A world map based on the Geography of Ptolemy, have survived until early modern times. Count Richard of Autun was made the first duke of Burgundy. Charles Maurice became bishop of Autun was elected member of the clergy. The High School plays an important role in the history of the city. The city boasts other ruins and two ancient Roman gates. Autun Cathedral known also as dates as St. Lazare's cathedral, was is famous above the west portal. The cathedral was built originally for the veneration of the relic Saint Lazarus as a pilgrimage church.
St. Lazare was only later elevated to the rank of cathedral. The late 9th century was vacant after the death of Robert. A commercial mining of oil shale deposit marked the beginning of the modern oil shale industry. The uranium mineral autunite was discovered first near Autun. The European Triathlon Championships were held also in 2006 in the town. The Fifth Stage of the 2007 Tour de France ended in the town. Official website Visiting Autun Adrian Fletcher's Paradoxplace. The French word pays is the term for many people for a whole country. The importance of the land reverberates throughout French culture. The Perhaps most striking feature of the French countryside is the sense of space. The importance of these traditions is felt deeply by the French state. The fruits of these efforts are evident in the notably film industry in the subsidized arts.