An exciting history through the ages

The history and exceptional richness of the heritage of the city of Troyes are discovered step by step at the detour of the streets, squares, courtyards. Of all the cities in France that have preserved a wooden building, Troyes is certainly the one that has the most important heritage, the best preserved and valued in its heart.

Augustobona: a Gallo-Roman city
Archaeological excavations have made it possible to date the occupation of the site of Troyes to prehistory, but the first to have left tangible traces of their presence are the «Tricasses», a Gaulish tribe that accepted the Roman occupation in its capital, who then became Augustobona. The city already had a crossroads, close to the Seine and connected to the Agrippa route from Milan to Boulogne sur Mer.