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Top Choice Cathedral in Autun

Cathédrale St-Lazare

Originally Romanesque, this cathedral was built in the 12th century to house the sacred relics of St Lazarus. Over the main doorway, the famous Romanesque tympanum shows the Last Judgment surrounded by zodiac signs,…
Top Choice Burgundian in Autun

Comptoir Cuisine

After pursuing other gastronomic ventures far and wide, dynamic young chef Philippe Latrasse returned to his native Autun in 2017 to launch this intimate, modern bistro with only 24 place settings. The simple menu f…
Museum in Autun

Musée Rolin

Don't miss this superb collection of Gallo-Roman artefacts, 12th-century Romanesque art, 15th-century paintings and modern art including work by Maurice Denis, Jean Dubuffet and Joan Miró. The indisputable masterpie…
Seafood in Autun

Le Monde de Don Cabillaud

This convivial restaurant is renowned for its seafood dishes, prepared in a variety of styles and presented with a minimum of fuss by Italo-French chef-owner Vincent Bevacqua. Oh, and if you're wondering how such su…
Castle in Autun

Château de Sully

Hidden away in the countryside 15km northeast of Autun, this Renaissance-style château has a beautifully furnished interior and a lovely English-style garden. It was the birthplace of Marshal MacMahon, Duke of Magen…
Crêperie in Autun

Le Petit Rolin

At Le Petit Rolin, with its rustic interior dating back to the 15th century, the bourguignonne galette (Burgundian crêpe) is filled with regional ingredients such as Époisses cheese and cured meat. Otherwise there a…
Archaeological Site in Autun

Théâtre Romain

Let your imagination run wild at this ancient theatre, designed to hold 16,000 people; try picturing the place filled with cheering (or jeering), toga-clad spectators. From the top look southwest to see the Pierre d…
Archaeological Site in Autun

Temple de Janus

Long associated (wrongly) with the Roman God Janus, this 24m-high temple in the middle of farmland 800m north of the train station is thought to have originally been a site for Celtic worship. It exudes an imposing,…
Ruins in Autun

Porte St-André

At Autun's northeastern edge you'll find the impressive remains of Porte St-André, one of Augustodunum's original four Roman gates.
Architecture in Autun

Porte d'Arroux

At the edge of town you'll find the impressive remains of two of Augustodunum's four Roman gates. The northern Porte d'Arroux was constructed during Constantine's reign, wholly without mortar. It supports four semic…