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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

troyes cathedral picture

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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

hotel poste Troyes picture

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

Places to stay


Holiday Home Brittany


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SHORT BREAKS are available, including in July and August, minimum 4 nights.

Le Pressoir is a fully restored 200 year old thatched Breton cottage with the traditional ridge of flowers including irises. Exquisite and attractive it has breathtaking views, colourful flower borders and lots of character inside.

A magnificent setting beside the River Blavet with glorious views of the entire valley. Several superb sandy beaches within 20-30 minutes' drive. Private heated swimming pool with security alarm installed & discreet fence to ensure child safety. Set in 3 acres of gardens. Free WiFi available for guests.


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