Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul
Musée d’Art Moderne
Housed in a 16th- to 18th-century bishop’s palace, this place owes its existence to all those crocodile-logo shirts, whose global...
Hôtel du Chaudron
One of the founders of the Canadian city of Montréal, Paul Chomeday de Maisonneuve (1612–76), once lived in the Hôtel de Chaudron.
Apothicairerie de l’Hôtel-Dieu-le-Comte
If you come down with an old-fashioned malady – scurvy, perhaps, or unbalanced humours – the place to go is this fully outfitted,...
A convivial neighbourhood bar that draws an arty crowd, including students. The house speciality is rhum arrangé (fruit-infused rum)....
Midi O Halles
Whatever is fresh at the market that day lands on plates at this contemporary brick-walled bistro-café. Appetising no-nonsense plats du...
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Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul information
All at once imposing and delicate with its filigree stonework, Troyes' cathedral is a stellar example of champenois Gothic architecture. The flamboyant west façade dates from the mid-1500s, while the 114m-long interior is illuminated by a spectacular series of 180 stained-glass windows (13th to 17th centuries) that shine like jewels when it’s sunny. Also notable is fantastical baroque organ (1730s) sporting musical putti (cherubs), and a tiny treasury (open July and August only) with enamels from the Meuse Valley.
Back in 1429, Joan of Arc and Charles VII stopped off here on their way to his coronation in Reims.