This commune covers an area of 11.7km² and has 410 inhabitants who are known as ‘Bénédictins’. It is located 14km north of Troyes. Reached via the D15 or the D78, it is 9 minutes from junction 22 (Charmont-sous-Barbuise) of the A26 between Calais and Troyes.
Farmhouses, fields and the Seine give this village in the Champagne Crayeuse region its rural feel. It is a thriving community.
The church of Saint-Benoit dates from the 11th century and is the origin of the village’s name. Until the 11th century it was called Thurcy, but the Bishop of Troyes gave it to the Abbey of Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire. The village was renamed and the church, which was built in the Romanesque period, was dedicated to St Benedict. Today, the nave and doorway are Romanesque, whilst the apse and transepts are 16th-century. It retains several items of church furnishing that are classified as historic monuments, including a limestone statue of St Benedict dating from the 16th century, a 17th-century oak sculpture of St Anne, and the painted and gilded oak tabernacle and reredos dating from the 17th century.
The church is situated above the main road and the First World War memorial is located below it.