Troyes is home to one of the most renowned pâtissier-chocolatiers in the world. Pascal Caffet has taken first place in a half dozen international pastry and chocolate competitions—he’s even been decorated by the French government for his cultural contribution. Caffet’s sleek, eponymous shop, 2 rue de la Monnaie (; tel. 03-25-73-35-73), captivates the eyes and anyone with a sweet tooth in equal measure.

Opposite the cathedral, Le Cellier St. Pierre, 1 pl. St. Pierre (; tel. 03-25-80-59-25), has been open since 1840 and is the oldest continuously running shop in Troyes. It’s also a distillery, where prunelle de Troyes, a prune-based liqueur, is still made and for sale along with dozens of wines in every price category.

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