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.

1524 Troyes and the great fire

1524 Troyes and the great fire

For centuries, the city of Troyes has endured ravaging fires, such as the one in...

Sculptures by the water

Sculptures by the water

If you enter the churches of Troyes, absolute temples of sacred arts, you will find...

Troyes, city of books

Troyes, city of books

As an unconditional fan of reading, I can only be happy that I was born...

Troyes, from the plague in 1518 to Covid in 2020

Troyes, from the plague in 1518 to Covid in 2020

It is fascinating to take a look at history to be able to realize that...

Ode to the Andouillette of Troyes

Ode to the Andouillette of Troyes

There are the Andouillette of Chablis, the one of Jargeau, of Touraine made with Vouvray,...

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...

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...