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.-AndrÃ© and Porte d'Arroux, standing prominantly in the town. Other Roman buildings, such as the 17,000 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.
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