Troyes is the ancient capital of the Champagne region in France. The leaning medieval half-timbered houses and churches of Troyes all ooze charm, and with the town offering top quality museums and shopping outlets, it’s a gem not to be missed. It’s also a great place to try the regional speciality of andouillette, which is a type of sausage!
The city is filled with magnificent churches which are open to the public, including the high-naved St-Pantaléon on rue de Vauluisant, Troyes’ oldest church, twelfth-century Ste-Madeleine and St-Jean-au-Marché, the church where Henry V of England married Catherine of France.
The train station Gare de Troyes offers connections to Paris, Dijon, Mulhouse and several regional destinations.
By car, Troyes is at the junction of the motorways A5 (Paris – Troyes – Langres) and A26 (Calais – Reims – Troyes).
By air, the nearest airport is Troyes – Barberey Airport, which is a small regional airport.