Surprise yourself, visit Troyes !
The gateway to Champagne and Burgundy – with history and mouth-watering gastronomy aplenty – Troyes is the perfect spot for a weekend break... If you wander through the streets of Troyes, you cannot help but notice the extraordinary collection of timber-framed houses from the Midle Ages an the Renaissance that punctuate the landscape. The city undoubtedly boasts one of the most stunning and extensive collections of buildings made from this construction. There are not one, not four, but 11 churches in Troyes. Take Sainte-Madeleine, with its magnificent rood screen, Saint-Pantaléon and its remarkable 16th-century statues, or the Saint-Urbain basilica and its radiant Gothic architecture. How about popping into the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul which boasts more than 1,500m² of stained glass, or the church of Saint-Nizier with its spectacular glazed roof-tiles?...Troyes has no shortage of stunning monuments...and stained-glass windows. Indeed, Troyes and the Aube département are home to the largest and most stunning collection of painted stained-glass windows in Europe (spanning 9,000m2). Culture vultures will get their fix at one of the city’s countless museums. Among them, the Vauluisant Museum of hosiery and Champagne art, Museum Saint-Loup (archaeology and fine arts), The City of Stained Glass, the Rashi House, and the House of Tools and Worker’s Thought (MOPO), with its wonderfully creative displays of 11,000 hand tools. Exhausted yet? That’s not all. The Museum of Modern Art and the Apothecary museum are set to reopen in 2020! The home of iconic fashion designers Lacoste and Petit Bateau, Troyes is also the European capital of shopping outlets, with more than 250 stores and 400 brands. Four million visitors take advantage of the huge discounts on offer each year, which range between 30% and 70% off. No trip to the Champagne city would be complete without sampling the famous andouilette of Troyes, Chaource cheese, the Prunelle de Troyes (local liqueur)...and champagne! Don’t miss the Chardonnay vineyards of Montgueux, just 10km out of the city. The Côte des Bar – 63 villages making up the world-famous appellation and encompassing a quarter of all champagne vineyards – is also just 30 minutes away. © D. Le Névé - Troyes Champagne Tourisme