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Avallon is a small town located in the French region of Burgundy. It may not be considered a travel destination but it does offer its fair share of tourist sites that are worth a day trip. Some travellers consider it a suitable travel base for exploring the Yonne department and the rest of the region. This is why its not uncommon for tourists to take a car hire in Avallon as soon as they arrive.
Avallon comes with a rich and colourful history that is still preserved in the many landmarks that are located all over the town. Tourists usually visit such attractions as the Church of St Lazare from the 12th century which also houses the relic of Saint Lazare. Also worth exploring is the Tour de LHorloge and the statue of Vauban, Louis XIVs military engineer.
From there, visitors can venture out with their cheap car hire in Avallon to the east to Semur-en-Auxois. The city is a medieval town located at the centre of Cote dOr. It features a variety of old world attractions such as the local town church at the centre and the cobblestone streets and medieval buildings in the pedestrianized area.
Travellers can also take an hours drive to the east to the regions capital, Dijon. The city features such notable landmarks as the Ducal Palace, Well of Moses, Palais de Jusice and the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
Avallon has a rail station that is served by trains coming from Dijon, Paris and other parts of Burgundy and France. The nearest international airport is in Paris.