This commune covers an area of 20.5km² and has 925 inhabitants who are known as ‘Macelots’. It is located 14km west of Troyes. Reached via the D15, D141 or the D660, it is 5km from junction 20 (Torvilliers) of the A5 from Paris.
In the valleys below the Pays d’Othe, Macey benefits from the green surroundings of the woods above, and the rolling fields that spread out towards the Plaine Champenois. Villes et Villages Fleuris has awarded the commune two flowers. It is part of an inter-communal school group with Montgueux and Saint-Lyé, and has different levels of classes according to pupil numbers.
These three communes also share a sports club. Macey has a library that is run by volunteers. On the hills above the village the Auboise astronomical association has installed an observatory that gives perfect views of the night sky. The hillside location of Macey gives the village uninterrupted views of the city of Troyes, which are particularly attractive at night.
In the middle of the village, the main road follows the D15 and leads to the church of Saint-Martin. Its nave and porch are Romanesque, whilst the rest of the building dates from the 16th and 17th centuries. The church has 16th-century stained-glass windows that are classified as historic monuments.
Part of its church furnishings are classified, including an 18th-century eagle lectern, a 1.38m tall limestone Madonna and Child dating from the 16th century (but erroneously classified as 14th-century) a 19th-century celebrant’s chair and a 16th-century oil on canvas triptych fixed to three wooden panels which together are nearly 5 metres long.
Next to the church, the First World War Memorial has the victory palm and the flag carved on an obelisk.