Mister Bed Moneteau
Rue d'Athenes, Za des Macherins, Moneteau, Auxerre, Burgundy, 89470, France
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Travel Tips for Auxerre
Go up towards the town. Take the time to walk around and discover it. The town centre is superb, especially around the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) and the 15th century Clock Tower. Here you can meet the "auxerrois". Their love of wine and taste for big style trading have given rise to a subtle, shrewd and pleasant spirit.
interesting sculpted corners on timbered buildings
There are many lovely timbered or timber framed houses around Auxerre - most likely from around the 16th century -
look out for the ones with interesting sculpted decorations on the corner posts.
I saw a few of them which adds to the novelty of being in and roaming around a town with such character and historical sights to see!
This rather attractive mansion, in a rather attractive street heading up to the Saint Germain Abbey, may date from the 17th century and creates attention with its large roof and overlapping truss. It has recently been restored and now holds a master glassmaker's workshops and exhibition.
Interestingly tucked under some trees at the square a couple of houses along from this house is a British phone box!
See the Art Museum and Bell-Tower at St. Germanus
A 12C Romanesque belfry is situated to the West of the other religious buildins at St. Germanus. The space results from the destruction of the nave of the desanctified church. Other conventual buildings of the Abbey centered around the remnants of the cloister: a sacristy, chapter house and cellars are today and Art and History Museum. The belfry is a popular landmark of the city.
the Count's Palace and Place Marechal-Leclerc
In behind the Clock tower and the Town Hall is the square, which looks more like a big parking lot, is a building covered in medallions of local celebrities. This building was once a Count's palace and then Auxerre's bailwick and presidial seat were held here until the Revolution. It then became the law courts in the 19th century.
In 1869 the museum of Auxerre and the library were established here an the buildings facade was decorated with medallions by a local artist in homage to local celebrities.
In this square looking back to the clock tower is an interesting view behind the timbered buildings back in the square looking like a rabbit warren of small medieval buildings on top of and beside each other. Tucked down on the bottom in the corner is a WC!
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