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Troyes, France

This weekend, we head to a nearby Town – Troyes.

Pronounced as – Tua ( as in Tuas without the S )

Troyes (French pronunciation: [tʁwa]) is a commune and the capital of the department of Aube in north-central France. It is located on the Seine river about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris. This area is known as the Champagne region of Northern France. Many half-timbered houses (mainly of the 16th century) survive in the old town. Troyes has been in existence since the Roman era, as Augustobona Tricassium, which stood at the hub of numerous highways, primarily the Via Agrippa.

Country France
Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
Department Aube
Arrondissement Troyes
Intercommunality Troyes
 • Mayor (2014–2020) François Baroin (UMP)
Area1 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population(2012)2 60,009
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 10387 / 10000
Elevation 100–126 m (328–413 ft)
(avg. 118 m or 387 ft)


This town is really awesome! It has at least 3 asian stores, a shopping street with H&M, Jennyfer and many other brands. Not to mention there is a electronics store Darty there as well.

We chance upon a Cathedral – Basilique Saint-Urbain at the streets. It really looks awesome and Gothic ! Guess we have more Cathedral to highlight!

READ:  Day Trip to Palace Versailles from Paris

Don is a Kiasu Singaporean that blogs his journey while exploring Europe. A Singapore Travel Blog that provides travel guides and tips on how to travel free and easy in Europe.


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