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Semur-en-Auxois

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Semur-en-Auxois is a commune of the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. The engineer Edmé Régnier L'Aîné (1751–1825) and the Encyclopédiste Philippe Guéneau de Montbeillard (1720–1785) were born in Semur-en-Auxois.Semur-en-Auxois has a medieval core, built on a pink granite bluff more than half-encircled by the River Armançon. The river formerly provided motive power for tanneries and mills, but its flow is now somewhat reduced by the Lac de Pont, a dam built upstream in the 19th century to provide water for the Canal de Bourgogne.SportSemur-en-Auxois was the start of Stage 6 in the 2007 Tour de France.International relationsSemur-en-Auxois is twinned with: Cranleigh in Surrey, UK (since 2008) Laigueglia in Italy Höhr-Grenzhausen in GermanySightsThe church, La Collégiale Notre-Dame, which was started in 1225 and built in flamboyant Gothic style. It was restored in the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc. The north tympanum depicts the legend of St. Thomas.La porte Sauvigny, built in the 15th century, it marks the entrance to the cityThe fortified castle, built in the 13th century and dismantled in the 17th century, the parts visible today are:La tour de l'Orle d'Or, with a height of 44 metres and walls 5 metres thickLa tour de la GehenneLa tour de la PrisonLa tour Margot, behind the theatre.Location: 47°29′26″N 4°19′47″ELe pont Joly, which provides a picturesque view of the cityLe pont PinardLe pont des Minimes
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