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Sainte-Savine

Sainte-Savine is a city of 7.5 km², with a population of 10,500 called the “Saviniens”. It is adjacent to the towns of Saint-André, la Chapelle-Saint-Luc, la Rivière-de-corps, les Noës and it is located 2.6 km from the centre of Troyes. To the west of the agglomeration, it is accessible by the ring road and it is 7 km from the exit 20 – Torvilliers of the A5 highway from Paris.

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Starting point: Boulevard Victor-Hugo in Troyes (car park nearby).
From the hairdresser at 10 Boulevard Victor Hugo, take the street “rue Léon Couturat” signposted “voie sans issue” (“dead end”) and go as far as the footbridge between Troyes and Sainte-Savine over the railway line.
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Welcome to Sainte-Savine !

Sainte-Savine is a city of 7.5 km², with a population of 10,500 called the “Saviniens”. It is adjacent to the towns of Saint-André, la Chapelle-Saint-Luc, la Rivière-de-corps, les Noës and it is located 2.6 km from the centre of Troyes. To the west of the agglomeration, it is accessible by the ring road and it is 7 km from the exit 20 – Torvilliers of the A5 highway from Paris.

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What type of bridge does it remind you of?

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Turn right into the street “rue Bégand”, which is the name of a renowned street in the hosiery industry in the 19th and 20th centuries, well known to the inhabitants of Troyes.
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At number 12, what was the name of a former hosiery factory?

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Go back and continue along the street “rue Bégand” until you reach number 30.

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You are now standing in front of the old Mauchauffée factory. Push the small metal door on the side of the large gate and enter the spacious and superb courtyard of the factory surrounded by all its buildings. Admire one of the largest chimneys in the town’s hosiery industrial heritage, a vestige of the good times of hosiery in Troyes.

What distinctive signs did the factory owner want to use to personalise the building?

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Make a U-turn to take the street “rue Léon Couturat” on your left.
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You can enjoy the very nice view on the architecture, with characteristic roofs of the local textile factories called “sheds”.

Why this shape?

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At the end of the street, you arrive into the street “rue Courtalon”. Turn right, continue for 100 metres and turn left to discover the superb residences of the “Villa Courtalon” and those of the “Villa Moderne”.
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In this situation, what does the word “villa” refer to?

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How many fleur-de-lis on glazed brick do you see on the front of the house at number 4?

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Among these 4 building materials, what is the one that was not used in the construction of these beautiful houses?

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Go back to join the street “rue Rothier” on your right until you reach the “Villa Rothier” and its beautiful houses also decorated with coloured earthenware.
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Admire this atypical street of the city. There are also other beautiful architectural elements in this street. Continue your walk and look at these buildings.

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At which house number is there a beautiful wrought iron “marquise” with the date of construction of 1896 above it?

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Find the number of the house on which the names of the architect A. BELTIER and the contractor L. BOURBON are engraved on the façade.

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Go up to the end of this small bucolic and rural street and discover the monumental wooden gate and its wrought iron gates closing the street from Rue Voltaire.
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What street numbers do you see on Rue Voltaire?

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Look closely at the western façade and the statue above the entrance porch.

Which saint does it represent?

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What used to be in the car park behind the church?

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Cross in front of the church. You are in front of a pizzeria.
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The alley at the corner is named after a famous man, the founder of the association Emmaus in France. Like many other towns and cities, Sainte-Savine pays tribute to this man with strong convictions, known across the world, by dedicating a street to him.

What is the name of this man?

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Continue along this same street and then cross the avenue.
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There is an original creation next to the bookshop called “La petite marchande de prose”.

What is it?

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You are now arriving in front of the “Maison pour Tous” (“Home for all”). This building was the former town hall, and it is now dedicated to culture and entertainment with a beautiful auditorium. Have a look at its façade.
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What style is it?

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Tick 2 representations of the allegories mentioned that you can see on this superb façade.

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Now, cross the avenue Gallieni and take the street “rue Lamoricière” in front of you for about 200 metres.
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On your right, in the recess of a small green space, there is the “Maison de la Science” (“The Science House”).

Who is it dedicated to?

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On the other side of the street is the new town hall of Sainte-Savine. It has a graceful façade with its turret and its forebuilding.
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Can you find the function of this building in the 19th century from 1843 to 1880?

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What types of materials, placed alternately, creates a decorative effect?

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Go down this street and turn right into the street “rue Paul Doumer”, then turn left into the street “rue Paul Bert” and go down to the “Voie des Viennes” intersection.
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Don’t go too fast, something is watching you from the bottom of the allotment.

What is it?

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What do you see?

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What is the maximum diameter of the flowers of this tree, also known as the “large-flowered magnolia”?

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This square is named after a famous man from the city of Troyes…

What is his name?

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What organisation has settled in this building?

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At number 9, you can notice a large and beautiful villa.

What is the name of the structure that is housed in this building?

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