Migennes name dates back to antiquity , and beyond : halfway between Boulogne and Lyon, its name describes its location : "E" for " medium " and " Ganna " to designate the Lyonnais.
Situated at the confluence of the Yonne and the Canal de Bourgogne , these two courses are your major waterways from your base Migennes , which offers thus an incomparable choice of navigation options , routes and destinations.
If you choose the Yonne, you can reach the Canal du Nivernais , discover its vineyards and taste the various fruity and sparkling wines ( Chablis , The Coulanges , Irancy or Crémant ) .
If you opt for the Canal de Bourgogne , " Sleeping Beauty " will lead you to wash houses , castles, wine producers.
The " flowery town" two flowers concentrated several historical works .
Starting with the Church of St. Pancras, Old twelfth and thirteenth century, included in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. Fortified Church , it is recognizable by its two towers including the front.
The Christ the King Church , also called the " Lourdes railway " is characterized by its high bell tower of 60 meters opened in 1927 , while glazed tiles , and the imposing statue of Christ the King in front. It is considered a modern art of the twentieth century monument. The first stone was laid in August 1925.
The city also has the oldest historical evidence , as this Gallo- Roman mosaic of the fourth century , one of the largest in northern Gaul ( 210m ²).
Republic Street and the marina , laundries nineteenth century are still visible.
Some houses Migennes has an originality : the houses Bérard , number seventeen , were built ( early twentieth century ) according to the methods of the architect of the same name , consisting of prefabricated elements to bring that which can then be assembled, and thereby modulate the space at will.
Since 1923 , the city has a covered market, renovated in 1993 , at a place called " Climate of strikes ."
Finally, the reputation of Migennes has mainly been due to its station: the station Laroche Migennes , born in the early twentieth century, when station " general judgment ", in which trains were obliged to stop to refueling water and conduct audits .
For places with cultural, you will find the former Cabaret l'Escale , formerly hall music hall (now used as a concert hall ), the biggest names in music have graced the stage , including Johnny Hallyday Juliette Greco, Jacques Brel, Aznavour, Charles Trenet , and others in their infancy.