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You may be looking to learn even more about a particular aspect of the historical capital of the Champagne region. A range of specific visits is on offer to reveal the history and architectural treasures of this supremely authentic city.
 

The birth of the Order of the Templars

Troyes, spiritual home of the Templars

Visit to the Saint Pierre and Saint Paul Cathedral (12th Century) that in 1129 played host to the Council of Troyes, which officialised the Order of the Templars and the exteriors of the former Commandery of the Temple. Explanation of the role and presence of the Templars in Troyes during the Champagne Fairs.

The Jewish quarter

In the steps of Rachi

Account of the life and works of the renowned rabbi Rachi (1040-1105). Discovery of the former and the new Jewish quarters in Troyes.

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Discover the synagogue and the House of Rachi of Troyes, a cultural location of Jewish significance, containing the restored oratory and Beth Hamidrach (school) that evoke the life of Rachi in the 11th Century.

His works, which are still studied today, are recognised as universal references by Jews

Troyes in the 19th Century

When the magic of the 19th Century brought out the beauty of a Renaissance 

The industrial and hosiery heritage of the 19th Century

An introductory tour on Belle Époque art (1871-1914), which was used to embellish gardens, squares and public monuments....elegant statues and decorative ornaments inspired by nature.

Additional 1.5-hour visit: Hosiery in Troyes

Guided tour of the Hosiery Museum, which houses knitting machines, hosiery items from the 19th Century and precious testimonials about the daily lives of hosiery workers.

Troyes today

Troyes, 10 centuries of love and romance

Since time began, the city has been considered the City of Love. Knights proclaimed their love for their beloveds and royalty were married here, such as Louis X the Headstrong or Catherine of France. Discover these poetic locations that have made Troyes the capital of romance since time immemorial.

Troyes in the Belle Époque period

Troyes in the Belle Époque period

An introductory tour on Belle Époque art (1871-1914), which was used to embellish gardens, squares and public monuments....elegant statues and decorative ornaments inspired by nature.
 

Tour length: 1.5 hours