Rachi and Saint Bernard, the pillars of the Middle Ages.

Rachi and Saint Bernard, the pillars of the Middle Ages.
Besides Chretien de Troyes, two great figures of Middle Ages remain undeniably related to the city of Troyes and the Aube department : Rachi and Bernard de Clairvaux. They were both great intellectuals and they played a major part at the time in the great evolution of their respective field.

Letters

Letters

Letters Christian of Troyes (12th century, around 1135-1183) Little is known about the life of the France’s greatest medieval author. He attented the court of Marie de Champagne circa 1170. A highly cultivated man, he wrote five novels in...

Arts

Arts

Arts François Gentil (begining XVIe-1582) One of the greatest sculptors of the time. His name appears in the Church Registers in 1541 (he produced two statues for the St Jean Church in Troyes) then in 1547...

History, Religion

History, Religion

History, Religion Saint Loup (395-479) Born into an aristocratic gallo-roman family from the east of France, Loup having became a bishop, had the task in 429 of accompanying the Bishop of Auxerre to England to combat...

Politics, Sciences, Army

Politics, Sciences, Army

Politics, Sciences, Army Paul Chomedey, Lord de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) A French official, born in a small village near Troyes, the founding of the city of Montréal is owed [Chomedey de Maisonneuve] to him. He fought in...

The pillards of the Middle Ages

The pillards of the Middle Ages

While Troyes is famous for Chrétien de Troyes, it is also associated with two other key figures from the Middle Ages. The names of Rashi and Bernard of Clairvaux remain indelibly linked to the city of Troyes and...

Guild members, knights templar

Guild members, knights templar

Historically speaking, the guild tradition is, at least in part, connected with the Cistercian Order and the Order of the Temple. For example, guild members provided a skilled workforce and assistance to religious soldiers during the...