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The old town of Troyes



Troyes is a couple of hours drive from Paris about 100 mile journey

Troyes is located on the Seine river in the Champagne-Ardenne region.

The old town centre has narrow streets. With wooden houses the upper levels stick out almost touching the houses across the street.

In the past if a fire started it would spread through the town very quickly.

You can find most of the old houses between the cathedral and the railway station. The town has 9 old churches and several museums. You can get a pass to most of the museum for 6 euros it gets you into them all bar one and is a good buy. Places to eat a review of the towns restaurants and prices. A local Map of the area


Troyes cathedral and one of the old houses in the town

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One of Troyes narrow streets

Troyes old street

To the east of Troyes heading towards Chaumont you can see a double barred cross of Lorraine in pink granite. It is 145ft tall it is near the village of Colombey Les Deux Eglises where General Charles de Gaulle is buried. You can see his home and museum.

Another place to visit in the area is Eperney where all the major champagne houses are located.

Troyes has some of the best designer-label clothes shops in France. If you go to the outskirts on Marques Avenue you will find factory shops selling designer-labels at low prices.

You can also buy a wide range of household goods. If you wont to stay in the area there is a good choice of Hotels these are the most popular. Or you can camp at Camping municipal. Which is 2 miles out of town on the road to Chalons

We stayed in a gite in a small village a few miles from the town. This is a good way to live like the locals and enjoy the French lifestyle.

It is also good value more so if several of you go together




Google street map of the town



Hotels in Troyes


Novotel Troyes

hotel in Troyes

The Novotel Troyes is a 3 star hotel, 10 minutes from popular factory outlets and close to the centre of town.

Offering 83 airconditioned rooms, a restaurant, a bar and 5 conference rooms for your meetings and seminars.

This 3 star hotel is equally suit. able for guests on a business trip or a visit to Troyes with your partner or family. Guests also enjoy the benefit of a private car park and a swimming pool.

Novotel Hotel Troyes



Hotel De la Poste

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The Best Western Hotel de la Poste, located in the city centre, is a charming one restaurant hotel.

The hotel is located a hundred meters from the pedestrian zone in the heart of the cultural, artistic and touristic centre of Troyes.

The hotel has a lounge/bar, breakfast for a nominal fee and private indoor parking for 10 EUR. The rooms include satellite television with canal plus, telephone, dataports, coffee maker, hairdryer, suites and rooms with whirlpools are available.

Hotel De La Poste Troyes

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Sports fans are also well catered for with volleyball, pétanque, tennis, table tennis and cycling all available onsite. Children have their own playground complete with a bouncy castle and there is a fantastic covered swimming pool set in the middle of a beautiful lawn, making Aiguille Creuse perfect for families with young children.

The real advantage of Aiguille Creuse is its location, only four miles from the shingle beaches on the Normandy coast. Here you’ll find breath-taking natural beauty with spectacular white chalk cliffs that dominate the coastline, stretching for over 120 kilometres

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