In 1995 Auxerre has become part of the network “Cities of Art and History” made of the most beautiful cities in France. More than getting a quality label, this membership emphasizes the common will to develop the opening of our heritage to the general public : for passing tourists and Auxerre’s inhabitants alike. One of the main goals for activities that the Heritage promotion service proposes each year is to make them accessible to all and allow the cultural and social appropriation.
“Tell me, while wandering around in this city: did you notice that among the monuments she’s composed of, some are silent, others can talk and others again, the scarcest, can sing?” (Paul Valéry, Eupalinos ou l’Architecte, 1924).
Since 2005, thematic guided tours enable you to discover Auxerre and its main attractions . These tours are guided by tour guides approved by the Ministry of Culture, who really take pleasure in sharing their love for this beautiful city during 1 hour 30.