Auxerre city of art and history, has managed to protect its exceptional architectural heritage throughout the years, The city centre, crisscrossed by its narrow winding streets, resembles a page from architecture book. The wine of Auxerre (Chablis) and its surrounding are the heirs to centuries of tradition. The wines have always been well-know and were sought out by nobles and kings until 18th century. Auxerre may be famous for its football team but other aspect of culture are forgotten. The Yonne and Cure valleys are themselves an invitation to travel with the rivers bordered by towpaths and hillsides covered in grapevines, cherry trees and marked hiking paths.