Centuries of history
Joigny was founded in Roman times and expanded in the 10th century when a fortress was built (castle, chapel, surrounding wall).
A terrible fire destroyed the town during the Renaissance. Rebuilding work saw the introduction of typical half-timbered houses that we can still see today.
Part of the Joigny heritage is to be found at the heart of three extraordinary districts.
- The 'quartier Saint-Jean' was built around the old surrounding wall of the castle. Its streets are lined with bourgeois or half-timbered houses.
- The 'quartier Saint-Thibault', to the west, is home to craftsmen, shopkeepers and wine merchants.
- The 'quartier Saint-André' is a typical wine-growing district of traditional houses and narrow, uneven cobbled streets.
Fancy something different? Every summer you can follow the actors in the 'visite-spectacle des Nuits Maillotines', featuring exceptional buildings and famous people in the town's history...
A gourmet's paradise
Joigny boasts about thirty hectares of vineyards, planted with Pinot gris, Pinot noir and Chardonnay grape varieties. If you enjoy fine food, the Michelin starred La Côte Saint Jacques restaurant serves sophisticated, innovative cuisine. You can even have a cookery lesson with the Chef, before enjoying the Spa facilities and indoor swimming pool.
Joigny Tourist Information Office has all the details you need on cultural activities, special events and guided tours. English and Spanish spoken at reception desk.
Office du tourisme de Joigny
4, quai Henri Ragobert
Tel. : +33 (0)3 86 62 11 05
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
March to June, Tourist Information office open:
- Monday, 2-5pm
-Tuesday to Friday, 9 am-12 noon & 2-6pm
- Saturday, 9am-1pm & 2-6 pm