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Noyers-sur-Serein – worth a detour

plus beaux villages logoJust About 30 minutes south east of Auxerre is the charming village of Noyers-sur-Serein (89 Yonne, BFC), one of the “most beautiful villages in France”! (Plus Beaux Villages de France).

Noyers sur Serein“Curled up in the hollow of a meander made by the River Serein, Noyers has two sides to show visitors : its medieval and its winegrowing facets. Place de la Petite-Etape-aux-Vins, Place du Marché-au-Blé or Place du Grenier-à-Sel (Wine, Corn Market and Salt Storehouse Squares) are all squares that call to mind the village’s flourishing period of farming and trade, as do the fine half-timbered fronts of the 15C houses.
Remarkably quiet and peaceful this medieval village retain much charm, especially as the main road passes it by and the river Serein lends a wonderfully tranquil air to the place. Once a busy and wealthy centre for wine (on the edge of the  Chablis appellation) and grain, today its half-timbered houses, old castle,  ramparts and towers are a delight to explore.

B&B Moulin de la Roche

There is an annual Truffle Fair in Noyerssur-Serein (Marché aux Truffes de Bourgogne) – 3 November 2019. For more info on the Truffle Fair see www.noyers-et-tourisme.com/

You can stay at the B&B Moulin de la Roche – a restored 17th Century mill on the river
For more info on other accommodation including hotels and self-catering and B&Bs

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