Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Avallon

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AVALLON, a town of France, in the department of Yonne, finely situated on a granite rock, at the foot of which flows the river Voisiu or Cousin. The church of St Lazare, which dates from the 12th century, is a good specimen of Burgundian Gothic. Manufactures of cloth, hats, hosiery, leather, and paper are carried on, and there is a considerable traffic in firewood, which is conveyed by the Voisin, the Yonne, and the Seine to Paris. The town was long an object of dispute between Burgundy and France, but was finally united to the crown on the death of Charles the Bold. It was pillaged by the Leaguers in 1594. Population, G070. Long. 3 56 E., lat. 47 30 N.