Entrée de l'Arsenal Vauban à Auxonne
Arsenal Vauban à Auxonne


A rare arsenal designed by Louis XIV’s military engineer Vauban, preserved in its entirety

Enter the Port Royal here and plunge into some of French history’s high dramas. This former sentinel on the Saône provides an exceptional rundown of regional military history, with its château dating back to Louis XI’s day, its Vauban-designed arsenal and its Church of Notre-Dame. In fact, two great figures really made its name -  not just Vauban, but also Napoleon Bonaparte.