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Many half-timbered houses (mainly of the 16th century) survive in the old town.
* Hôtels Particuliers (palaces) of the old town : Hôtel de Marisy, Hôtel du Lion Noir...
* The Hôtel de Ville, Place Alexandre Israël, is an urbane example of the style Louis XIII. On the central corps de logis which contains the main reception rooms, its cornice is rhythmically broken forward over paired Corinthian columns which are supported below by strong clustered pilasters. Above the entrance door the statue of Louis XIV was pulled out of its niche and smashed in 1793, during the Reign of Terror at the height of the French Revolution; it was replaced in the nineteenth century with the present Helmeted Minerva and the device in its original form, now rare to see "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, ou la Mort"
In the Salle du Conseil (Council Chamber) a marble medallion of Louis XIV (1690) by François Girardon, born at Troyes, survived unscathed.

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Troyes is in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France.

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  • Pulp sandwitches, 74 r Urbain IV 10000 TROYES (in the center of Troyes), +33 3 25 42 95 39. A homemade burger restaurent mainly frequented by studients of Troyes. Only french speaking. Burger and french fries with soda around 10€.

In Sainte-Maure (9 km north)

  • Auberge de Sainte Maure, 99, route de Méry (on the D78), 03 25 76 90 41 (), [1]. Closed Sunday evening and Monday. Country inn with a clear dining room, and a terrace along the river for the summer. Fine cooking (gâteau de pied de cochon, ris d'agneau aux épices douces). Beautiful wine list. They also have three rooms. 2-course meal with wine €70.

In Bar-sur-Seine (32 km southeast)

  • Hôtel restaurant du commerce, (in the center), 03 25 86 36. A good brasserie, frequented by locals. Two-courses meal with wine €20.



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