Joigny is a commune with 10,053 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Yonne, in the Bourgogne region (Burgundy ). It is the administrative seat of the eponymous canton Joigny and the seat of the Communauté de communes du Jovinien.


The city is located in the center of the department of Yonne, on the banks of the same river Yonne, 27 km north of Auxerre, 30 km south of Sens, 75 km west of Troyes and 147 km south-east of Paris. The Route Nationale N 6 passes through the town.

At the city's municipalities border Villevallier, Villecien, Dixmont, Bussy -en -Othe, Saint- Aubin- sur- Yonne, Looze, Chamvres, Paroy- sur -Tholon, Champlay and Laroche -Saint- Cydroine.


  • The place was already inhabited in the Neolithic period.
  • During the Roman era he appears under the name Joviniacum on
  • End of the 10th century is being built by Rainald the Old, First Earl of Joigny, a castle and the city officially founded in 996.
  • 1530 a fire devastated the city, only a few survive the old wooden and half-timbered houses.
  • After the French Revolution Joigny was the headquarters of a sub-prefecture and was also a garrison town. Since 1927 she is only capital of the canton of the same name.


  • Renaissance Château of Gondi
  • Churches of Saint -André, Saint -Thibault and Saint -Jean
  • Old half-timbered houses ( Maison du Bailli )
  • Remains of the city walls from the 12./13.Jh
  • Wine region Burgundy ( Côte Saint- Jacques)

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Saint Vincent de Paul, founder of Caritas (1581-1660), lived in Joigny and there was tutor to the children of the Count of Joigny
  • Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress French (1779-1865)
  • Marcel Aymé, French writer (1902-1967)
  • Roger Treville, French actor (1902-2005)

Twin Cities

  • Mayen, Germany
  • Godalming, United Kingdom / Surrey
  • Hanover, United States / New Hampshire
  • Amelia, Italy
  • Joigny -sur -Meuse, France