5 Sights in Autun, France (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Autun, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Autun, France.

List of cities in France Sightseeing Tours in Autun

1. Cathédrale Saint-Lazare

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The Cathedral of Saint Lazarus of Autun, commonly known as Autun Cathedral a Roman Catholic cathedral in Autun and a national monument of France. Famous for its Cluniac inspiration and its Romanesque sculptures by Gislebertus it is a highlight in Romanesque art in Burgundy and it is the seat of the Bishop of Autun. The Bishop of Autun set forth the construction of St. Lazarus Cathedral as a result of the large movement of pilgrims travelling to Vezelay as they progressed on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

Wikipedia: Autun Cathedral (EN)

2. Fontaine Saint-Lazare

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The Saint-Lazare fountain is a fountain built by Jean Goujon in 1543 located in Autun in France. It has been classified as a historical monument since the list of 1862 and is located right next to the homonymous cathedral. At its summit, a sculpture of a pelican that disembowels itself to feed its young represents the Eucharist.

Wikipedia: Fontaine Saint-Lazare (Autun) (FR)

3. Théatre romain

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The Roman theater of Autun is a monument of shows built in the second half of the first century in Augustodunum, a city founded shortly before the beginning of our era and one of the few in northern Gaul to have an enclosure from the High Empire; this city later became Autun.

Wikipedia: Théatre romain d'Autun (FR)

4. Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

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The Orton Museum of Natural History is a French museum, established in 1964 in a private mansion on St. Antoine Street, specializing in mineralogy, zoology, paleontology and botany. It became a first-class museum in 1984 and a French museum on January 6, 2002.

Wikipedia: Muséum d'histoire naturelle d'Autun (FR)

5. Abbaye de Saint-Jean-Le-Grand (ancienne)

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The Abbey of Saint-Jean-le-Grand is a former Benedictine nunnery, in Autun, Saône-et-Loire, France, possibly founded by Queen Brunhilda and Bishop Syagrius of Autun. According to Gregory of Tours, it already existed in 589.

Wikipedia: Abbey of Saint-Jean-le-Grand (EN)

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