Guillon, Yonne

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Guillon is located in France
Coordinates: 47°30′54″N 4°05′38″E / 47.51500°N 4.0939°E / 47.51500; 4.0939Coordinates: 47°30′54″N 4°05′38″E / 47.51500°N 4.0939°E / 47.51500; 4.0939
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Avallon
Canton Guillon
Area1 11.94 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 460
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 89197 / 89420
Elevation 203–328 m (666–1,076 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Guillon is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.

It is located near the Gold Coast and the Nièvre. Guillon also had a castle and a peripheral wall. The location of the castle demolished in 1418 is not exactly known.

Indeed, it would have been located either near the Church Street bridge is next to the existing memorial. During the Hundred Years' War, Guillon was occupied by the British army until it signed a treaty between Burgundy and England known as the "Treaty of golden sheep"

Burgundy and freed from the yoke of English have to pay 200 gold for 1000 sheep. When this transaction Edward III stayed at the Chateau de Guillon. This is one of the only traces left in the castle's history. As soon as the political situation allowed the peace installed, a good-sized bridge was built (early 15th century) and promoting trade and commerce. The bridge took its final form in 1866 after the road widening.

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