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Semur en Auxois - Autun - Beaune

Price: 100.00 EUR
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Route: Dijon - Semur en Auxois - Autun - Beaune - Dijon
Duration: 9 h
The first stop of the tour will be at Semur en Auxois, the beautiful, red-roofed medieval town which stands on a pink granite plateau in the department of Côte-d'Or, between Montbard and Saulieu, within a bend in the Armançon. You will walk through one of the fortified doors that used to protect the city in order to take a stroll along the picturesque streets and pretty squares dotted with mansions and half-timbered houses. Visit to keep with four towers, including the most imposing one, the Orle d'Or tower. It stands 44 metres tall and has 5 floors that are open to visitors, comprising a museum. After we will drive to next place of our tour, city Autun which was founded during the Principate era of the early Roman Empire by Emperor Augustus as Augustodunum to give a Roman capital to the Gallic people Aedui, who had Bibracte as their political centre. Bordered with ramparts, the historic centre of Autun is home to a rich architectural heritage. In the heart of the old town, the Saint-Lazare cathedral, surmounted by a Gothic spire, has a remarkable Romanesque tympanum depicting the Last Judgment. During a visit you will see the narrow medieval streets around the cathedral, the Rolin museum which houses collections of archaeological objects, sculptures and paintings, and the Natural History museum. The City of Art and History of Autun is also home to remarkable ancient remains, such as the Roman theatre, the biggest theatre of the Gallic Empire; the Saint-André gateway; the Arroux gateway; the Janus temple; the Gallo-Roman remains. Our last stop on the tour, will be at Beaune which is one of the key wine centers in France, and the center of Burgundy wine production and business. It is an ancient and historic town on a plain by the hills of the Côte d'Or, with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras, through the medieval and renaissance periods. Beaune is a walled city, with about half of the battlements, ramparts, and the moat, having survived in good condition. The central "old town" or "vieille ville" is extensive. Historically Beaune is intimately connected with the Dukes of Burgundy. Landmarks in Beaune include the old market (les Halles), the 15th-century Hospices, the Beffroi (clock tower), and the collegiate church of Notre Dame. Beaune is the main center for the "Burgundian tile" polychrome renaissance roofing style of the region. Also you can tast the local wine . After we will return to Dijon.
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