Maison de Rhodes
- At a Glance
- Our Review
Dazzling 16th century mansion in medieval Troyes
The Gothic spires and splendours of medieval Troyes await outside the doors of Maison de Rhodes, a renovated 16th century mansion, once owned by the Knights Templar and now transformed into an architecturally dazzling place to stay.
Know It All
Hit the spot
In the heart of medieval Troyes.
Come here for...
● A time-travel treat – minimalist rooms in a medieval setting. ● Courtyard courting. ● The winding streets and spires of Troyes on the doorstep.
There is a pretty courtyard garden for summer breakfasts and evening tipples. A pool and spa will be added soon.
Good to know
Many rooms have baths only – so no showers.
11 rooms, three suites.
Beautifully renovated, modern-minimalist rooms come with exposed beams, period fireplaces and wood floors. Huge beds are dressed in crisp white linen, while bathtubs are designed to make soaking a double act.
We loved the mansard-style Eveché room – just watch the low beams.
Eat & Drink
Ivory walls, high beams and candlelight make Maison de Rhodes’ La Commanderie dining room a dreamy setting for dinner à deux. The theme is traditional French country cooking – expect simple yet appetising menus using regional and seasonal ingredients.
Classic French dishes are home cooking turned gastro winners: try the bouef bourgignon or local chaource cheese (a creamier cousin of Camemebert), inventively served as a starter. Drinks in the courtyard makes a great start on a warm evening.
Breakfast (charged at EUR 17) is served until 10am. You can have breakfast in the courtyard in the summer.
Available on request.
See & Do
The old centre of Troyes is a historic gem. La Maison de Rhodes started life as a 12th Century base for the swashbuckling Knights Templar, and with 11 ancient churches and a magnificent cathedral there’s a distinct Da Vinci code feel to the old town. The musuem of fine and modern art museum is also a don’t-miss.
Troyes also lies at the heart of Champagne country. Sample the goods at a score of vineyards – preferably in or around the champagne-producing temples of Reims and Epernay.
Late October/Early November
Troyes rocks to the beat of live music during the aptly named Nuits de Champagne festival. Ward off the autumnal chill with some live jazz, rock and R&B.
Taste some of the region’s best food and wines at the Bien Vivre Cullinary Expo.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 176 - 298Check In
11:00Minimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Welcome, at EUR 25 a night.Wedding License?
Rue Linard Gonthier, 10000 TroyesParking
Private guest parking is available at EUR 15.Trains
Troyes station – ten minutes walk.Taxis
EUR 10 from the station.Airport
Troyes – 4km, or Paris Orly – 150km