Wandering through the Medieval City of Troyes in France

Troyes is out of the radar for many people and the ones who’ve heard the name seems to automatically think of it for its outlet stores. It’s too bad for them because they are truly missing out!

Troyes historical city center has a Medieval look and a distinctive architecture. Charming, romantic, quiet, it conquered my heart way too easily! Do I really need to mention that it is in the Champagne region? 😉

 

Visit of Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

 

There are many things to do and see in Troyes but I think that the best is simply to wander through the small cobbled streets, admire the timber frame houses, and just generally enjoy the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere of the city.

Here are just a few pictures in case you need convincing 😉

Timber frame houses in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Detail of Gothic church windows in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

The Medieval Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

View of Troyes, France from stained glass - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Strolling through Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

The city of Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

An Angel face in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Sans complexe in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Beautiful medieval Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Architectural detail Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Above and below: La Maison de l’Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière

Staircase in the Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

A door in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Renovation needed! Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

The preservation and restauration of such an architectural heritage is no piece of cake! 

Cobbled street in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Fancy architectural detail in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

L'Atelier in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

Wood carving detail - Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

 


 

The Technical bits: 

 

Map of the Vauluisant quarter in Troyes, France - roadtripsaroundtheworld.com

 

The Troyes city official website: http://en.tourisme-troyes.com

If there is one thing that you might not want to miss it is the Saint Madeleine church and its incredibly detailed rood screen. Check it out here.

It is rare to see such a multi colored city, such a diversified, yet uniform and well preserved heritage in such a lovely atmosphere, don’t miss Troyes!

Next on your trip: Provins!!

 


 

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