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Le PAL , Saint-Pourcain-sur-Besbre
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As one of the most popular theme parks, Le PAL entices you to visit its extraordinary natural setting on 35 acres in one of the most beautifu
Architectural Building
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Famous for its Cluniac monk inspiration and Romanesque sculptures by Gislebertus, Cathedrale St-Lazare highlights Romanesque art as the seat
Castle
Guédelon , Treigny
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Visit this unique site that reproduces the materials and methods used to build a new 13th century medieval castle. At Guédelon, guided tours
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Art Museum
Musee Rolin , Autun
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The vast collection at Musee Rolin is divided into four departments, including archeology, history, medieval arts, and fine arts. View the da

Autun

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Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. It 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. In Roman times the city may have been home to 30,000 to 100,000 people, according to different estimates.Early historyAugustodunum was founded during the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, after whom it was named. It was the civitas "tribal capital" of the Aedui, Continental Celts who had been allies and "brothers" (fratres) of Rome since before Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. Augustodunum was a planned foundation replacing the original oppidum Bibracte, located some 25km away. Several elements of Roman architecture such as walls, gates, and a Roman theater are still visible in the town.In 356, a force of Alemanni brought the siege of Autun. The disrepair of the walls left the city in danger of falling. Autun was saved by the arrival of the Emperor Julian in one of his early military successes. When using our France trip itinerary website to make an itinerary online, Autun holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.

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