Musee Saint-Germain Reviews
une très beau musée, beaucoup de pièces, et beaucoup d'histoires, des guides très sympathiques, à faire more »a very beautiful museum, lots of pieces, and lots of stories, very friendly guides, to make
Un museo interessante per i reperti che espone, di grande interesse la parte legata alla storia dell'Abbazia Saint-Germain e alle vicende storiche del santo. La sezione dedicata allo Scriptorium monas... more »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.
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.
Places to stay near Musee Saint-Germain
Plan your trip to Auxerre
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Auxerre
Hidden gems in Auxerre
Nearby attractions in Auxerre
Parks in Auxerre
Plans to Musee Saint-Germain by other users
10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Vermenton, Vincelles & Auxerre BY A USER FROM MALTA April, teens, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Auxerre BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Auxerre BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Auxerre BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in France BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium