It’s Sunday and the bells are calling out, from the town, inviting their congregations to prayer, so today we’ll visit the ancient town of Troyes.
The sun is shining and the forecast is good. We walked out of the campsite, across the Seine and into a different century.
The architecture and use of the wattle and daub buildings in 21st Century life was impressive. There are gothic churches and an amazing cathedral, there are modern building slotted in between ancient ones and the ‘Ruelle des Chats’ (Street of Cats) had buildings built so close to each other that they were overlapping and cats were able to walk from one roof top to another. Every corner we turned brought another view of 11th century life and leaning buildings which looked like they were held upright by a wing and a prayer.
There is a lot of work going on around the town with ultra modern water features and pedestrian areas aimed to enhance the visitors experience of the town.
We returned to the campsite at about 2pm in time for a couple of beers and an afternoon lying in the sun, this is the life.