For me, the champagne cork is: A proof that things go as chance would have them, or that you can not escape your destiny. Anyway, this shape of a champagne cork taken by the city over the centuries is very representative of its adhesion to its terroir.

My favourite recipe: It might not be the most original but it is so good ! A AAAAA andouillette, grilled just enough on the barbecue with a bit of mustard… That is it ! Because this is how it is the best… AAAAA!

My little slice of heaven: An emblematic place of our Tricasse city: the « Ruelle des Chats » (alley of the cats)! Since it has been rehabilitated, wandering there is like going back in time to 500 years ago in our History. And when dusk falls, it is a bewitching, mysterious and romantic atmosphere…

Never leave Troyes before: Having discovered how shiny and fine are the stained glass windows in St Pierre St Paul cathedral, and in Ste Madeleine, St Pantaléon, St Jean churches…, but also before having taken a selfie by the heart of Troyes.

Marie de Champagne, a progressive woman!

Marie de Champagne, a progressive woman!

Marie was the daughter of the King Louis VII and Aliénor of Aquitaine. She married...

An impressive motto!

An impressive motto!

« UNITY, INDIVISIBILITY OF THE REPUBLIC, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY OR DEATH » This is what you can...

Nuns with guts

Nuns with guts

St Urbain Basilica is one of the gems of Troyes religious heritage. Its construction started in...

Surprising Troyes

Surprising Troyes

The Doué Courtyard (Cour Doué) Why do you not pass by the Doué Courtyard? Not...

A rather special inauguration!

A rather special inauguration!

I am going to tell you a true and unusual story! In the center of...

The King’s fools: a specialty of Troyes!

The King’s fools: a specialty of Troyes!

A few years ago, I was reading a book of Maurice Lever « The ghost and...

The misadventures of a canal without water or the history of a natural colander!

The misadventures of a canal without water or the history of a natural colander!

In 1805, the Emperor Napoléon 1st, while visiting Troyes, declared:  Before six years, I demand the...

Like a bird without wings!

Like a bird without wings!

Who has never dreamed of flying and seeing life from above! This was the case...

It would look wonderful with its two towers!

It would look wonderful with its two towers!

Yes, our St Pierre St Paul Cathedral was meant to have two towers! It was...

« 99 sheep and one resident of Champagne make 100 animals »

« 99 sheep and one resident of Champagne make 100 animals »

But… ! The resident of Champagne is not that dumb! Let me tell you the...