Autun is a small town in the Burgundy region of France, having been founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus.
The town's Roman heritage is reflected in its main tourist sights, with the town's two ancient Roman gates, the Porte St.-André and Porte d'Arroux, standing prominantly in the town. Other Roman buildings, such as the 17, seat ancient theatre and the Saint-Lazare cathedral also attract visitors who are fascinated with this period in history.
The catherdal itself is famous for its architectural structures, including the tympanum of The Last Judgment and the Lazare tomb.
The town of Autun is on the very edge of the Morvan Regional Natural Park, a stunning 430,000 acre area of woodland that was declared as a national park in 1970. If you were to hire a car in Autun, the visitor centre in the heart of the park is less than an hour away and the road to it will take you through some very quaint villages.
The nearest city to Autun is Dijon, which is around 85km away. In Dijon, you will find some outstanding Neolithic architecture, including a number of churches, Dijon cathedral, and the Dijon City Hall.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1130 1400-1800, Sa-Su closed
Address: 10, avenue de la Republique
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