General view of the town, with the church in the middleground

Semur-en-Auxois is a city in Burgundy. It is a medieval town in the heart of the Côte-d'Or, on the banks of the Armançon. Semur was once a fortified town, and though the castle has now been mostly dismantled, the tall towers and main wall still remain and surround the inner part of the town. Visitors enjoy walking the quaint cobblestone streets, shopping and dining in the pedestrian area, and taking in the magnificent views from the two medieval bridges across the Armançon — the Pont Joly and the Pont des Minimes.

Get in

Semur-en-Auxois is not accessible via plane or train.

By car

There is an exit off the A6 Autoroute. When you approach, you will recognize Semur by seeing the cracked tower on the hill.

By bus

Transco connects Semur-en-Auxois with Montbard and Dijon which are both located on high speed rail lines, as well as other towns. A one way ticket for the bus currently costs 1.50 € regardless of distance.

Get around

The town is easily walkable; many of the streets within the medieval walls are open to pedestrians only. There is also a tourism office located by one of the historic gates to the city, which now leads to the tourist area.


Towers of Semur


St. Luke, façade of the Collégiale Notre-Dame

Discover Semur-en-Auxois by following the roadbook called "Sans les armes sur la piste du lion", available at the tourist information office for €1.50). Very funny. Take good shoes as the path brings you out of the city for a 2-3 h walk.





Inside the Fontenay Abbey

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