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It was founded as a Roman town alongside one of the major Roman roads around the 1st Century AD, then named "Autissiodorum." A cathedral was built in the 5th Century.
Today, Auxerre is known for its well-preserved historic architecture, Burgundy wine, cathedral, medieval areas, cuisine, woodworking, and art.
People Born in Auxerre
Auxerre in People's Lives
Patrick, Apostle of Ireland: I studied Christianity here in the 5th Century. I was ordained in this city by Germanus of Auxerre.