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, wood-panelled pharmacy from 1721. Rare majolica and earthenware pharmaceutical jars share shelf space with decorative pill boxes and bronze mortars.

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Nearby Troyes attractions

1. La Cité du Vitrail

0.03 MILES

Housed in the barn of the 18th-century Hôtel-Dieu-le-Comte, this free museum dazzles with 25 works of stained glass reaching from the 12th to the 21st…

2. Basilique St-Urbain


Begun in 1262 by the Troyes-born Pope Urban IV, whose father’s shoemaker shop once stood on this spot, this church is exuberantly Gothic both inside and…

3. Hôtel du Chaudron

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One of the founders of the Canadian city of Montréal, Paul Chomeday de Maisonneuve (1612–76), once lived in the Hôtel du Chaudron.

4. Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul

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All at once imposing and delicate with its filigree stonework, Troyes' cathedral is a stellar example of champenoise Gothic architecture. The flamboyant…

5. Musée d’Art Moderne

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Housed in a 16th- to 18th-century bishop’s palace, this place owes its existence to all those crocodile-logo shirts, whose global success allowed Lacoste…

6. WWII Memorial

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This memorial pays homage to those who fought and died in WWII.

7. 16th-Century Troyes

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Half-timbered houses – some with lurching walls and floors that aren’t quite level – line many streets in the old city, rebuilt after a devastating fire…

8. Ruelle des Chats

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Off rue Champeaux (between Nos 30 and 32), a stroll along tiny ruelle des Chats (Alley of the Cats), as dark and narrow as it was four centuries ago – the…