Burgundy (French: Bourgogne, IPA: [buʁ.ɡɔɲ] ( listen)) is one of the 27 regions of France. Burgundy includes the following four departements: Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Nièvre
Auxerre (French pronunciation: [o'sɛʁ]) is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth largest city in Burgundy. The city of Auxerre is ideally located 1h30 southeast of Paris.
Auxerre's population today is about 40,000. Residents of Auxerre are referred to as Auxerrois. Auxerre's metropolitan area comprises roughly 90,000 inhabitants.
It is a commercial and industrial centre, with industries including food production, woodworking and batteries.
Auxerre is also world famous for its production of Burgundy wine, including Chablis.
In 1995 Auxerre was named "Town of Art and History".