This commune covers an area of 10.5km² and has nearly 430 inhabitants who are known as ‘Subligniens’. It is located 13.5km south-west of Troyes. Reached via the D72, D94 or the N77, it is 13km from junction 20 (Saint-Thibault) of the A5 from Paris.

The commune is next to Bouilly, at the foot of Montaigu - the former territory of the Counts of Champagne and location of their castle, which was destroyed following the Treaty of Troyes in the 15th century. Today, the hill has various footpaths and a panoramic view over the Troyes plain. This hill is much appreciated by walkers for its outstanding natural beauty and its long history. Souligny is part of an inter-communal school group with Bouilly, Javernant and Sommeval.

Barns, farmhouses and half-timbered and brick-built rural cottages are characteristic features of the Auboise countryside that can be seen in Souligny.

Along the N77, in front of the cemetery, there is an obelisk decorated with a victory palm that pays homage to ‘its children killed for France’ during the First World War.