Troyes

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Troyes

Coordinates: 48°17′59″N 4°04′45″E / 48.2997°N 4.07917°E / 48.2997; 4.07917


Troyes (French pronunciation: [tʁwa]) is a commune, the capital of the Aube department in north-central France and is located on the Seine river. It is about 150 km (93 mi) southeast of Paris. The inhabitants of the commune are called Troyens.

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History

Troyes has been in existence since the Roman era, as Augustobona Tricassium, which stood at the hub of numerous highways, primarily the Via Agrippa which led north to Reims and south to Langres and eventually to Milan;[1] other Roman routes from Troyes led to Poitiers, Autun and Orléans.[2] It was the civitas of the Tricasses,[3] who had been separated by Augustus from the Senones. Of the Gallo-Roman city of the early Empire, some scattered remains have been found, but no public monuments, other than traces of an aqueduct. By the Late Empire the settlement was reduced in extent, and referred to as Tricassium or Tricassae, the origin of French Troyes ("three").

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