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