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Camping in Noyers, treat yourself to a getaway in this charming town

la cité médiévale de Noyers-sur-Serein
la cité médiévale de Noyers-sur-Serein


Noyers is a small village in the Yonne department in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in France. Listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, it is commonly known as Noyers-sur-Serein, nestling in the meanders of the river of the same name that surrounds it, the Serein. The importance of its wine-growing culture is reflected in the many cellar entrances in the maze of old streets. Choosing a campsite around the village of Noyers will allow you to discover this beautiful village.

Accommodation Noyers-sur-Serein - Gite

Noyers-sur-Serein tourism - Noyers-sur-Serein (89)

There is only one natural municipal area available in the village of Noyers, with 14 comfortable pitches and access to sanitary facilities, a water connection, washing-up bins and waste bins.


La Gravière du Moulin *** municipal campsite in Lézinnes is less than 20 km from Noyers and only 2 hours from Paris, still in the Yonne department. Open from April to October, it has around thirty pitches all close to the Armançon river, where the more sporty can go kayaking or pedal-boating, as well as playing tennis, basketball, volleyball or table tennis and table football on site. Children can enjoy a mini club and organised activities during the day. Barbecues are permitted here, the sanitary facilities are heated and there is also a hairdressing salon.


Le Parc du Château *** municipal campsite in L'Isle-sur-Serein is just 16 km from the medieval town of Noyers. Open between April and October, it is located on the banks of the River Serein in a natural park, in a soothing natural setting. The campsite offers 34 pitches and a number of mobile homes for hire. The sports facilities include tennis, table tennis, football, basketball and badminton. There's a children's play area and a petanque area for parents, as well as barbecue evenings for the whole family.

A number of campsites around Noyers also offer gites.

What can I do in Noyers-sur-Serein?

Noyers-sur-Serein Une Famille Formidable - Visiting Noyers-sur-Serein - Grande Vadrouille Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein photos

Famous because Noyers was the filming location for the TV series "Une famille formidable" a few years ago, or for the film Molière starring Romain Duris and Fabrice Luchini, in which a number of scenes were shot. And let's not forget the famous Grande Vadrouille, starring Louis de Funès and Bourvil, which nestled in the heart of the town for some of its most cult scenes, and Gérard Oury is not the only one to have chosen Noyers-sur-Serein. As you can imagine, visitors are keen to explore the area. The first step in discovering the heritage of one of the most beautiful villages in France is to wander around the meandering Serein and the narrow old streets of the medieval town, with its passageways covered by old wooden arches and attractive cellar entrances. The Place de l'Hôtel de Ville is well worth a visit, before admiring the medieval architecture of the beautiful half-timbered facades, notably the Maison du Schématisme and the Maison des Corporations, where angels and other wooden sculptures can be seen on the facade.

The medieval arcades of Noyers
The medieval arcades of Noyers© iStock

Medieval village of Noyers
Medieval village of Noyers© iStock


Circuit Noyers-sur-Serein - Noyers town

At the entrance to the village, you enter through the imposing fortified gateway of Tonnerre, then pass under the arcades of the magnificent fortified gateway of Avallon and contemplate the old wash-house, beautifully decorated with flowers, 250 metres away.

Avallon Gate
Avallon Gate© iStock

Stroll along the ramparts of the medieval town, the remains of the old fortifications and its defensive towers, and you'll discover a sublime panorama over the roofs of the village's timber-framed houses and the surrounding countryside dotted with vineyards.

89310 Noyers

The Musée des Arts Naïfs et Populaires is one of the must-see attractions in the village of Noyers. It houses an impressive collection of works of art. Housed in a superb 16th-century building that used to be a secondary school, its architecture is not lacking in interest, quite the contrary. A museum of passion, culture, curiosity and surprise.


Notre-Dame de l'Assomption church was built in the 16th century in the flamboyant Gothic style, and its pulpit dates from the 18th century. The stained glass windows in the choir depict the life of the Virgin Mary. At the transept crossing, human figures stand out on the lower part of the arches, expressing the conscience that observes the sincerity of the faith of the faithful.

Noyers-sur-Serein Castle

Leaving Notre-Dame church, enjoy a pleasant stroll to the site of the old château de Noyers, where you can discover the ramparts tower and its 13th-century fortified enclosure, as well as a collection of armour in the weapons room of the medieval museum of the château de Noyers.

Noyers-sur-Serein market

If you visit the village of Noyers in autumn, don't miss its sumptuous truffle markets. Every year, more and more visitors come here in search of quality products of all kinds. Each truffle is checked before being put on sale, giving the market a guarantee of high quality. A visit to the Noyers truffle market is guaranteed to give you a good time at a popular festival. A real favourite for us.image

Truffle market
Truffle market© iStock

Lastly, to name but a few, Le Chevalier de Pardaillan, Le Mal d'aimer, La Reine et le Cardinal... were also filmed in Noyers, which is definitely destined for cinematic honours!

Restaurant Noyers-sur-Serein

The Vieille Tour restaurant at 1 rue de la Porte Peinte is a firm favourite with visitors. It offers French, international and European cuisine, with a choice of vegetarian and vegan menus. With prices ranging from €20 to €29, you'll find tasty dishes and friendly, professional staff.




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