in front of Dijon station bound for Avallon and get off at the bus stop Semur Liberté.

Time required: 1 h 20
Price: 1.40 euros Time schedule

[Time Schedule]
Dijon⇒Avallon(you should take a bus at 6 h 55 or 12 h 30)
Avallon⇒Dijon(you should take a bus at 12 h 34, 15 h 36 or 18 h 07)

①Bus stop; Semur Liberté

Semur Liberté

the street around the bus stop

Get off here.

★Go to Liberté St. It takes 5 minutes by walk.

②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Don’t enter the central area and go to Ancienne Comédie St. turn left at Ancienne Comédie Square. It takes 10 minutes by walk.

③Art Museum

Musée de Semur en Auxois

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 3 euros

Opening hour: 2 pm – 6 h 30 pm (10 am – 12 h 30 in July and August)

Close: Tuesday, national holidays, Christmas holiday

★Go back to the tourist information center and enter the central area. Turn left at the forked road to go to a square. It takes 10 minutes by walk.

the center street

④Notre-Dame Collegial Church

Collégiale Notre-Dame de Semur-en-Auxois

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go to Févret St in front of the church and turn left at the end. It takes 5 minutes by walk.

⑤Orle d’Or Tower

Tour de l’Orle d’Or

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 3 euros

Opening hour: 2 am – 7 pm in July and August (it’s open exceptionally on the weekend in September)

Close: Monday

★You’ll visit the view point. But it’s so far from here. If you are tired and don’t have much time, you should avoid to visit there. If you visit, go to Renaudot St and turn left at the crossroad. When you arrive at Pont Joly St, go to Vaux St in front of a bridge. Then, pass the bridge and go to Pavé Saint-Lazare St as far as the top of the hill. It takes 30 minutes by walk.

the view around the birdge

⑥View point

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go down Paris St by a roundabout. When you pass Joly Bridge, you arrive at the route where you’ve already walked. So, return to the bus spot with the same route. It takes 30 minutes by walk.


Bus stop; Semur Liberté

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