Located 45 km south of Troyes and 15 km Bar-sur-Seine, this large village has 700 inhabitants. The best view is from Essoyes Fontette: it embraces a glance the village in a valley surrounded by greenery. Tributary of the Seine, Ource cuts the town in two. A location away from major thoroughfares which calls for calm and rest.
We can talk about without mentioning Essoyes Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his son, Jean Renoir, the director, Pierre Renoir, actor, Claude Renoir, ceramist, all buried in the cemetery of the village. Essoyes is also the birthplace of famous men: Augustus Heriot, founder of the Grands Magasins du Louvre in the 19th century became the hero of the novel by Emile Zola "The Ladies' Paradise" and Louis Morel, sculptor, Renoir's hand.
To see in the village: the cultural center Renoir on the side of Renoir, the painter, the family castle Heriot and the cemetery are buried all Renoir Pierre-Auguste and his wife Aline and her 3 Charigot son, John, Peter and Claude and sculptor Louis Morel, Auguste Heriot.
The third weekend of May Essoyes organizes several years, the wine fair where about 50 wine from all over France to present their productions. The event attracts more and more people, especially the Belgians who love the region and good French wines.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Dawn is rich in historical places. Some towns and villages must-see:
Avalleur: Chapel of the Commandery of Knights Templar.
Brienne: Napoleon Museum.
Chaource: the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Entombment.
Chatillon-sur-Seine: Musée de la Dame de Vix.
Clairvaux Abbey founded by Bernard of Clairvaux in the 12th century.
Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, the village of General de Gaulle and the new Memorial.
Isle-Aumont: the church with three shrines. The mound Isle-Aumont harbored 4,000 years of history, it was still necessary that we be told. It is this work that the archaeologist Jean Scapula spent fifty years of his life.
Mussy: St Peter's Church BSc Links 13th century, the Museum of the Resistance.
The Riceys: This ancient walled city stands on a land of vineyards. Only common to have 3 Appellations of Origin Controlled (AOC) with Champagne, Coteaux Champenois and Rose Riceys.
Rumilly lès Vaudes: The 16th century manor house and the church of St. Martin in the same period.
Troyes, unquestionably beautiful city. Its historic center is full of old cobblestone streets and charming half-timbered houses often slightly askew. Troyes is a city rich in art beautiful churches with stained glass in museums, mansions.