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Troyes is a city located in the Champagne-Ardenne region of north-central France. It is also the capital of the Aube department. The city lies on the Seine river and is about 93 miles southeast of Paris. The city centre is famously shaped like a Champagne cork—simply a coincidence, as Troyes lies at the heart of the Champagne region of France, where the eponymous sparkling wine is produced.
Troyes was the seat of a bishop from the fourth century though it was several centuries before it gained importance as a medieval centre of commerce. At the end of the ninth century the counts of Champagne chose Troyes as their capital where it remained until the Revolution. During the Middle Ages it was an important trading town with the revival of long-distance trade and new extension of coinage and credit being the real engines that drove its economy. The great fire of 1524 destroyed much of the medieval city, in spite of the city's numerous canals, but many of its half-timbered houses have still survived in the old town.