The common Champs-sur-Yonne is located 5 km from Auxerre as the crow flies. It extends in a narrow strip on the right bank of the Yonne. On these lands was very quickly shown the presence of human groups (5000 years BC).
The first historical mention of Champs 12th century. At that time the village was to be a small rural community dependent on its neighbor, Vaux. It built its ramparts in the 16th century.