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The charming, historic town of Auxerre, located in France's Bourgogne region, is filled with charming buildings, street side cafes and a wealth of tradition to be explored. The town is close to high profile wineries, including the world renowned Chablis.
Auxerre St Gervais Rail Station, located close to the town centre, serves regular trains daily from Gare de Lyon in Paris. The journey takes about two hours, with most services running early in the morning. The station offers basic passenger facilities, including car hire. There are a number of accommodations close to the rail station, with many convenient amenities also in the area.
The Gothic Cathedral of St Etienne, dating back to between the 11th and 16th centuries, features some of the country's finest stained glass windows and is a popular sight with visitors. The Clock Tower, located in the Old Town, provides stunning views of the town from its highest point, a rewarding experience with great photo ops.
For a fascinating day out for all the family, the Museum of Natural History has interesting displays that outline the rich natural evolution of the town and the surrounding areas.
The town is compact and buses and taxis are available. Walking is one of the best ways to take in the sights and soak up the atmosphere of the place. To explore the town and its surrounding attractions, car rental remains one of the most popular options. Rental cars afford freedom of movement to visit places many visitors do not get to see.