Troyes


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Troyes

 (trwä)
A city of northeast France on the Seine River east-southeast of Paris. A pre-Roman town, it was a prosperous commercial center in the Middle Ages and was noted for its annual fairs, which set standards of weights and measures for much of Europe.
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Troyes

(French trwa)
n
(Placename) an industrial city in NE France: became prosperous through its great fairs in the early Middle Ages. Pop: 63 044 (2006)
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Troyes

(trwɑ)

n.
a city in NE France, on the Seine. 64,769.
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He was often heard to say, "I saw the Louvre emerge from its rubbish; I saw the birth of the place du Chatelet, the quai aux Fleurs and the Markets." He and his brother, both born at Troyes, were sent in youth to serve their apprenticeship in a government office.
Other poets followed, chief among them the delightful Chretien of Troyes, all writing mostly of the exploits of single knights at Arthur's court, which they made over, probably, from scattering tales of Welsh and Breton mythology.
What put the "whole population of Paris in commotion," as Jehan de Troyes expresses it, on the sixth of January, was the double solemnity, united from time immemorial, of the Epiphany and the Feast of Fools.
FOOTBALL TROYES v DIJON 5.30pm TROYES are just one point above the relegation playoff place in the French top flight but they can boost their chances of avoiding the drop with a victory over Dijon, writes Joe Champion.
From Plato to Lancelot; a preface to Chretien de Troyes.
ANYONE who witnessed Leeds' complacent approach to their last European away trip could forgivably want to steer clear of odds of 11-8 about David O'Leary's men in Troyes tonight.