The city tours take you around one city for 2/3 days trip, from its fresh local products, fine cuisine and traditional recipes to its most famous monuments, you’ĺl know everything there is to know about the city.

Troyes is largely a 16th century city, with most of today’s buildings

and layout dating from what locals call the “beautiful 16th century”.

This pivotal era, spanning both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, has left a lasting legacy on Troyes as it is today.

rich mansions, ornate churches, secret courtyards…
Where a rich History has left its mark and charmingly demonstrates a second youth…

The city was ravaged by a great fire, but has been rebuilt to its original appearance, with buildings replacing their fire-damaged predecessors in exactly the same locations. The richest Troyens chose to build their homes from fire-resistant materials, and it is this decision that gives the city its marked contrast between poorer timber-framed dwellings and the stone-built mansions of the upper classes. This legacy has bestowed upon Troyes its unique identity.

The modern city is a direct descendant of its medieval predecessor, with its characteristic city centre in the shape of a champagne cork – a happy omen that predicted the meteoric rise of the local sparkling wine, grown in the immediate vicinity of Troyes, to world-renowned status.

Centuries-old city

Yet old towns and cities also have their drawbacks, and it is a status that is at once beneficial and restrictive. Troyes has been left to stew in its own juices for a long time, leading to dilapidation, discolouration and discomfort. At the end of the Second World War, a vast effort was required to rid the city of its so-called «unfit hovels» and slums.

Yet the sheer architectural quality of this ancient city brings it own set of duties and responsibilities. Such a beautiful city is duty-bound to conserve and protect its timeserved heritage for future generations. Just as Sisyphus was condemned to roll his rock endlessly up the mountain, so Troyes has a responsibility to make constant improvements to its city. There is always something that needs repairing or renovating.

The simple solution would have been to wipe the slate clean of the past and start afresh. However, in the 1960s, Troyes began to realise the undeniable value of its treasured heritage – a fact that had been largely ignored until then.

Troyens feel for their city

The need to preserve and restore the city is now accepted without question, and the renovation work conducted in recent decades has met with universal support. In fact, the pace of work has quickened in the last 20 years. A tell-tale sign of this support can be seen in the new-found pride that Troyens feel for their city, and their keenness to “show off ” its heritage to visitors, to exhibit its treasures and to reveal its secrets.

This venerable city is now living through its fourth golden age. In the 12th century, Troyes experienced rapid commercial and financial expansion, as well as an incredible intellectual and cultural explosion. In the 16th century, the city was an artistic hotbed, while the 19th century saw Troyes undergo an economic and industrial transformation, driven by the hosiery industry.

A hundred or perhaps a thousand years from now, historians may look back on the 21st century as a time when the city reconnected with its heritage and truly understood the value of its stunning architecture.

It is a resurrection.Troyes has not yet completed its transformation, but it is already a place of such stunning beauty.

Thus… Amaze yourself…

Imagine….Your flight just landed at Charles de Gaulle airport…you step out of the airport and feel the excitement of a vibrant city  filled with history, art, beauty and modern energy, your chauffeur and your tour guide are right there waiting for you with a warming welcome and about a few minutes after you stepped out of the airplane  you are comfortably seated in a luxury comfortable car and enjoying the city vibes through the car window.

The car just stopped in front of your luxury 5 stars hotel you just have to get down the car straight to your suite as your chauffeur took care of your luggage and your tour guide is taking care of checkin you in at reception desk. After that long flight maybe you’ll want to enjoy a spa or a massage, your tour guide just went ahead of your potential needs and has planned everything for you!

Now that you relaxed, it’s time for serious things, you’ll now be able to enjoy your first high-end cuisine dinner in France under Paris night lights.

After dinner, you can enjoy the hotel fancy bar and just get a good night of sleep in your luxury 5 stars hotel located in the Capital Golden triangle.

In the morning, you are awakened by this sweet smell of hot butter croissants and fresh coffee… you have time for yourself in the morning, maybe you’ll want to take a walk around your hotel or enjoy your time there. At noon, your car with your chauffeur and your tour guide will be ready, waiting for you outside your hotel to hit the road for Troyes for the program of the day : Each and every day during our tours we offer you to choose among several activities and before, during or after that cultural visit, we planned a basket full of regional specialities for you to  enjoy at lunch time. After the road and the cultural visit in Troyes, the car will take you to your 5 stars hotel in Troyes where your tour guide will take care of checking you in, you will then be ready to enjoy your first dinner in Troyes.

If you are curious to know more about this tour taking you to Paris and Troyes you can request our brochure for the Troyes TOUR reference #TOUR77 by filling out this form :


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