Troyes facts for kids
|Area1||13.20 km2 (5.10 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,662.4/km2 (12,076/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||10387 /10000|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Troyes is a commune of France. It is the capital city of the Aube department in north-central France. It is on the Seine river about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris. It was briefly the capital of France in the early 15th century.
The name troy weight for gold derives from the standard of measurement which developed in Troyes.
Troyes has existed since Roman times. It was the capital of the Counts of Champagne.
The first Lord of Troyes was Gwain de Nantouillet in 884.
In 1417, the Duke of Burgandy and Isabeau of Bavaria, wife of Charles VI of France, planned to establish the capital of France at Troyes. This included a court, council, and parliament with comptroller's offices.
In 1419-1425, during the Hundred Years' War, Troyes was the center of the royal government.
- 878 – Louis the Stammerer is crowned King of France by Pope John VIII
- 884 – Gwain de Nantouillet is crowned Lord of Troyes by the king of France Charles the Fat
- 1262 – Pope Urban IV begins construction of church in honor of St Urban.
- 1285 – Philip the Fair confirms traditional privileges of the city
- 1420 – Treaty of Troyes
- 1429 – Joan of Arc and the Dauphin of France enter the city.
- 1524 – Fire destroyed much of the medieval city
Images for kids
Troyes altarpiece (detail) Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Troyes Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.