Situated on a hillside, and overhung by vineyards producing among others the AOC côte saint-jacques, Joigny became, in the 10th century, the seat of a county belonging to that of Champagne. On a spur of the Othe Forest Plateau, the town occupies a strategic position. Magnificent houses with carved facades, dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, adorn the streets. Partially damaged by bombing during the Second World War, it has nevertheless managed to restore its heritage. The author Marcel Aymé, who refused the Legion of Honour, was born there. The writer became famous with his Tales of the Perched Cat, the Wall Pass, Uranus and many other delightful novels and short stories. Joigny, City of Art and History, where the art of living is combined with its gastronomic restaurants, its walks along the Yonne and its covered market. To be reached without fail.

To see / do Joigny

Prepare for your trip Joigny

  • Book a train
  • Sea crossing
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Airbnb experiences
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

Pictures Joigny

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