An hour and a half from Paris by road or rail, Troyes, once the regional seat of power for the Counts of Champagne, is a city rich in art and history. The old city center has kept intact its medieval architecture with its half-timbered houses and Champagne checkerboard façades of alternating dark-red and chalk bricks. The old city center is known locally as the ‘Champagne Cork’ because of its unusual shape.

Present day Troyes (130,000 inhabitants including its suburbs) has a vibrant cultural and artistic life, a thriving economy and many sporting activities.

With more than 5000 university students, Troyes has become a very attractiveplace for youngsters to follow their studies and to begin their professional careers.

Troyes remains today France’s textile capital both for production and marketing of textile products, notably through its numerous factory shops concentrated on two sites on the outskirts of the city.

The Aube region can pride itself on having attracted companies who are either national, European or world leaders in their various fields.

While large enough to offer all the facilities of a major commercial and cultural center, Troyes still manages to be a friendly, easy-going and safe place to live. Troyes is also close to some of the most beautiful countrysidein the region: one third of the department is forested and has the highestnumber of artificial lakes in Europe.


The Aube region is also famous for its champagne and wines: its vineyards produce a quarter of all Champagne production. ‘La Route du Champagne’ takes you through charming villages and beautiful countryside.

Troyes, with its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, is the ideal place to be a student.

Finding accommodation in Troyes is really easy, even for foreign students! The University of Technology of Troyes is located 4 kilometers from the city center of Troyes.

Before your arrival, the UTT’s International Relationship Office will help you, for visa applications, finding accommodations with our housing partners, arrange your pick-up from the airport (Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle), open a bank account…

Upon your arrival, you will participate to the many activities organized by the student union during a fresher week, and participate in the special events of the BIOREF Masters’ students.


Student life in UTT

There are many activities in which students can participate at UTT. Student life is really rich!


Sports play an important part of the students’ life. Students wishing to take part can subscribe to the sports union upon arrival (25€/ 1 semester – 50€ / 1 year – as for Sept 2019).

Clubs and associations

There are over 30 clubs and associations that bring vitality to the campus. Among them:

  • The Students’ Union (BDE) acts as a catalyst for all the associations. It coordinates most extra-curricular activities: clubs and associations’ projects, parties and trips. It is also the students’ representative body for the university administration:
  • Interlink (International Students Association)participates actively in the reception of foreign students. Its main objective is to facilitate the students’ integration in the university, in the city and in France. Throughout the year, it organizes several activities(cultural, artistic, sports…).

There are more than 40 sporting activitieson offer: Basketball, Futsal, Rugby, Ultimate, Athletics, Badminton, Equestrianism, Judo, Handball, Volleyball, Water polo, Rowing, Boxing and many others…

More information here

Events and cultural activities

During the inter-semester period, the International Center organizes activities for the students:

  • Visit of the City center of Troyes.
  • Dinners to discover the French food.
  • Visit of the region.