Noyers-sur-Serein in Burgundy

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City entrance © Philippe Alès/cc-by-sa-3.0

City entrance © Philippe Alès/cc-by-sa-3.0

Noyers (sometimes referred to as Noyers-sur-Serein) is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France. There are half-timbered houses, ashlars, pillars and pinnacles. There are a lot of lanes and small squares made of chalky and granitic pavements. There are towers surrounded by the river Serein loops.

The origins of Noyers are unclear. It was founded by the king of Sequani Gaul tribe, just before the Roman conquest, or by a contemporary of Julius Caesar called Lucidorius. He would have given the city its first name, Lucida. Around and after the 12th century the city became the seat of the Miles family. At the end of the twelfth century, Hugues de Noyers, bishop of Auxerre, built “one of the most famous castles of France”. It was beleaguered by Blanche de Castille’s troops in 1217, but it did resist.

Town Hall Square © Christophe.Finot/cc-by-sa-2.5 © Henri JACHET/cc-by-sa-3.0 City Hall © Christophe.Finot/cc-by-sa-2.5 © Christophe.Finot/cc-by-sa-2.5 Town Gate © Henri JACHET/cc-by-sa-2.5 City entrance © Philippe Alès/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Town Hall Square © Christophe.Finot/cc-by-sa-2.5
Wine and grain trade were prosperous at Noyers. A lot of documents attest there were plenty of vines, walnut-trees and cherry-trees over the hills all around Noyers. Till the beginning of the twentieth century a great part of local craftsmen was represented by cartwrights, harness-makers, coopers, farriers and shoe makers. In 1861 there were 128 vine-growers and 25 tillage-farmers. Today they are not so many but farmers are still keeping their places.

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