Hotel Le Maxime Auxerre
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Visit the castle of Ancy-le-Franc

Discover the castle of Ancy-le-France during your stay in our hotel in Auxerre

Book your hotel in the heart of Auxerre

Facing the Yonne river, the hotel Le Maxime is located at the foot of the city centre of Auxerre. Perfect for a stay or a weekend in family or couple, our hotel proposes you its 25 rooms with a warm and neat decoration.

Families will appreciate our family rooms or our Suite that can accommodate up to 4 people.

Discover a unique treasure in Burgundy

Designed by the Italian architect Sebastanio Serlio, the Château d'Ancy-le-Franc is a palace of the Italian Renaissance. Its construction was ordered by King François I in the 16th century and constitutes an architectural turning point in this period.
The castle has a sober and elegant architecture and has four equal wings with square pavilions. The castle also has an attractive inner courtyard.

Listed as a historical monument, the castle houses one of the largest collections of wall paintings (16th and 17th centuries) in France.

Visits and exhibitions
The castle offers several visits, depending on your wishes.
  •     Visit Ancy-le-France & Fontainebleau, Crossed Destinies
Discover through this guided tour how François I gave birth to what is now called the "Fontainebleau School" in France. A one-hour visit where you will discover the galleries and paintings of the castle.

Price: €15
Reservation: contact the château at or
  •     Symbols and Allegories Tour
Go back in time to the Renaissance and discover how the heroes and gods of Antiquity were represented in the castle's paintings.

Price: €15
Reservation: from the castle at or
  •     Playmobil®... and Co. exhibition
Ideal for children or fans of the famous bonhome, the castle presents for the first time a dozen models on the theme of heroes. Find your favourite heroes in amusing situations.
Dates: until 4 September 2022

Price: 15€ adult, 8€ child, free for children under 6.
Address of the Château d'Ancy-le-France: 18 Place Clermont-Tonnerre, 89160 Ancy-le-France.
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