Our recent trip to Auxerre.
It is a long drive from the South of France to London. We like to break our journey with an overnight stay somewhere in the Burgundy region. It not only gives us the chance to rest and recharge our batteries it also allows us to explore cities in France that we were not familiar with.
This time we chose to stay in Auxerre, Burgundy. It is situated in the wine growing area of Chablis. Read about where we stayed on our journey down here.
Luckily we arrived in time to have a walk around the city just as the sun was setting.
We were drawn to the magnificent Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, a gothic cathedral built between 1215 and 1233. The fading light highlights the stunning tower.
Blue shutters so traditionally French.
The clock tower in the old medieval part of the city.
I could not resist this photo. I don’t know who the statue represents. I felt that I am slowly heading in that direction! Maybe a few years to go yet! At least she looks chic with a light blue scarf.
This might give you an idea of the vast dimensions of the cathedral and the intricate design of the carvings.
Where we stayed the night (found through AirB&B). An old wine press cave cleverly renovated to create a modern loft style dwelling.
How I wrap up warm on a chilly evening in Northern France.
The coat I am wearing is a few years old from Jaeger. Burgundy leather gloves MarksandSpencer
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