What to do and see in Troyes, France: The Best Places and Tips

July 14, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Troyes in France, from Europe region, is best know for Sacred & Religious Sites. Discover best things to do in Troyes with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Troyes

1. Eglise Ste-Madeleine

rue de la Madeleine, Troyes, France +33 3 25 73 82 90
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 313 reviews

Eglise Ste-Madeleine

Reviewed By Bufoid - Istanbul, Turkey

Definitely worth stopping by this church to see the architecture and stained glass windows. There are explanations in English about the different glass window panels, which definitely contributes to better understanding of their historical significance! There's also a lovely peaceful garden beside the church that make for a delightful overall visit!

2. Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere

7 rue de la Trinite, 10000, Troyes, France +33 3 25 73 28 26
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere

Created by Paul Feller s.J., A forward-looking Jesuit priest, the MOPO is dedicated to the passing on of knowledge and the promotion of apprenticeship. The museum boasts a collection of more than 10 000 tools distributed across 61 display cases in a remarkable scenography. At least as many beautiful tools are carefully stored in the museum's reserves. The contemporary power of the scenography adds to the story and power of each tool, painstakingly brought back to life. A place dedicated to the passing on of knowledge The 10 000 tools on show at the MOPO are unique witnesses of the intergenerational transfer of craftsmen. They invite the visitor to embark on a historic journey and are key to understanding trades today. A unique example in its kind, the MOPO is an open window on past and present trades, for all those who are interested in craft trades as well as in industrial technologies, in history as well as in trades. Through a rich programme constantly renewed, the MOPO highlights craftsmen and craftswomen, emphasising their knowledge, expertise and life-skills.

Reviewed By Garry M - Lichfield, United Kingdom

Exhibition gives you a real feel for the craftmanship that existing in Troyes over the centuries with an incredible display of tools and equipment it is amazing that thye have such a vast amount.
The display is over 3 floors and if your interested in the old ways of manufacture well worth a visit

3. Le Coeur de Troyes

Quai de Dampierre, 10000, Troyes, France
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Le Coeur de Troyes

Reviewed By CeeEst - Utrecht, The Netherlands

Not much of a big issue this piece of art but nice to walk around and look at the close area there. Nicely made, indeed.

4. Cathedrale St Pierre St Paul

Pl. St-Pierre, Troyes, France +33 3 25 76 98 18
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 593 reviews

Cathedrale St Pierre St Paul

Reviewed By NorthEastMe999 - North East

Yet another French stunner with magnificent stained glass, lofty roof, and a gorgeous setting in a renovated square. A great place to visit in a gem of a city.

5. Musee D'art Moderne

Palais Episcopal | pl. St-Pierre, Troyes, France +33 3 25 76 26 80
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Musee D'art Moderne

Reviewed By dinahb - Guildford, United Kingdom

Well worth visiting as it has some interesting works and was not crowded, at least when we visited. The building and Gardens are also interesting.

6. Ruelle des Chats

Ruelle des Chats, Troyes, France
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Ruelle des Chats

Reviewed By Carole M

No cats here, just lots of pigeons and their droppings. Troyes is charming - the architecture is beautiful with the half-timbered houses and the many beautiful churches including Saint Pierre er Saint Paul Cathedral and Sainte Madeleine Church. Skip the Ruelle des Chats and hang out in one of Troyes' outdoor cafes instead.

7. Basilique Saint-Urbain

Pl. Vernier, Troyes, France +33 3 25 73 37 13
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Basilique Saint-Urbain

Reviewed By Jmahg - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

The history of this Basilica is really tied up with the town. Read the general information about Pope Ubain IV outside as he founded this church and oversaw the design which is beautiful. Lovely flying buttresses and lace stone work. A must see. Information in both French and English.

8. Apothicairerie de l'hotel Dieu le Conte

Quai des Comtes de Champagne, Troyes, France +33 3 25 76 26 80
Excellent
50%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Apothicairerie de l'hotel Dieu le Conte

Reviewed By Aipalovik - Brussels, Belgium

Given the current interest in "natural medicines", it can be an eye-opener to consider the ghastly recipes our ancestors would readily absorb to cure their illnesses. I guess it's like homeopathy: a combination of inefffective potions and the placebo effect can still cure 50% of diseases, if they don't end up killing you.
My only advice is to display some of the samples of water-lillies, mastic and crayfish eyes in glass bottles rather than in discoloured plastic boxes. Otherwise the exhibition is quite comprehensive.

9. McArthurGlen Troyes

Voie du Bois | Pont Sainte Marie, 10150, Troyes, France +33 3 25 70 47 10
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 739 reviews

McArthurGlen Troyes

Find your favourite designer brands at reduced prices, all year round. Our beautiful setting close to Troyes centre, with cafes and restaurants, children's play area, free parking and more than 110 boutiques, we have something for everyone.

Reviewed By AllanJGJ - Wellington, New Zealand

Yes, there's lots of shops here, but I suspect the prices are nothing special. And frankly it's has a rather desolate feel to it with a huge circle of shops and large numbers of cars in the middle. It has nothing on the open-air shopping 'villages' in the States or other western countries. You should note that there's very few eating options. But if shopping's your thing fill your boots.

10. Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon

Rue de Vauluisant, 10000, Troyes, France
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon

Reviewed By patandmaryjo - Portland, Oregon

This church took us by surprise as we entered, filled with bigger-than-life religious statues. It is more museum than church, with a collection of about 60 works collected from Champagne churches destroyed during the Revolution. It's a little out of the center but worth seeking out. I was enchanted with a sculpture of Ste-Barbe (St. Barbara) whose impudent glance showed the spunk Lou Grant would have hated!

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