Musee Saint-Germain, Auxerre

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#10 of 25 in Museums in Yonne
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  • a very beautiful museum, lots of pieces, and lots of stories, very friendly guides, to make
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  • An interesting museum for the exhibits that exhibits, of great interest the part related to the history of the Abbey Saint-Germain and the historical events of the saint. The section dedicated to monastic Scriptorium and miniature is very well made, and also suitable for an audience of children. Recommended.
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  • Visiting the Abbey was a pleasant surprised. There was much more here to see then expected especially since everything except the crypt was free. Couple different things to note: 1. Everything is in French and no other languages. Even though I couldn't read any of the signage, I still really enjoyed then entire experience. I used Google Translate to translate some of the signs to get a little info on what I was looking at. 2. The museum is quite large and they have a great number of pieces that were really interesting to see. 3. The tour of the crypt of Saint Germain was $7 Euro and completely worth it even though the entire presentation from the tour guide was in French. She did take questions from me and explained some different things in English. 4. They keep some odd hours. The day we were there they opened at 10 am, then closed at noon and reopened at 2 pm. We arrived right when they opened, did the crypt tour, but had to leave after the tour because they were closing and we came back after lunch. If you are going to do the tour of the crypt and see everything there is at the Abbey you will need at least 3 hours for everything. 5. Make sure you see everything! The Abbey is not laid out that flows in a way that you can follow one path and you will see all there is. Make sure you grab a map so that you don't miss anything as there is a lot to see!
  • If you have any interest in the past, the Abbey is a must. It is worth paying for a guided tour of the crypt as long as you speak French well. The timbered houses between it and the river are also delightful.
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