🇫🇷 Avallon is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in central-eastern France. Avallon is located 50 km south-south-east of Auxerre, served by a branch of the Paris–Lyon railway and by exit 22 of the A6 motorway. The old town, with many winding cobblestone streets flanked by traditional stone and woodwork buildings, is situated on a flat promontory, the base of which is washed on the south by the river Cousin, on the east and west by small streams.
As of the early 20th century, the manufacture of biscuits and gingerbread, and the leather and farm implements supported the economy in Avallon, and there was considerable traffic on wood, wine, and the livestock and agricultural produce in the surrounding country.
Avallon has a population of over 6,513 people. Avallon also forms the centre of the wider Avallon Arrondissement which has a population of over 43,189 people. Avallon is situated 50 km south of Auxerre.