The chief town of Canton is located between two valleys on the back of a ridge that descends to the valley of the Yonne. This site gives it a picturesque appearance? Perched? amid a circus full of props that faces the Irancy. Built probably in the second half of the 14th century, the walls were a sort of parallelogram and were dominated by eleven towers of unequal sizes.
The church of Saint-Christophe: In the old church, which collapsed Sept. 21, 1733, there remains only the steeple of the late 14th century: from the Gothic style, the tower is square at the base, octagonal top floor to receive the arrow. The present church was built from 1737 to 1742. It is the work Servandoni student Soufflot (born in Irancy). The impressive building surprises visitors and it demonstrates the importance of the village in the 18th century. Classic, almost baroque, volume Coulangeois met the requirements of the time. Inside, the most beautiful object was unquestionably the picture painted on wood in the 15th century depicting the Annunciation. Moved several times, it was even used upside down as his blackboard at school ... It is currently being restored.
It has interest in traveling the streets endlessly appear as a maze. There is everywhere the signs of wealth in history.
The impasse was born in Mauritius recalls Coulanges man of the same name, known as the National Archives Sieur de Coulanges, who was bishop of Nevers and confessor of Charles VI.
Another example is the street Aguesseau, lord Coulanges (late 17th - early 18th century) which was certainly the minister of Louis XIV. On Aguesseau was behind the arrival of Verse, geographer of Paris immortalized, who knew how to create the first abstraction of water for food in the city.
Visit the museum of the Old Vine and wine press.
Exhibitions and Syndicat d'Initiative in the House of the Coulangeois.
EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
Weekly market on Fridays from 16h to 19h.
St Vincent (wine festival) in January.
Garage sale the first Sunday of September.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Ecotourism: Hiking, Nivernais canal with its bikeway, fishing, picking cherries ...
Tourism gourmet wine, restaurants and producers.
Tourism and Heritage: mill, archeological site, laundries.