The House of Sainte Barbe
In the heart of the historic district of Autun, Marie-Luce Lequime is pleased to welcome you to the Maison Sainte Barbe, located at the foot of the 12th century cathedral of Saint Lazare, where the garden is a haven for relaxation. The house is ideally situated 100 meters from six or seven restaurants (gastronomic, pizzerias or crêperies) around the cathedral. The Rolin Museum is also 100 metres away (the famous Eve of Autun). Finally, the house is less than 10 minutes away from the forest (hiking trails for marked out walks), swimming pool, golf, tennis, bowling, equestrian centre... The House Sainte Barbara is open all the year round.
A little A little background
The house of Sainte-Barbe owes its origin to the foundation of the dormitory of the Autun cathedral chapter by Bishop Jonas in 858, continued by Augier in 877. Modified for the first time in the second half of the 13th century, the primitive building saw its collective use abandoned in favour of one or more canons who moved in. Built against the cloister and the cathedral of Saint-Nazaire in the 11th century, the house was partly built over a chapel that still exists. In the 15th century, one of them replaced the wooden gallery on the garden side with a turret which which now houses the current very beautiful and elegant spiral staircase, which today serves the upper floors.