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Autun

Autun, city of Art and History

Autun is built right up the wooded hill of the natural park of Morvan, dominating the Arroux valley. Thanks to the forest surrounding Autun, the city has developed a furniture industry… but its great titles are older : isn’t it the “Soeur Emule de Rome” (sister of Rome) ?

From this prestigious age remain numerous and incredible vestiges : the ramparts, the Saint-André gate and the Arroux gate, which remained almost intact, the roman theatre, the Janus Temple… The Christian Middle Age has left the Saint-Lazare church erected in 1120, the diocese, the neighbourhoods with the narrowed streets and the half-timbered houses.

Culture and leisure

Autun and its area will delight you by its cultural and historical richness as well as by the museums, the guided visits and commentaries using the scenic train. Many activities are offered to invite you to relax and well-being : golf, nautical activities on the Lake of Vallon, walking tour, bike or horse hikes.

Events

Autun and its area : spring festival in March, Book festival in April at Autun and in August at Anost, the festival “Musique en Morvan” in July, the theatrical visits “les Nuits de la Gargouille”, animations of “Journées romaines” about the ancient life in July, the historical spectacle “Augustodunum®, la quête de la paix”, end of July, beginning of August, festival “Fête de la Vielle” in August…