Welcome to Auxonne

Auxonne, capital of the Val de Saône

H20 Auxonne


Located on the left bank of the river Saône, between Burgundy and Franche-Comté, Auxonne has been a border town fortified in 1673 by the Count of Aspremont according to the first Vauban system. Then, Vauban preserved the Porte de Comté, finished the fortifications, completed the Porte Royale and built the artillery arsenal as well as barracks in the courtyard of Château Louis XI.


Maison église


In 1788, the Auxonne Artillery School welcomed Napoleon Bonaparte, young Lieutenant in the Régiment de la Fère. Those monuments are evocative of Auxonne's military past, but the town centre possesses other treasures, including the remarkable Church Notre-Dame, which was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and has a twisted bell tower whose spire culminates at 70 metres, and City Hall, a former home for the Dukes of Burgundy. Renaissance,Empire-style houses and half-timbered, brick and stone buildings, illustrate how the town has changed over time.


 Vue tour Amanton

Here, the beautiful blue Saône serves as a magnificent setting for boating, water activities, fishing and the marina located near the fortifications. The "voie bleue", which connects Auxonne to Pontailler-sur-Saône and Saint Jean-de-losne, is an impressive trail for both hikers and cyclists. On the right bank you will find a swimming pool, outdoor activities centre and the campsite. 


Son et lumière Auxonne 2012


About events, there's in Auxonne a great carnival each first week-end of march, a light and show beginnings of august or also the chrismas market.

The SNCF train station for your trips to Dijon, Dole and Besançon. There is a market every friday morning on Place d'Armes and under les Halles.



 Prepare you stay here
cles hotel Restorant
éco pagayeurs Flammerans roses gare auxonne
Leisure and activities
How to come