The name of Nouilly appeared in 875 as the form “Novelacum”.

The Borny-Colombey battle between France and Prussia took place in Nouilly on 14th August 1870. The Germans succeeded at the end of the battle by stopping the French entrenchment at Verdun. Two German cemeteries can be seen in the north of the village.

Nouilly has a 16th century toggle press. It attests to the commune’s wine-growing past.

Discover our heritage

  • The 17th century toggle press
  • Two German cemeteries
  • Sainte-Agnès church with its 14th century fortified bell tower
  • Wash house located on the road towards Servigny-lès-Sainte-Barbe