Things to do in Auxerre

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Start with the Top Sights in Auxerre

If you're in Auxerre to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre

⭐️ 4.5 (1267)

La Tour de l'Horloge

⭐️ 4.3 (763)

Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre

⭐️ 4.5 (582)

Marché couvert de l'Arquebuse

⭐️ 3.8 (237)

Église Saint-Eusèbe

⭐️ 4.5 (135)

Museum Leblanc-Duvernoy

⭐️ 3.9 (36)

Passerelle de la Liberté

⭐️ 4.8 (18)

Salle d'Eckmühl

⭐️ 5.0 (4)

Fontaines à eau Auxerre

⭐️ 5.0 (1)

The top affordable restaurants in Auxerre

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Auxerre city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

La Tour d'Orbandelle

⭐️ 3.7 (1404)

Price Range: $$

Léon - Auxerre

⭐️ 3.9 (1320)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie Des Bords de L Yonne

⭐️ 4.1 (677)

Price Range: $$

La Bella Vita (Cuisine italienne)

⭐️ 4.4 (604)

Price Range: $$

Chez Max

⭐️ 4.2 (560)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Bourgogne

⭐️ 4.5 (471)

Price Range: $$

Le Frascati

⭐️ 4.1 (424)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Poivretsel

⭐️ 4.5 (406)

Price Range: $$

Sushi Auxerre

⭐️ 4.4 (392)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (372)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (370)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Auxerre

These are curated, high quality experiences in Auxerre hosted by locals!

Visit and Wine tasting Chablis

Wine and cheese pairing tasting in Chablis

End your night in some of the best bars in Auxerre

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Auxerre, curated exclusively for you.

Le Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (953)

Price Range: $$

V and B Auxerre

⭐️ 4.6 (691)

Price Range: $$

L'essentiel cocktail Bar auxerre

⭐️ 4.5 (283)

Price Range: $$

Le Sub

⭐️ 4 (264)

Price Range: $

Le Galopin

⭐️ 4.7 (222)

Bar Tabac L 'Aeroport

⭐️ 4.4 (213)

Price Range: $

Au 87

⭐️ 4.6 (208)

Bar Le Paul Bert

⭐️ 4.3 (205)

Price Range: $

Les Brimbos

⭐️ 4.1 (197)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (196)

Price Range: $$

Le Mazagran

⭐️ 4.1 (139)

Pick from the best places to stay in Auxerre

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Auxerre you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Auxerre

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Auxerre.

Chablis Wine Tasting at Domaine Clotilde Davenne

Domaine Clotilde Davenne Tour and Wine Tasting

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Auxerre?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

L'Aspérule Auxerre

⭐️ 4.6 (377)

Price Range: $$$

Le Jardin Gourmand

⭐️ 4.7 (211)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Auxerre Cathedral: An iconic symbol of Auxerre, the Auxerre Cathedral stands out among the top attractions in the city. The facade of the cathedral is impressive, with its intricate Romanesque and Gothic designs, while the interior provides a window into the city's rich history.
  2. Visit the Saint-Germain Abbey: The Saint-Germain Abbey is among the most important religious buildings in Auxerre. Built in the 8th century, the abbey features elaborate stained-glass windows, intricate murals, and other impressive designs that provide a plethora of sightseeing opportunities for visitors.
  3. Visit the Gallo-Roman Remains of Vassy: A charming historical attraction, the Gallo-Roman remains of Vassy date back to the 1st century BC. Visitors can explore the ruins of the original structures and also discover the remains of a Gallo-Roman theater and other significant archaeological sites. The site is also an ideal place for a picnic.

Auxerre is a great destination to visit all year round, with the warm months of late spring and summer bringing out the best of the city. June and July are probably the most popular months since temperatures are very comfortable, and attractions, such as the Musée Leblanc-Duvernoy, will be open and bustling. Meanwhile, the winter months offer unique experiences, such as ice skating, drinking in the city's cafés, and taking in the beauty of the Christmas decorations.

Exploring Auxerre, France is an amazing experience and can easily be done in three days. Offering a wide range of activities, including religious and architectural sites, chances to soak up the French culture in bustling streets, and enjoy the views from the banks of the Yonne River, three days is the perfect amount of time to experience the city.

Exploring Auxerre is best done via a variety of means. Cycling and walking are ideal for seeing more of the city, plus there are plenty of buses and taxis to cover larger distances. The bus network is extensive, reaching most of the sightseeing hotspots. Uber is also a popular choice for quick and easy rides.

A trip to Auxerre is perfect for young families! There lots of things to explore in the city for the kids, including a visit to the Auxerre Toy Museum, where children can see toys from all over the world, and the Auxerre Aventure Park, a park with a mini-golf area and trampolines. If you're feeling adventurous, the Auxerre Zoo is home to a wide range of exotic animals from all over the world.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Auxerre. To start off we'd have to mention Le Pub, L'essentiel cocktail Bar auxerre, Le Quart's. Check out our page on the best bars in Auxerre.

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