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Troyes (Municipality, Haute-Corse, France)

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Flag of Troyes, as observed in 2004 - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 1 September 2020

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Presentation of Troyes

The municipality of Troyes (61,996 inhabitants in 2018; 1,320 ha) is located 150 km south-east of Paris.

Troyes was known in the Roman era as Augustobona Tricassium. Numerous roads intersected here. From the IVth century AD, the town was the seat of a bishopric. bishop Lupus (Loup) allegedely preserved the town from Attila by offering himself as hostage. The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, also called The Battle of Troyes, was fought nearby in 451 AD, between the Roman general Flavius Aetius and the Visigothic king Theodoric I against Attila.
In the early cathedral on the present site, Louis the Stammerer received in 878 the imperial crown from the hands of Pope John VIII. At the end of the 9th century, following depredations to the town by Normans, the counts of Champagne chose Troyes as their capital. Troyes would remained the capital of Champagne until the Revolution of the late 18th century.
During the Middle Ages, Troyes was an important trading town famous for its fair. The "troy" weight for gold derives from the standard of measurement that developed there. The great fire of 1524 destroyed much of the medieval town, although the city had numerous canals separating sections.

Olivier Touzeau, 1 September 2020

Flag of Troyes

The flag of Troyes, as observed in 2004, is white with the municipal logo. The logo was modified in 2004 (thinner font, smaller graphic part, supression of the words "Ville de"). There is no report yet of a flag with the amended logo.

Pascal Vagnat & Olivier Touzeau, 1 September 2020