Troyes historic center

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Before being the location of factory stores and prestigious hosiery brands (Lacoste, Petit-Bateau, Olympia, Babygro, etc.), it was a Roman city, a fortified city, a radiant crossroads of cultures and trade in the Middle Ages with its Champagne fairs where merchants converged from all over Europe and beyond.

Its abundant architectural heritage, with its half-timbered houses, its Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul cathedral, its ten churches (“What do we do in Troyes? We ring the bell”), its medieval streets (rue François Gentil , ruelle des Chats, etc.), its hotels (Marisy, Mauroy) recreate an atmosphere of these eras. It is also the city of the poet Chrestien de Troyes (12th century) at the court of Marie de Champagne, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII. And again from the Blue Library, popular literature known as “peddling”. And what can we say about its remarkable statuary “of the master of Chaource”!

In this historic heart in the shape of a so-called “Champagne” cork, surrounded by an arm of the Seine, is the House of Tools and Workers' Thought (MOPO) which relates the life of the trades through History with its unique and renowned collection of tools. And what can we say about all these daring people from Aube: artists, inventors, gentlemen, discoverers, etc.? of which we find a testimony at the bend of a street. It is also the city of Rashi (11th century), rabbi and admirable exegete of the Torah known throughout the world.

Troyes is full of beauty, talents and hidden treasures.
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