The Abbey of Saint-Germain, owned by the city of Auxerre since 1984's monument historic and, as such, accessible to the public. The monastic buildings are converted into Museum. The East Wing houses the floors the archaeological collections illustrating antique and pre-historic occupations in the Department.
In the heart of downtown of Auxerre, concealed inside a nice garden, is the former mansion of the eighteenth century bequeathed to the city by Paul White-Duvernoy. First, to perpetuate the memory of his family, then make her passion for the arts, by transforming the family home into a Museum in which are now exhibited works of art bequeathed or the municipal Collections.
The Cathedral Saint-Etienne – a rich cultural and historical heritage
Hundred years war, bag protestant of 1567 or French Revolution profoundly affected the artistic heritage of Saint-Etienne who retains no less a very variety of works of art of any kind
His large collection of stained glass from the 13th and 16th is the jewel, and murals (11th – 16th centuries), on wood (16th century) or canvas (XVII – XVIII centuries) contribute to the spiritual and cultural building influence.