Again, Sens in Burgundy!

And glad to found some old photos of Sens, the city by dept 89 ,the Yonne in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté! I was here with friends and then family. A very nice town for walks sightseeing the history and architecture of the duchy of Burgundy and kingdom of France.

I have written before, and believe mention came here first with a group of French-American friends from Paris including an ancient history professor from the Univ of Paris IV way back in 2005. Later, believe around 2009 came in with the family. So much to see in my belle France, I need to recharge and do the tour again !!!

Sens is located about 100 km from Paris, and I have come here always by car. The Saint-Etienne Cathedral , or its true title as the Metropolitan and Primatial Cathedral Saint-Etienne of Sens, is the catholic cathedral of the archdiocese of Sens. Saint Etienne (St Stephen) is considered the first martyr: his cult is associated in Sens with that of Saint John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin Mary. It should be remembered that Sens was then the metropolis of an important archdiocese made up of the dioceses of Paris, Meaux, Orléans, Troyes, Chartres, Auxerre and Nevers. In the other post told you plenty on history so will skip here with just the new found photo.

The city of Sens with its heritage sites:

The tourist office of Sens with the St Etienne Cathedral


The Maison d’Abraham  wooden house at 19, rue de la République is a half-timbered house from the 16C built for the tanner Nicolas Mégissier, also called the Maison des Quatre Vents. The Tree of Jesse carved on the corner post, representing the Virgin and eight kings of Israel. A wonderful thing to see while doing your great walks of Sens!

The tourist office of Sens on the essentials things to see including the Maison d’Abraham:


And last photo but not least is the wonderful Hôtel de Ville or city/town hall of Sens. Its dimensions are impressive with its bell tower culminating at 56 meters! For more than a century, it has housed the decision-making bodies of the city of Sens, and symbolizes the republican values to which local citizens are attached. Sens city/town hall celebrated its 116th anniversary in 2020! Who says city hall are dull!! Enjoy it


And there you a brief reminder of Sens ,another spot that is due for a return in lovely Burgundy in my belle France. Hope you enjoy the post as I did for my memories.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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