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Semur-en-Auxois

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côte-d'Or

Semur-en-Auxois - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Côte-d'Or
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The beautiful, red-roofed medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois stands on a pink granite plateau in the department of Côte-d'Or, between Montbard and Saulieu, within a bend in the Armançon. With a rich heritage and history, the town has a conservation area that's a particularly nice place for an outing. Whether you take a self-guided or guided tour, aboard the little tourist train or with an audioguide, the historic centre of Saumur-en-Auxois welcomes you for a journey through time. Step through one of the fortified doors that used to protect the city in order to take a stroll along the picturesque streets and pretty squares dotted with mansions and half-timbered houses.

First stop: the keep with four towers, including the most imposing one, the Orle d'Or tower. It stands 44 metres tall and has 5 floors that are open to visitors, comprising a museum, a library, a technological collection and a conference room.

Then head to the Collegiate Church of Our Lady, built in the 13th and 14th centuries and restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century. Decorated with surprising little gargoyles, this Burgundian Flamboyant Gothic gem houses a painted altarpiece from the 16th century depicting the Tree of Jesse, some beautiful old stained glass windows with illustrations of the butchers' and drapers' corporations, a polychrome statue of the Entombment from the 15th century, and a pipe organ from the 18th century.

Located in the former 17th-century Jacobins' convent, Semur-en-Auxois' municipal museum houses archaeological, geological, natural history and Fine Art collections.

Other sights to see are the pleasant walk along the ramparts which overlooks the Armançon Valley, as well as the Joly and Pinard bridges, offering lovely views of the medieval town!

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Semur-en-Auxois

The town of Semur-en-Auxois is located west of the Côte-d'Or, in the heart of Burgundy, halfway between Paris and Lyon. The city is set on a pink granite plateau, surrounded by the Armançon. Semur is at the crossroads of the foothills of the Morvan, the plains of Châtillonnais and the outskirts of the Autunois. Located on the D980 between Montbard and Saulieu, and 6 km from the A6 motorway exit n ° 23. The Montbard TGV station is 19 km away.

Semur-en-Auxois is a dynamic city with all shops, ideal to stay and shine. The bridge lake also offers recreational activities.

The medieval city of Semur is rich in heritage and history! Discover the city...

It is the first "City of character" of Côte-d'Or.

It is twinned with four cities: Höhr-Grenzhausen, Ciney, Laigueglia and Cranleigh.

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Entrance of the museum of Semur-en-Auxois
Entrance of the museum of Semur-en-Auxois
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Gargoyle of Notre-Dame Collegiate Church
Gargoyle of Notre-Dame Collegiate Church
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Fine Arts Hall of the Museum of Semur-en-Auxois
Fine Arts Hall of the Museum of Semur-en-Auxois
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View from Semur-en-Auxois museum
View from Semur-en-Auxois museum
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The illuminated collegiate church
The illuminated collegiate church
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Horse competition of Auxois traits
Horse competition of Auxois traits
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The autumn strides that take place at the beginning of October every year
The autumn strides that take place at the beginning of October every year
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