The already-posted reviews are on target. St. Urbain is well worth a visit, especially given it is right in the heart of the restaurant area of Troyes, When we were there last month, it was still undergoing structural renovation, but this does not detract much from the enjoyment of a lovely church. Named by Pope Urban IV after an early... 更多
Absolutely stunning exterior and interior! So beautiful and peaceful. It was really complimented by the beautiful old city surrounding.
This huge church was built by Pope Urban IV on the very site of his father's shoe-mending shop, and is big enough to be a cathedral... but in this case, the actual cathedral is a little further along the road and is even bigger. However, St Urban's basilica is wonderful and awe-inspiring, and has the most lovely old stained glass... 更多
The history of this Basilica is really tied up with the town. Read the general information about Pope Ubain IV outside as he founded this church and oversaw the design which is beautiful. Lovely flying buttresses and lace stone work. A must see. Information in both French and English.
The church surprises as the buttresses from the outside are thin and graceful. Impression confirmed in the interior as there is no triforium only huge clerestory windows with stained glass allowing coloured light to stream in. It's as if the walls have given way to frame the stained glass masterpieces.
The outside has many arches or flying buttresses and gargoyes used to drain rainwater. The inside stained glass is worth the viewing. They also have three bells on display. For the first time, someone was dusting away the cobwebs. Never really thought about it but it must be a task. He was using a long pole with a brush on... 更多
My wife and some friends from Holland drove down from Reims to tour the wonderful historic town of Troyes, and as soon as we ascended the elevator from the Cathedral parking lot, we were at the Basilique Saint-Urbain. This is a beautiful structure, inside and out. Though France is of course well known for its multiple historic churches, this has... 更多
This is one of many lovely churches in Troyes. It has a lot of history, wonderful architecture and stained glass windows that reflect beautifully inside - providing the sun is shining. The whole town of Troyes has interest and history so it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.