Troyes

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Old houses in Troyes, France

Troyes is a municipality and the capital of Aube, in northern central France. Troyes is located on the River Seine.

Troyes has stood there since the Roman Empire, to whom it was known as Augustobona Tricassium. Many of the wooden houses of the sixteenth century have survived in the old town.

The city sits in the middle of a tangle of major roads, including the Via Agrippa, leading north to Reims and south to Langres.

It may have taken several centuries before the city has become a major center of trade. In later years of the Empire, it was called Tricassium, which derives its name and the French Trois (wood).

In the fourth century, bishop Lupus, whose headquarters were located here, saved the city from Atilla, offering himself as a hostage.

At the end of the ninth century, the Counts of Champagne had chosen it for their capital city, and Troyes continues to perform this function until the beginning of the French Revolution. When in 1285 Champagne was annexed to the royal territory, Troyes retained many of its privileges.

In 1417, after Troyes failed to become the capital of France, in the city was established a judicial and parliamentary institution.

In Troyes, we can see many interesting objects, buildings and places associated with key moments of French heritage.

In the Salle du Conseil is still kept intact the marble medallion of Loui XIV.

The Museum of Modern Art is one of the most visited museums in the city of Troyes. Interest among fans of ancient history museums wake Champagne-Ardenne. There can be seen very valuable artifacts that reveal the details of the lives of Frenchmen in this area during different eras.

The museum of Fine Arts Saint-oup) is a place where regular exhibitions are held for interesting talented artists.

Among the most visited churches in Troyes is the cathedral Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul also interesting is the architecture of the church Saint-Nizier, which is decorated in the Gothic and Renaissance style and is adorned with magnificent sculptures.

At Troyes there are many temples that are worth closer examination. Among them is the Gothic Basilica of Saint-Urbain, built in the thirteenth century and featuring unconventional at the time roof with polished tiles.

The Church of Sainte-Madeleine is decorated with statues of Saint Martha. Many believers think it helps them in life.

Attraction for tourists is the Gothic church of Saint-Nicolas, which was built in the sixteenth century. It is decorated with sculptures of David and Isaiah. The beautiful sculptures are the work of François Gentil.

With its many statues is also known the church of Saint-Pantaléon, which was built in the sixteenth century. Often photographed by tourists is the church of Saint Remy, which features a 60 m high tower.

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