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Guide Michelin (Red Guide – hotels restaurants 2016)
This former canons' lodging accommodates visitors at the foot of the cathedral. A building laden with history, enhanced by the unflagging efforts of the owners (antique furniture, family atmosphere, pretty garden…) The next step is going to be the rehabilitation of the beautiful C12th chapel which adjoins the house.
Guide Michelin (Green Guide- Burgundy 2016)
Former canons' lodging (C15th - C18th) standing at the foot of the cathedral; spacious bedrooms individually decorated; a pretty breakfast room with antique furniture; and a walled garden. Home-made jams and pastries. And, above all, a gracious welcome.
Guide du Routard (2016)
Stylish. The Maison Sainte-Barbe, a guest house at the home of Marie-Luce Lequime. In the precinct of the Cathedral Saint Lazare, this spacious and distinctive property was formally occupied by the canons of the cathedral. Its massive and historic walls contain beautiful bedrooms which are comfortable and well-arranged. Friendly welcome. Charming walled garden and spiral stair.
Guide Rivage (2015)
Close beside the cathedral and at the very heart of the historic quarter of Autun - a 'town of Art and History' and the 'Capital of the Morvan'. The C18th exterior of the house conceals elements which are much more ancient: a spiral staircase, renaissance doorways, half-timbering… Behind its massive door, the small garden is bounded by the wall of the former cloister and by the tower of St Leger, whilst the side of the property adjoins the 'chapter courtyard' in which one can distinguish the remains of Roman buildings and of the oldest episcopal palace in France (dating from the C5th). The bedrooms are spacious, and beautifully decorated in a simple and classical style, with walnut parquet and antique furniture. In the passage which leads to them, a handsome series of modern gouaches is displayed against a glowing décor in pompeian red. In the morning one receives a well-presented breakfast in a charming dining room, before going out to visit the town - which will amply repay the time that you spend in it. For your evening meal you will be spoilt for choice, knowing that one of the best restaurants in Autun lies only a few steps away from the house. The welcome is lively and hospitable, and the proprietors will not hesitate to indicate the enchanting trips that you can make in the adjoining Regional Park of the Morvan.
Samedi Midi (guide)
Lonely Planet (France)
« Smack in the old city in a 15th-century town house, around a verdant courtyard, some of the rooms of this colourful, spotless B&B have light-filled views of the cathedral. Friendly, knowledgable owners prepare delicious breakfasts. The icing on the cake ? A lovely garden at the back ». (p. 439)
Marco Polo (2016)
This C18th property with its own garden stands close to the cathedral. Its spacious bedrooms with parquet floor are embellished with antique furniture and contemporary works of art.
Côté Est (Issue No 74 March-June 2015)
Maison Sainte Barbe. This guest house, at the foot of the cathedral, offers four delightful bedrooms in a former canons' residence.
Pèlerin magazine (9 July 2015)
Maison Sainte Barbe. This guest house of distinction nestles behind the cathedral at Autun. Purchased seventeen years ago by Marie-Luce Lequime and her husband, this former presbytery and listed historic building has been restored and decorated with great taste. The owners are keen to share their knowledge of Autun and the surrounding area.
This C12th-C13th building, whose foundations date back to the Carolingian period, served as the chapter refectory, and subsequently as the canons' scriptorium. Between 1860 and 1970, as the chapel of Our Lady of Good Works, it functioned as a place of worship. At present, under the dedication of Our Lady of Good Works and the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, it is devoted to the realization of cultural events and the promotion of meetings and encounters.