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Auxerre, Musée-Abbaye Saint-Germain
A remarkable witness to the Carolingian renaissance in Europe, the former abbey of St. Germain, currently being restored, facilitates the discovery of the 15 centuries of the history of Auxerre as well as the spiritual and intellectual life of the West.

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Knowledge base
To discover the national collections, you can access the databases of the Ministry of Culture :

Joconde database
Practical information
Musée-abbaye Saint-Germain
place Saint-Germain F-89000 Auxerre

tel. : 33 (0)3 86 18 05 50
fax : 33 (0)3 86 18 05 54

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Lecture room - Documentation room - Picture Library - Toilets - Shop - Cold drinks - Parking
Summer season: - from 1st June to 30 September from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6.30pm: • from 1st October to 31 May, from 10am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm. Open throughout the year every day except Tuesday. Open on Easter Monday, Pentecost Monday and Ascension Day, 14 July and 15 August.

Entrance fees
Combined ticket with the Leblanc-Duvernoy Museum
• Full price: 4.60 Euros
• Half price: 2.30 (groups of over 20 persons) Summer season: Passport ticket: Crypts (guided tours), Abbey church and porch, Archeology museum, Exhibitions, Leblanc Duvernoy Museum, Chapel of the Visitandines: full price 6.40 €, half price 3.20 € Exhibition ticket: full price 2.80 €, half price 1.40 €

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  Education Department
A teacher, on loan from the school system, is available to his or her colleagues to prepare and provide support for any educational project: tour, cultural activities, heritage classes, learning package, tools for the visit etc.
On duty Wednesdays between 3pm - 6pm (excluding school holidays)
Documentation Department
Collection (3,000 titles) focused on Auxerre and Yonne: heritage, archeology, history, artists, sites etc.
Periodicals read (40 current, 10 discontinued): learned societies, local magazines, specialised ones etc.
documentation of the museum's collections, special files
Research on the spot
Post cards, photos, posters, bookmarks
Regional works, art books, exhibition catalogues
Souvenirs, Auxerre faience, T-shirts by artists, casts