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  • 1 St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral of Troyes Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Pierre

    This building is remarkable both for its size and the beauty of its nave. Its wonderfully elaborate facade is partly due to Martin Chambiges. The inside gives the impression of power and gracefulness. Magnificent windows (see Le Pressoir mystique, pa..

  • 2 Modern Art Museum - Troyes Bishop's Palace Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    pl. St-Pierre

    This museum was born from a donation by the Troyan industrialists, Pierre and Denise Lévy. It is situated in the former episcopal palace. The collection includes 388 paintings (many Fauves: Derain, Vlaminck, Van Dongen) 1 277 drawings, 104 sculptures..

  • 3 Old Troyes Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Alexandre-Israël

    It consisted of two areas: the Cité (aristocratic and ecclesiastical) and the Bourg (bourgeois and commercial). You will see a series of dwellings with typical Troyan architecture: more than one story half-timbered houses with corbelled structures wh..

  • 4 Hôtel de Mauroy - Museum of Tools and Workers' Thought Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Trinité

    The roadside façade (embellished in the chequered style typical of the region) and the courtyard (a mix of half-timbering, bricks, chequered slate and a banded polygonal tower) make this building a fine example of 15C Troyes architecture. The Compagn..

  • This nature reserve covering 82 000ha has preserved the balance of the Orient forest (oak, hornbeam, spruce and Scots pine) and its three lakes. Swimming, fishing, scuba diving and sailing are all popular activities here. The lakes also attract many ..

  • 6 Basilica of St-Urbain Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. Vernier

    It was built between 1262 and 1286 under Pope Urbain IV (born in Troyes) on the site of his father's cobbler stall. It illustrates the 13C Gothic art of the Champagne region. Inside, the interesting point is the choir which was built in one session. ..

  • It is the oldest church in Troyes (12C), but later it was reconstructed. The chevet is decorated with large brightly coloured Renaissance windows. Beautiful Sainte Marthe with a moving expression, a work from the master of Chaource. On leaving the ch..

  • 8 St-Pantaléon's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    r. de la Synagogue

    It was built in the 16C, and arched with wood in the 17C. The light comes through its Renaissance grisaille windows, it has a winding balcony and a beautiful collection of statues which come from churches destroyed during the Revolution. Many of them..

  • 9 Musée de Vauluisant Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 r. de Vauluisant

    This 16C mansion has preserved its ceremonial room with its French-style ceiling. The building is nowadays home to Troyes Art Museum and the Museum of Hosiery.

  • 10 Troyes and Champagne History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    4 r. de Vauluisant

    This museum presents an overview of art in southern Champagne: sculptures, paintings and objets illustrate the famous Troyan school. 16C Troyan architecture and work on stained-glass windows are brought to light. Glass painted works (15C and 17C) by ..

  • 11 Chats Alley Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Its gabled- roofed houses are lose together that a cat can easily jump from one rooftop to another. This road has a totally medieval atmosphere. Notice the stone posts at the entrance to prevent wagons from hitting the walls, Like most of the other s..

  • 12 Alexandre-Israël Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This square, bordered with cafés, is dominated by the town hall's Louis XIII facade which displays,. the original revolutionary motto: "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité ou la Mort" above the portico.

  • 13 Champeaux Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Champeaux

    On this street, uncommonly wide for the 16C, the maison du Boulanger houses the Thibaud-de-Champagne Cultural Centre. Opposite, the Tourelle de l'Orfèvre, partly covered by a slate draughtboard, is held up by caryatids and a goat-footed statue. The 1..

  • 14 Marisy Mansion

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Charbonnet

    Built in 1531, this stone mansion is decorated with a delightful angled Renaissance turret.

  • 15 La Monnaie Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This street is lined with beautiful wood-panelled houses. At n° 34, hôtel de l'Election (16C); at n° 32-36, hôtel de la Croix d'Or, you find houses built in chequered stone.

  • 16 Chapelaines Mansion

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    55 r. de Turenne

    This mansion was built between 1524 and 1536, by a rich dyer. He was ennobled and his descendants became barons and marquis of Chapelaines. The mansion has beautiful Renaissance facade.

  • 17 Maison des Allemands

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Théodore-Bordier

    This half-timbered house, built in the 16C and decorated in the 18C, accommodated German merchants who came here to take part in fairs.

  • 18 Général-Saussier Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The former Rue du Temple offers a nice alignment of old houses. At n° 3, notice the beautiful brick house with its roof covered with flaked varnished tiles. This was the former dwelling of the Order of Malta Commander.

  • 19 Marché-au-Pain Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This shady square, formerly the Exchange square, where the moneychanger set their tables during the fairs, provide a beautiful view of Saint-Jean's church tower clock, which has the appearance of a minaret.

  • 20 Rue de la Cité

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Cité

    This street is located over the route of the former Roman road which joined Lyons with Boulogne and crossed the road from Paris to Troyes at a right angle. The nearby Rue du Paon is very calm and lined with half timbered houses. The former 18C genera..

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