Surprise yourself and visit Troyes, the city of a thousand colours!
Troyes is like a black and white masterpiece that would have been painted in colours. It is a city built on a human scale, rich in its history, its heritage, its local culture and its people.

Between Gothic and Renaissance periods, you can still feel the atmosphere of when the city was Capital of the Counts of Champagne while wandering in the heart of Troyes, which has the characteristic shape of a Champagne cork.
To visit Troyes is like to be thrown back into medieval history, and the colourful and spicy atmosphere of the Great Champagne Fairs.
In Troyes, appreciate an exceptional heritage made of gorgeous colourful half-timbered houses shaped like a « circumflex accent », mansions of the 16st century, narrow streets, courtyards and magnificent churches!

Saint-Jean district or the champagne fairs district

Saint-Jean district or the champagne fairs district

Starting in the 12th century, the Counts of Champagne helped the city to expand by stimulating the celebrated foires de Champagne that attracted traders from around Europe, thanks in part to the fairs’ code of conduct, set up...

Madeleine District

Madeleine District

Here we find ourselves in the area called, because of its shape, «body of the champagne cork», which developed along the western road, in the direction of Provins and Paris, and that was revived after the sacking...

Cité district

Cité district

This neighbourhood is located in the fortified part of the Gallo-Roman city of Augustobona Tricassium (the castrum), whose ramparts were built during the second half of the 3rd century AD to protect the city from...

Les halles district

Les halles district

The so-called «corps du bouchon» (body of the cork) neighbourhood has been protected since the 13th century by a double wall and a trench. Located along the main road to Paris, this huge rectangle, called...

The old jewish quarter

The old jewish quarter

Most cities in the Middle Ages had a Jewish quarter and Troyes was no exception. The Broce-aux-Juifs  The rue de la Cité, formerly via Agrippa, crossed the wall under a tower via a bridge called...

Saint-Nizier district

Saint-Nizier district

The first extension of the Gallo-Roman city starting in the 10th century was the Bourg-L’Évêque neighbourhood that developed along the main thoroughfare in the direction of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley (the Saint-Nizier and Saint-Nicolas...

Theatres district

Theatres district

The Vallée suisse The wall and the trench protecting the « corps du bouchon » (body of the cork) since the start of the 13th century, which was expanded and reinforced in the 16th century, were in...

Arts district

Arts district

Centre of the bourgeois elite  This “upper quarter” was the centre of the bourgeois elite that held sway over the city from the 14th century to the 16th century. The wealthiest merchant families, often allied by marriage, mainly resided...

The Seine banks

The Seine banks

The role of water in Troyes over the years The marshy environs of Troyes provided the first settlers with the resources they needed for their provisional establishment. Augustobona Tricassium owes its existence to water. The...