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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Toucy
Insee code89419
AltitudeFrom 177 to 306 meters
Surface34.85 km²
Population2775 inhabitants
Density79 inhabitants/km²


National labelDracy at 4.1 km
Chief townAuxerre (at 24 km, 28 min)Moulins-sur-Ouanne at 4.5 km
DepartmentYonneParly at 5.2 km
RegionBurgundySearch another town


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Toucy, whose existence is attested from the middle of the third century, belongs to the bishops of Auxerre in the fifth century to the Revolution.

In the early 11th century, some Episcopal possessions is subservient to Itier of Narbonne, the first Baron of House Toucy.

End eleventh, early 12th century, a chapel was erected in the manor which, in 1170, strengthened with the building of defensive towers and a speaker.

The city was destroyed during the Hundred Years War.

New Lords, Requests From the Revival in the 16th century the church was rebuilt on the walls, which gives it a fortified castle rises out new walls, castle to be demolished two centuries later and rebuilt in the style of the time.

In the 19th century, Toucy is a city thriving.

In the 1860s, a period when neo-classical flourishes, it builds up the impressive City Hall today.

In 1940, a Saturday morning, market day, Toucy was bombed. We regret a great number of casualties and widespread destruction.

The city was rebuilt and continues to beautify themselves, appreciating what Pierre Larousse, the native son, whose statue stands in the middle of the Place de la Republic.

Currently Toucy is booming with many services. The fairs and markets, backed since the 13th century, flourished, his business attractiveness, its craftsmen and industrial assets, and its schools, from kindergarten to final year of high school and the BTS Insurance, include more than 1400 students. Toucy, whose rich history is inscribed in stone, is a small town where life is good.


The Church of St. Peter, built in "iron stone", was rebuilt in the Renaissance using the old manor chapel and ramparts of the 12th century. His head turned towards the west is flanked by two defensive towers that give all the features of a fortress.

The medieval streets lined with houses with wood sides, are the old town an historic center conducive to strolling and arouse the interest of history buffs. They suggestive names: rue du Chapitre de la Postern, rue de la Motte.

A beautiful mansion from the 17th century, facing the imposing town hall, houses the Gallery of the Old Post Office permanently exposing unique pieces of pottery artists as well as regional, national and international.

The Chateau de la Motte-Miton 18th century, before which stood the foundations of ancient towers and curtain walls of the 16th century, has a stylish loft converted antique shop.

The leisure is very close to downtown and offers a magnificent panorama. Fishing pond, tennis court, playground, bowling, table tennis, hiking trails, allow numerous activities. Sporting activities are supervised from 1 July to 20 August.

The train "Picasso" is an original way to discover the landscapes of the Puisaye Villiers-Saint-Benoit in Moutiers. To see Toucy station, two cars housing a Postal Museum.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Toucy
MonumentsChurch of Toucy


Pierre Larousse Book Fair in April.

Festival Theatre, May of odd years.

Garage sales in May and October.

Fair Market, the Saturday of the weekend of Palm Sunday.

Jazz Festival, around July 10.

The aperitif-concerts: Saturdays in July and August from 18:30.

Frequently Asked Potatoes, mid-September.

Trade Fair and Exhibition Nature and Gardens, the second weekend of October.

Christmas Market.

Exhibitions throughout the year.

Guided tours of the city, the church, Pierre Larousse.


Château de Saint-Fargeau and his farm.

Museum of the sound.

Graphic Arts Center of Metairie Bruyere.

Castle Ratilly.

Animal Park Boutissaint.

Pottery Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye.

Circuit murals.

Museum of Art and History of Villiers-Saint-Benoit.

Colette Museum.

Moulin Lapwing.



Careers Aubigny.

Guedelon ...

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Cellar tour and tasting at the castleLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 5 €Escolives-Sainte-Camille (23 km)

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Water sports center (© C. Raverdeau)Water sports center (© C. Raverdeau)
Church of ToucyChurch of Toucy
Overview of Toucy (© JP. Huot)Overview of Toucy (© JP. Huot)
Toucy from the sky (© JP. Huot)Toucy from the sky (© JP. Huot)
tourist train Puisaye (© AATY)tourist train Puisaye (© AATY)
Aperitif Concert (© JP. Huot)Aperitif Concert (© JP. Huot)
Beau market (© C. Raverdeau)Beau market (© C. Raverdeau)
Market Weekly (© C. Raverdeau)Market Weekly (© C. Raverdeau)
Toucy, birthplace of Pierre LarousseToucy, birthplace of Pierre Larousse



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Sunday 20 April
Min. 5°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 21 April
Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 22 April
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Galopin Gastronome  
BURGUNDY HOUSE - In the heart of unspoilt countryside near Auxerre, Le Galopin Gastronome installed housed in a former rectory in Merry-la-Vallée. Completely renovated by a Parisian...
Located 7.8 km from Toucy40 € per person 

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House with 6 bedroomsDomaine de Beauvoir Chambres d'hôtes    
15 km west of Auxerre is a beautiful village, Beauvoir, in a hilly region of the Yonne. This decor that changes with the seasons you will spend the holidays (re) creative in a 18th...
Located 8.1 km from Toucy80 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa maison poyaudine    
Nathalie receives you in his quiet typical house Puisaye Guédelon throw from the medieval castle in Burgundy and a few kilometers from the castle and Mézilles Saint-Fargeau. It offers...
Located 8.9 km from Toucy70 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLa Bichonnière    
Familly house for the passed 50 years, La Bichonnière and its hosts Stéphane & Julia will welcome you in its charming and peaceful surroundings. You will enjoy the wooden park as well...
Located 13.6 km from Toucy84 € the double room 

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Apartment for 35 personsApartment for 35 persons
1h. 30 Paris and Dijon ... Toucy - yonne - Burgundy - Accommodation - Bed and Breakfast - Big Cottage - Bed and Breakfast - Open all year - Cottage living room (33 pers.) - Workshops...
Located in Toucy 
House for 5 personsLa Mezienne = 'la sièste de midi'  
In the countryside, to 12 km from the town of Auxerre. Independent house near the owner's house, surrounded by gardens and fields, in an impasse of a small hamlet. Restored in 2001...
Located 12.6 km from ToucyFrom 340 € to 430 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons  
Charming furnished on the banks of the Yonne, facing the old city and near the marina and park Roscoff. Fully equipped you will have a pleasant stay for one night, a weekend or a week...
Located 22 km from Toucy300 € per week 

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12 places over 0,7 haCamping de la Courtillerie   
Shady, quiet, flat, sandy. Located fifteen minutes from the medieval site of Guedelon. A holiday in the countryside you will discover our region and its riches Lake Bourdon castle of...
Located 12.7 km from Toucy5.65 € per day 
84 places over 2,5 haCamping les Ceriselles    
Situated close to a lake of 4 hectares, the campsite on the bank of the Yonne river and the Nivernais Canal, famous for this bicycle path. Fisherman have every opportunity. The campsite...
Located 26 km from ToucyFrom 15.30 € to 19.40 € per day 
61 places over 1,5 haHôtellerie de Plein Air 'Les Confluents    
'The Confluents' *** Recommended by small Futé Tourism Quality Label. Equipped with 49 sites from 80 to 250 m², flat, shaded, delimited, enclosed by a hedge, health summer / winter,...
Located 29 km from ToucyFrom 7 € to 7.60 € per day 

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Le Camping des Oiseaux Voyageurs - Hotel in ToucyLe Camping des Oiseaux Voyageurs    
Located in Beauvoir in the Bourgogne region, this campsite features self-catering bungalows, a seasonal swimming pool and a spa, available with an extra cost. Parking and trasnfers...
Located 9.7 km from ToucyRoom from 42 €
Domaine Du Roncemay - Hotel in ToucyDomaine Du Roncemay     
This hotel is located in the middle of a 40-hectare park, which includes an 18-hole golf course. It offers a heated outdoor pool with terrace, a tennis court and a hammam. Each guest...
Located 12.2 km from ToucyRoom from 110 €
Camping Le Bois Guillaume - Hotel in ToucyCamping Le Bois Guillaume  
This camping site is 2.7 km from the centre of Villeneuve-les-Genêts. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and self-catering accommodation. There is also a bar and a restaurant at the...
Located 14.8 km from ToucyRoom from 56 €

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Hôtel Cerise Auxerre
Hôtel Cerise Auxerre offers low-cost guest rooms with satellite TV, and it is located 2 km from the Exhibition Centre in Monéteau. It is a 10-minute drive...
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