The oldest name Premeaux appears in a written Mazières Abbey in the 12th century, Prumel (1160). Former Prisseium belongs to the early 11th century to the abbey of St. Benignus of Dijon (1020). Later most of the land fell within the abbey of St. Seine (1220).
Prémeaux means "the first water." From the Gallo-Roman period of intense activity on the sites and Prémeaux Prissey, a basin was built at the source of Courtavaux to cure skin diseases and provide a water caregiver intestines, liver and eyes.
Hot, sulfurous, radioactive, water comes out at 18 ° C. All year. Its operation has varied over time until its abandonment in the early 1970s, leaving room for activities related to wood, stone pink, cereals, vineyards.
Prissey was once a manor and a separate municipality, administratively attached to Prémeaux in 1972.
Prissey has preserved its heritage of local stone church of the 13th and 14th centuries with its unfinished belfry, its stately chapel, its tombstones of the 15th and 18th centuries, a Pieta and a table of the 16th (ranked) in the seventeenth.
Like its immediate neighbors and between Coast Plain, the place has a long tradition of fish farming, forestry, agriculture and viticulture.
Excavations in the 1950s helped to better understand the role of Prissey from the Gallo-Roman vicus of Les Bolards Nuits-Saint-Georges: Prissey had a harbor and buildings worthy of an important city. The monumental fragments of the Lower Empire demonstrated.