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

Explore interesting sights in Autun, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 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. Tour des Ursulines

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The Tour des Ursulines, formerly Tour des Prisonniers or Tour François Ier, is a keep erected in the twelfth century in Autun, in the French department of Saône-et-Loire. Its function was to protect the old castle Riveau or Rivault. It is the main vestige of this castle dismantled around 1600, whose name derives from the Latin rivus. This name was also borne by the former lords, and was then kept in the appellation of the Quartier Rivault.

Wikipedia: Tour des Ursulines (FR)

3. 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)

4. Théatre romain

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The Roman theater of Autun is a monument of shows built in the second half of the 1st century in Augustodunum, a city founded shortly before the start of our era and one of the rare northern Gaul to have a speaker from the High Empire ; This city subsequently becomes Autun.

Wikipedia: Théatre romain d'Autun (FR)

5. Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

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The Natural History Museum of Autun, installed in 1964 in a mansion on rue Saint-Antoine, is a French museum dedicated to mineralogy, zoology, paleontology and botany. First category museum in 1984, it is labeled museum of France since January 6, 2002.

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

6. Pyramide de Couhard

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The pyramid of Couhard is an ancient monument standing near the ancient necropolis of the "Field of Urns" in Autun, Saône-et-Loire department. This pyramid, which overlooks the city of Autun, was probably built in the first century AD. J.-C.

Wikipedia: Pyramide de Couhard (FR)

7. 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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