Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sans pictures for now...
This morning, SATURDAY, Kippy, Judy, Alice, Katie, Joy and I drove to the city of Auxerre in the Bourgogne region for more exploring. I want to live there. Here's what Wikipedia says about Auxerre... Auxerre was a flourishing Gallo-Roman centre, Antissiodorum through which passed one of the main roads of the area, the Via Agrippa (1st century AD) which crossed the Yonne River (Gallo-Roman Icauna) here. In the third century it became the seat of a bishop and a provincial capital of the Roman Empire. In the 5th century it received a Cathedral. In the late 11th-early 12th century the existing communities were included inside a new line of walls built by the feudal Counts of Auxerre. The Burgundian city, which became part of France under King Louis XI, suffered during the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of Religion. In 1567 it was captured by the Huguenots, and many of the Catholic edifices were damaged. The medieval ramparts were demolished in the 18th century. In the 19th century numerous heavy infrastructures were built, including a railway station, a psychiatric hospital and the courts, and new quarters were developed on the right bank of the Yonne. In 1995 it was named "Town of Art and History". How new and small our country seems. I have tons of pictures,but will have to wait together to my desktop computer to upload them.
Posted by Margaret Dyer at Tuesday, July 03, 2012