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Cathédrale St-Étienne

Cathédrale St-Étienne Review

The town's dominant feature is the ascending line of three magnificent churches—St-Pierre, St-Étienne, and St-Germain—with the Cathédrale St-Étienne, in the middle, rising majestically above the squat houses around it. The 13th-century choir, the oldest part of the edifice, contains its original stained glass, dominated by brilliant reds and blues. Beneath the choir, the frescoed 11th-century Romanesque crypt keeps company with the treasury, which has a panoply of medieval enamels, manuscripts, and miniatures, plus a rare depiction of Christ on horseback. A 75-minute son-et-lumière show focusing on Roman Gaul is presented every evening from June to September.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. St-Étienne, Auxerre, 89000 | Map It
  • Phone: /03–86–52–23–29
  • Cost: Crypt €3, treasury €1.90
  • Hours: Easter– Nov., Mon.–Sat. 7:30–6, Sun. 2–5; Nov.–Easter, Mon.–Sat. 10–5
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  • Location: Auxerre
Updated: 04-08-2014

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