Liven up your holidays!


Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

Toucy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yonne

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.7350629 (N 47° 44’ 6”)
Longitude3.2943500 (E 3° 17’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 177m to 306m
Surface area34.85 km²
Population2822 inhabitants
Density80 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAuxerre (24 km, 28 min)
Insee code89419
IntercommunalityCC Coeur de Puisaye

Nearest cities & towns

Dracy4.5 km (6 min)
Moulins-sur-Ouanne4.7 km (6 min)
Fontaines6.4 km (9 min)
Parly6.7 km (8 min)
Lalande7.8 km (11 min)
Leugny8.5 km (9 min)
Villiers-Saint-Benoît9.1 km (11 min)
Merry-la-Vallée9.5 km (12 min)
Pourrain10.1 km (10 min)
Mézilles10.4 km (10 min)
Le Val-d'Ocre10.5 km (10 min)
Beauvoir10.8 km (14 min)
Fontenoy11.2 km (14 min)
Diges11.8 km (12 min)
Égleny12 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

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.


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


Wednesday 24 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 25°C
Thursday 25 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 25°C
Friday 26 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 26°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of the seven locks
Culture and education50 € Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (31 km)
Visit the Gueguen Estate
Local flavoursFreePréhy (35 km)
Estate tour and Themed Tasting
Local flavours7 € to 40 € Chablis (39 km)
Tours of the Chablis vineyard and cellars
Local flavours75 € Chablis (39 km)
Shopping at the Biscuiterie de Bourgogne
Local flavoursFreeJoux-la-Ville (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Municipality of Lindry
HikeEasy2h30Lindry (11.8 km)
Tour of Bléneau
Village visitEasy1h30Bléneau (26 km)
Cultural tour around Entrains-sur-Nohain
Car itineraryEasy6h00Entrains-sur-Nohain (30 km)
The Canal
HikeIntermediate2h15Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (31 km)
Chablais Path
HikeEasy2h00Courgis (35 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant