The venerable town of Troyes dates back to antiquity. Today, the town is undergoing a significant transformation which began in 1970. This slow and patient restoration programme of the town’s heritage sites is coupled with the evolution of its economy.

First on the list of things to see is the fabulous collection of half-timbered houses which makes the town proud. They have received a glorious facelift, adorning them in a multitude of colours. Water, on which the town was established, has also taken centre stage again.
The quays of the Seine are an eloquent testimony to this.  Before winding through Paris, the river passes through the former capital of the Champagne counts, where it is infused with the spirit of moderation.

The town is on a human scale, and the countryside is never far !
Troyes Champagne Métropole now welcomes visitors passing through with pleasure. Let yourself be conquered!

The Champagne fairs

The Champagne fairs

The Champagne Fairs and Saint-Jean-au-Marché district It is mainly in the urban fabric that the memory of the great Champagne Fairs can be found, fairs that were held in the city of Troyes during the festival of Saint-Vincent (9-15...

Architecture

Architecture

Wood and Stone Troyes, the timber-framed city There are many cities in France and Navarre that still boast high-quality wooden buildings. Yet it is Troyes that arguably has the most extensive, uniform, and best preserved...

The city of the novel

The city of the novel

Troyes, the city of the novel The history of writing and printing is closely intertwined with the city of Troyes. Indeed, the city was the birthplace of both the novel and the “pocket book”. It...

Romancing Troyes

Romancing Troyes

Troyes, where the heart beats stronger Here, the heart beats stronger Just 90 minutes from Paris and 20 minutes from Europe’s largest lake system sits a Renaissance city with a typically French way of life....

The Templars

The Templars

The Templars The Order of the Templars In 1118-1119, Hugues de Payns, Geoffroy de Saint Omer and 7 other companions created a Templar army composed of monks that were knights, to watch over the path of the pilgrims...

Troyes and water

Troyes and water

Like many cities, Troyes was built on water, first as a source of sustenance, then as an industrial resource, driving the development of the city’s tanning, paper-making, dyeing and textile industries through water wheels. Yet this...

Factory Outlet Shops

Factory Outlet Shops

Troyes = Shopping! The “factory shops” were born in TROYES in the 1960s, to sell off local manufacturers’ ends of lines. At first only open to factory staff, little by little they were opened to the general...