Troyes the capital of Aube
Shaped like a Champagne cork the town of Troyes reveals it’s past with its paved streets: half-timbered houses, Gothic churches and cathedrals.
Nowhere in France is there such a gathering of churches and buildings with wooden sides. It is indeed about an architecture completely related to its soil which testifies to the perfection of constructions with half-timberings
Aube is the cradle of the glass Master which founded the classified stained glasses of our churches; discover also the Champagne’s Cristalleries Royales crystal factories, the potteries of Armance, the squares of Chesley
If shopping is your thing then look no further…
A paradise for bargains and branded goods at low, low prices, you will be surprised by the number of factory shops in Aube’s capital.You have to get out into Troyes’ suburbs to take advantage of these whole villages of manufacturers’ shops.
This factory shop phenomenon is deeply rooted in the Troyes’ urban area and is a direct result of the city’s glorious textile past.Lacoste, Petit-Bateau, Absorba-Poron, only to mention the flagship brands of Troyes’ industry known throughout the world, started out in Troyes. Each year, two million visitors from all parts come here to take advantage of ends of lines that are far from being out of fashion!
With its land devoted to wine-growing and its picturesque villages, with its remarkable vineyards, vaulted cellars and typical ‘cadoles’, or vineyard huts, you will discover a region that is unique and full of passion.
In the care of enthusiastic and passionate wine growers, you will be initiated into the secrets of the Wine of Kings and taste a remarkable vintage. Full-bodied or smooth, delicate or complex, you will be enlightened into the mysteries of Champagne and champagne making.
Wake up your taste buds!
Explore Aube en Champagne via its food… a most time consuming project!
Anyone who is fond of both rustic and refined food will be delighted both by the quality of Aube’s cuisine and the variety of its specialities. Your break is designed to encourage a most pleasant quest, a hunt for edible treasures, innumerable treasures that you’ll love inhaling, tasting and enjoying. … Try the famous Brienne le Château sauerkraut, enjoy the famous Troyes “andouillette” or chitterling sausages, and finish your meal with some tasty Chaource cheese.
You will also discover that champagne complements Aube’s cuisine wonderfully well. In addition to champagne there are also some very good wines like the delicate Rosé des Riceys or sparkling Pays d’Othe cider. And to finish, a champagne marc or pear brandy, or a Troyes sloe gin liqueur.
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