Nestled in Troyes, the Troyes Cathedral impresses you with its magnificent Gothic architectural design. The history of this cathedral can be traced back to the 4th Century and has seen a lot of destruction since then. Initially, this spot had an oratory in 4th Century which was rebuilt as a cathedral in the 9th Century. This cathedral was majorly destroyed during the attacks by Normans and again a Romanesque church was built here. This church was damaged by fire only to be rebuilt as the present Gothic cathedral. The church has been renovated many times since then and has stood the test of time. The interiors of Troyes Cathedral are adorned with stunning art and artifacts collected from over centuries and attracts many history, art and culture enthusiasts for visitation. This Roman Catholic place of worship has been listed as a national monument and is a popular tourist spot in Troyes.
Located on the Rue de Lac, this terrific lake enjoys beautiful sunsets, mild water sports and camping activities in the summer. The lake enjoys a tranquil spot, which is why jet-skis and motorboats are prohibited, while fishing and sailing are the activities visitors can engage in. The white sandy bank of the lake is perfect for families who wish to set camp and watch the sun go down. Canoes are available for a serene excursion on the lake as well.
Lac d'Amance is a picturesque lake occupying a vast area of 480 hectares (1186.11 acres) and forms a part of the Aube reservoir. One of the smallest lakes of the Great Lakes of the Seine, it flows through the municipalities of Radonvilliers and Dienville. Lac d'Amance remains popular as one of the famous boating spots close to Paris, apart from serving as a protected area considering the dwindling population of birds. Fishing, water skiing and jet-skiing are a few other recreational activities one can indulge in close to the lake.
A microcosm of the biodiversity of France, this park stretches over an area of 700 square kilometers (270.27 square miles), and is replete with diverse flora and fauna, including many species of birds that are drawn to the park's lakes and ponds. The terrain is equally diverse, featuring several lakes, woodlands, marinas and beaches. The park was established in 1970, and was quickly designated as a protected area. At present, hikers and nature-lovers will find plenty of trails to explore that are excellent for bird-watching.
The Arlette Gruss at the Chapiteau is an extravagant circus experience. Artists from world over come together to give you a plethora of acts which are death defying, magical and thought provoking. While the animal acts will leave you spell bound, it is the thrilling audio and flamboyant visuals that gives it an edge above the rest.