Troyes’ association with clothing dates back to 12th century
Troyes Designer Outlet is the first of McArthurGlen’s discount outlet malls in France, having opened in 1995. It’s not surprising that McArthurGlen chose this city as the location for their designer outlet as Troyes’ association with textile manufacture and knitting go back to the 12th century. The Marque Avenue and Marques City outlets are also located in the area.
Situated in the heart of the picturesque Champagne region, Troyes Designer Outlet is just an hour outside from the Paris city center. Here you’ll find 210 top fashion names, including Christian Lacroix, Armani, Feraud, Kenzo, Lancel, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cerruti and Energie. These names alone are enough to get my heart rate pumping! The Nike Factory Store, Wolford and Kookai are some of the other brands that have stores in McArthurGlen Troyes.
The town of Troyes itself is a big tourist attraction with its magnificent Gothic churches and medieval garden. The city is famous for its stained glass and sausages (andouillettes), its knitwear industry and factory shops. When we visited Troyes (see our Troyes photos), our tour director never mentioned shopping or designer discount outlets at all. I guess he was concerned about the possibility of losing half of his tour group to shopping! Other tourist attractions in the region include France’s famous champagne vineyards and the numerous nearby forests and lakes.
Troyes Designer Outlet is conveniently located, 10 minutes north of Troyes town centre. It is very easy to get to the Centre by ring roads from all motorway exits – depending on where you’re coming from. There are 1,800 free car parking spaces at the outlet.
From Troyes train station catch Bus no°1 for Pont Sainte Marie (Magasins)
From Paris Est train station catch train to Troyes. At Troyes train station, catch Bus no°1 for Pont Sainte Marie (Magasins)
From Troyes Town Center – Follow signs for Châlons/Pont Sainte Marie.
From Paris South – On A6 towards Lyon – Follow signs for Troyes on A5. On A5 motorway, junction 20: Troyes Centre/Ste Savine, follow signs indicating “Toutes Directions”/Troyes then Châlons. Exit at Pont Sainte Marie / Z.I Lavau (exit n°3 on the by-pass)
From Paris East – On A5 motorway, junction 20: Troyes Centre/Ste Savine, follow signs indicating “Toutes Directions”/Troyes then Châlons. Exit at Pont Sainte Marie / Z.I Lavau (exit n°3 on the by-pass)
From Reims and Metz – On A4 motorway then on A26 junction 22: Charmont ss Barbuise/Pont Sainte Marie. Follow signs for Troyes / Pont Sainte Marie.
From Dijon – On motorway A31, A5, then A26 Troyes Est – Direction Reims/Lille. Junction 23: Thennelières / Pont Sainte Marie
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Mon – Fri 10:00 – 19:00
Sat 9:30 – 19:00
Sun – Closed (Except for the 2 first Sundays of summer Clearance Sales)
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