|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Philippe Guyenot|
|Area1||19.14 km2 (7.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||21603 / 21140|
|Elevation||237–423 m (778–1,388 ft)
(avg. 286 m or 938 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
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.
Semur-en-Auxois was the start of Stage 6 in the 2007 Tour de France.
Semur-en-Auxois is twinned with:
- The 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 city
- The 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 thick
- La tour de la Gehenne
- La tour de la Prison
- La tour Margot, behind the theater.
- Location: 47°29′26″N 4°19′47″E
- Bridges of the city crossing the Armançon:
- Le pont Joly, which provides a picturesque view of the city
- Le pont Pinard
- Le pont des Minimes
- The ramparts provide a promende with views of the river
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