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There may not be many exhibits in the museum but each piece is superb and different. The glass my be from the 16th century or more contemporary as a jazz scene. More current are the proposals for a cathedral in the 21st century. Fascinating to...More
This place have temporary exhibitions with stained glass as a theme. We saw one which presented the work of one of the grand restorers and creators (the latter in cases where the original windows were lost) of lot of the windows in Troyes cathedral and...More
Troyes is in the centre of a part of France (Aube) that has the greatest number of stained glass windows in the country, and the Aube is probably the most famous in Europe. The Cite du Vitrail is a very small museum that features a...More
No charge to look round an interesting selection of glass, and find out about the designs of windows by the Cistercians. It sounds like the displays will vary over time, so it'll be worth going back again on another visit to Troyes.
You are better off visiting the churches. The museum is just OK but nothing to brag about. For me this was perhaps 20 min stroll through the museum. You can see an evolution in the stain glass technology but some explanation in English would be...More
The items shown in the exhibition are on loan so they are not on permanent display. It was an opportunity to have a close view of old stained glass, after it has been cleaned and restored. At the time of our visit there were not...More
A fantastic new space dedicated to the art of stain glasses of the whole area.
Hosted in beautiful historical building, it is completely free and it gives you a panoramic of this art in the whole area.
Staff is also very friendly.