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The Troyes Exhibition Centre was designed in the 60's, remodelled in the 80's and totally renovated in 2009. The Centre is managed by Troyes Expo and has now imposed itself as one of the most modern and versatile centres in France.
The Centre is situated in the heart of the city, in 6 hectares of land. It now has a total surface area of 21,000 m², of which 7,500 m² are covered. There are 3 Halls measuring 1,500 m², as well as a multi-functional Hall of 3,370 m² known as "The Cube" and which has a maximum capacity of up to 6,500 people. The Centre has become the hub for exchanges and events for the entire region, offering a structure that is perfectly adapted and designed for hosting a very wide range of types of event.
Troyes is situated on the river Seine, 160 km east of Paris, in the very heart of the Champagne region. The city's remarkable heritage and history have been well-preserved, with the city centre on 53 hectares of protected land. Between shopping, history and good living, the "city of a thousand colours" has half-timbered houses and old-fashioned cobbled streets, offering you all the charm of a Mediaeval setting. Troyes is a unique city, the home of the Knights Templar and the historic capital of the Counts of Champagne, as well as being the only city in the world that is in the shape of... a Champagne cork!
Troyes will amaze you with its wealth of sacred art. The city's nine churches bear witness to the remarkable strength of the religious fervour that dominated in the 12th to 16th centuries, and care is taken to restore and promote this listed architectural heritage. Troyes is also a place of tradition in the fields of art and craft professions. The "Mémoire du Verre", maintaining the art of glass staining, is one of the most admirable art forms that Mediaeval artists passed down, and is the origin of the city's nickname, "the Holy City of Stained Glass". In Troyes, there are eight museums with original collections, ranging from archaeology to fine art, via popular traditions. All will delight and amaze you with equal force.
The "factory shop outlets" phenomenon originated in Troyes, in the 1960s. Today, these outlets have spread out over 100,000sqm and feature more than 250 boutiques. The city has become the European capital for factory shops and brand centres for clothes and accessories. Its economy is based on several important sectors, such as the textile industry and its production, with the development of hosiery in the 19th century, today represented by famous brands such as Petit Bateau and Lacoste. The metal-working industry is also well-represented, as is the food industry, without forgetting logistics and packaging, which joined forces in 1992 to create a major pole known as "Packaging Valley".
See Troyes - Exhibition Centre's Website In earlier times, Troyes was a crossroads for population migrations and was also famous as the city of the Champagne Fair in the Middle Ages, from as early as the 12th century, fairs that were famous all over the western world until the 14th century. In addition to the 3.5 million visitors brought in by the factory shops, every year Troyes attracts "aficionados" of the Art of Good Living. From rustic style to high refinement, from country to urban, the symphony of typical Troyes and Champagne region specialties titillates the taste buds of all lovers of good food - traditional "andouillettes", Chaource cheese, the unique Riceys rosé, chocolate... and how can we talk of gastronomy without mentioning the region's world-renowned vineyards, sparkling with Champagnes!
The city of Troyes is in an enviable geographical location, allowing easy access to Paris and the east, including neighbouring countries such as Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland. The Troyes Exhibition Centre is situated in the very heart of the city, just 1h30 from Paris by motorway or train. To reach Troyes by air, you must use the airport of Paris-Vatry, located some 30 minutes from the city centre. Flights using charter-planes are also possible through the Troyes-Barberey aerodrome.