A stopover in Troyes, France


Bonjour beautiful people! In our last trip to Burgundy we made a stopover in Troyes , an adorable and charming medieval French town, about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris and about 3:30 by car (A34) from Luxembourg. We have visited the city before and it is always a pleasure to walk around the old town appreciating the different and beautiful half-timbered  houses (mainly of the 16th century).

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Troyes’ most picturesque street, the Alley of the Cats,  looks today much as it did in the thirteenth century, barely seven feet wide, with housetops leaning against each other. Legend has it that Rue des Chats is so-named because the roofs and lofts are so close together that cats can jump across from one side of the street to the other.

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Ruelle des Chats
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Ruelle des Chats

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Maison de l’Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere

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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul

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Basilique Saint-Urbain

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Cite du Vitrail
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Cite du Vitrail

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Take a time to sit and have a little chat with “Lili – a bronze sculpture by Andras Lapis”.

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Troyes at Wikipedia

Troyes at Tripadvisor

The City of stained glass website

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