Troyes is the timbered-framed city and it is very known for its collections of buildings with vertical, horizontal, or diagonal stripes. Multi-coloured and picturesque they attract many tourists each year.
The historic center of old Troyes will transport you to a different era, the medieval quarter is very large and that’s because there are two districts: The Cite where the nobility and clergy had their residence and the Bourg for the merchants and hoi polloi. Dawdling from shop to shop is almost an all day activity.
Hotel de Mauroy is a joyous Renaissance mansion and one Troyes’ loveliest sights. It is home to the largest tool museum in the world. You can see there the hand-crafted masterpieces created by the Compagnons du Devoirs.
In addition to being a paradise for bargain hunters, Troyes can boast about being a beautiful city with an important cultural heritage.
Access by train
The train station is 5 minutes walk from the town center. The average journey time by train between London and Troyes is 5 hours and 25 minutes, with around 10 trains per day. The tourist office is just outside the train station so you can get a free street map as soon as you arrive.
Access by bus
Barberey Airport or Aéroport de Troyes - Barberey is an airport located 2 km northwest of Troyes.
How to get around Troyes ?
You can easily get around Troyes by walking, but if you wish you can also rent a bike and take the public transport.