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Troyes had a Christian witness from the third century. In 451 Attila the Hun invaded Gaul, destroying anyone or anything that blocked his path. By now Troyes was a bishopric, and Bishop St Loup went out to meet Attila to offer himself as a hostage for the town. This won clemency for the town.
The Knights Templar were founded here in 1128, and their first chapel still stands
Work on the cathedral started in the thirteenth century, and has rich decorations, magnificent glasswork done by local glaziers. The main work was completed by the seventeenth century.
I have no exact date for this window. What took my eye was the donkey seemed much more at ease with his task than the one at Vezelay st Père.
Taken with Pentax LX camera on Kodachrome film.