Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre, Auxerre

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Known for its expansive stained glass windows, Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre is one of the few cathedrals with original stained glass. Built between 1215 and 1233, most of the Burgundian Gothic cathedral is above an 11th century crypt. The oldest portion of the building is the crypt, and the most modern feature is the small cupola atop of the spiral staircase on the western tower with a Renaissance design. To visit Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre on your trip to Auxerre, use our Auxerre trip itinerary builder.
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  • Though the restaurant I reviewed here was great, this is the reason to come. It is a part of the whole circle of great Gothic cathedrals in Burgundy (and farther afield) with lots of 12th-century glas...  more »
  • Auxerre is a most beautiful city - especially the Old Town area. Best visited in a canal boat, living on the water. The Cathedral St-Etienne is truly stunning and a must-visit site.  more »
  • Considering a cathedral is grandiose by definition, I consider this one nice with its higher than average ceiling and some nice stained glasses and architectural elements but there are some inconsiste...  more »
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  • beautiful cathedral with lovely stained glass and statuary. Well worth a visit
  • Great architecture and large facilities with a lot to see - really worth a visit
  • The light and airy, and beautiful. I liked the stained-glass Windows. Every picture has a story. (1999 / 10 / 09)
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  • He does a great impression. I recommend you see at night from the river when it is illuminated).
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  • St. Stephen's Cathedral: this Cathedral was built on the foundations of a site built by the Saint-Amatre Bishop in the fourth century, of which no trace remains. The Bishop William of Seignelay threw the foundations of the current Cathedral in 1215. The current building is essentially one inherited from the era of the wars of religion restored in the second half of the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc.
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