a department in central France. 2881 sq. mi. (7460 sq. km). Capital: Auxerre.

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Historical Examples of auxerre

  • Between Auxerre and Autun much of the scenery has an English look.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Rouen was far less accommodating than Auxerre had shown itself.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2

    Henry Sutherland Edwards

  • He got Picardy and the counties of Macon and Auxerre as the price of his change of alliance.

  • A similar specimen in Auxerre Cathedral was demolished about 1690.

    Mazes and Labyrinths

    W. H. Matthews

  • Thus, for a long time the Count and the Bishop of Auxerre were at enmity.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony

    William Stearns Davis

British Dictionary definitions for auxerre



a town in central France, capital of Yonne department; Gothic cathedral. Pop: 37 790 (1999)



a department of N central France, in Burgundy region. Capital: Auxerre. Pop: 335 917 (2003 est). Area: 7461 sq km (2910 sq miles)
a river in N France, flowing generally northwest to the Seine at Montereau. Length: 290 km (180 miles)
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