Burgundy Sights

Cathédrale St-Étienne

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

The town's dominant feature is the ascending line of three magnificent churches—St-Pierre, St-Étienne, and St-Germain—with 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.

Sight Information


Pl. St-Étienne, Auxerre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, 89000, France



Sight Details:

  • Crypt €3, treasury €2

Published 10/16/2017


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