Noyers (Yonne)

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Noyers (Frankreich)
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department (No) Yonne (89)
Arrondissement Avallon
Canton Chablis
Community association Serein
Coordinates 47° 42′ N, 4°0′ OCoordinates 47° 42′ N, 4°0′ O
Height 167–296 m
Area 35,27 km²
Inhabitants 584 (January 1, 2018)
Population density 17 inhabitants/km²
Postal code 89310
INSEE code

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Noyers (pronunciation: [

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The inhabitants call themselves Nucériens. The commune on the river Serein with its well-preserved medieval castle is considered one of the most beautiful in Burgundy and has been included in the list of the most beautiful villages in France.[1]


A settlement called Lucidorius is first mentioned around the time of the conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar. Around 1190, a first castle complex was built, which was later developed into a larger fortification under Hugh of Noyers, Bishop of Auxerre, by the end of the 12th century. From 1419, the village and the castle were owned by the Dukes of Burgundy.

Population development

  • 1793: 1824
  • 1800: 1933
  • 1851: 1759
  • 1901: 1294
  • 1936: 869
  • 1962: 889
  • 1975: 840
  • 1982: 837
  • 1990: 757
  • 1999: 789
  • 2006: 733

As of 1962, only residents with primary residence.

Web links

Commons: Noyers– Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. Noyers on Les plus Beaux Villages de France (French)