With a population of 5,000, Semur-en-Auxois is the historic capital of Auxois and the most charming of towns. Emerging within a loop of the Armançon river, the medieval town is proudly perched atop a pink granite plateau. Legend has it that Hercules built the city on his way back from Spain. For centuries, Semur shone brightly, as attested by its architectural heritage: 13th century abbey church, ramparts, donjon, narrow streets and picturesque staircases. Today, Semur still enjoys much economic prestige thanks to its world-renowned companies, as well as educational and cultural success, with its schools, museum and Italian style Theater, and it surely constitutes one of the must-see tourism stops in the Côte d’Or department. Much more than just a town, Semur is a passion, passion for a most gorgeous site, for a tradition of hospitality which lives on!
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Situated between Lyon and Geneva, the department of Ain lies at a true crossroads. Sixth most industrialized French department, Ain has much lower unemployment than the national average. Its assets are manifold : dynamic companies, rich and diverse lands, being the intersection of major European road networks. Situated at the heart of this pleasant region, Bourg-en-Bresse perfectly manages to combine its generous past and ambitious present. Gifted with initiative and specific know-how, the city is attracting more and more students, and is opening up to the world through a multitude of exchange programs. The town has maintained a rich architectural heritage fully integrated in modern daily life: wooden houses, Renaissance porches and facades. Its most stunning gem has to be the Brou Royal Monastery, masterpiece of Gothic architecture erected by Margarita of Austria. Lastly, the local cuisine is a monument of its own!