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Autun used to be called Augustodunum and was founded as the roman city by Emperor August. The first weeks of august there are perfomances about the Roman life in the old open amfitheatre.
Very pretty town full of Roman history. A beautiful cathedral and lots of good places to eat.
Autun was founded during the Principate era of the early Roman Empire by Emperor Augustus as Augustodunum to give a Roman capital to the Gallic people Aedui, who had Bibracte as their political centre. The city boasts two ancient Roman gates and other ruins dating to the time of Augustus, an ancient…