Sites & cities that bear the name of Troyes


Today in : France
First trace of activity : 27 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Αυγουστομανα, Αυγουστοβονα, Augustobona, Augustobonam, Augustoboua, Trecæ, Civitas Tricassium, Tricassa, Trecassis, Trecassium civitas, Urbs Trecassina, Trecassense oppidum, Augusta Tricorum, Treci, Treche, Troies, Troys, Troyes-sur-Seine

Description : Troyes (French pronunciation: (About this soundlisten)) is a commune and the capital of the department of Aube in the Grand Est region of north-central France. It is located on the Seine river about 140 km (87 mi) south-east of Paris. Troyes is situated within the Champagne wine region and is near to the Orient Forest Regional Natural Park. Troyes had a population of 61,996 inhabitants in 2018 and is the center of the agglomeration community Troyes Champagne Métropole which was home to 170,145 inhabitants. Troyes has been in existence since the Roman era, then known as Augustobona Tricassium, which stood at the hub of numerous highways, primarily the Via Agrippa.The city has a rich historical past, from the Tricasse tribe to the liberation of the city on August 25, 1944 during the Second World War, including the Battle of the Catalauniques Plains, the Council of Troyes, the marriage of Henri V and Catherine of France and the Champagne fairs for which merchants came from all over the Christendom. From there the city takes its rich architectural and urban heritage with many buildings protected as historical monuments, including the half-timbered houses (mainly of the 16th century) who survived in the old town and have allowed Troyes to be designated City of Art and History. Textiles, developed from the 18th century onwards, was one of the historical assets of Troyes' economy until the 1960s. Today, Troyes is the European capital of factory outlets and trading thanks to its three brand centers.

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