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2 Place Saint Germain, 89000, Auxerre, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frescoes in the crypt -- guided tour only -- date to circa 850AD and are reputedly the oldest in France. They are a must-see. Guided tours ever hour, except at lunchtime. Otherwise, the abbey itself is interesting, although many parts were destroyed over the years...More

Thank SROVirginia
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This Abbey is as beautiful in daytime as in the night. The facade is magnificent. Did not have time to visit the interior. Will do the next time.

Thank HTPWT24
Reviewed March 2, 2018

The city is the most recognizable building was built in IX century on the place of an older structure. The part of the crypt dating to VI century.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We did not pay to visit the crypt. However, we were amazed at the magnitude and breath of the other displays all for free. Whether it was the abbey itself, the excavations or the rooms with exhibits; we were impressed. The only drawback is that...More

1  Thank fssutton1
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We visited and was disappointed to find no garden in the cloisters. There was a nice archeological site inside as well as an exposition of Rodin (photos only). It was a good place to pass time and it was free.

Thank Bintbatoutta
Reviewed August 20, 2017

A former abbaye, with a large church and a crypt, a cloister and a few rooms with exhibits about the middle ages and the roman period. Worth visiting. Free entrance.

1  Thank Stephane G
Reviewed January 19, 2017

The Abbaye is well worth a visit, we went numerous times before we found it open. Make sure you see the crypts.

2  Thank lindadownunder
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

As others have said, this is an interesting former abbey with lower levels showing archaeological excavations under glass walkways. Not free - not always open.

Thank Vivelafrancetoday
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Gorgeous building with caves reflecting the history of this beautiful place. Walking over the excavations gives you a more accurate insight as to the evolving culture that existed here over the many centuries. Lovely

Thank Bagabondnyc
Reviewed May 25, 2016

The crypts are an archaeological dig, well presented so tourists can view but not damage them. It was really interesting to see the abbey and stained glass in various states of restoration. Auxerre made a nice day trip from Chablis.

Thank TJandTR
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