In the footsteps of the Knights Templar
Majestic ramparts and circling birds of prey, winding medieval lanes and the fragrant Provins rose – dating back to the Crusades – blooming in abundance… Welcome to Provins!
Dominated by the Tour César tower, this history-steeped town is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and immerses curious visitors in the Middle Ages, when Provins was frequented by lords and ladies, knights and merchants.
max. 158 m
min. 91 m
Styles : BaladeIn the country
Public : Occasional hikers
Theme : Patrimony
Head towards the upper town, turn left before the Porte Saint-Jean gate and follow the ramparts to the Porte de Jouy.
Take the left-hand road. At the turn, continue straight on, then walk down. Follow the D55 to the left for 150 metres, then climb to the left. At the intersection, turn right.
At the crossroads, turn right, cross the D55 and continue opposite along the D55e. After the bridge, at the start of the turn, turn right onto the path that cuts the bend. Pass Rouilly. In Rouillot, follow the Sente de Rouillot path opposite, the road to the left, then the road to the right.
At the last house, turn right and go down. Follow the D55e to the left for 50 metres, then climb to the left. Turn right, then left along the Grande-Rue. After the left turn, turn right onto Rue du Cimetière. Pass the cemetery and continue on for 300 metres.
Turn right, walk 500 metres before bearing left, then go down. Take the left-hand road for 50 metres and bear left.
After the old Couvent des Cordelières convent, take the path on the left. At the end of the wall, climb the slope to the right, follow the right-hand road for 80 metres, then take the left-hand path. Continue on via Rue du Barreau, then Rue de Nanteuil to the right and Rue des Boulançois to the left. Cross the river, walk right along the promenade and continue on until the stadium entrance.
Turn left onto Rue des Prés, then turn right and climb left via Rue des Blancs-Manteaux. Climb straight on up the steps, then bear right onto Rue du Collège. Turn left onto Rue des Beaux-Arts to reach the Place Saint-Quiriace square. Go right.
After the Tour César, follow Rue de la Pie. Continue right, turn left onto Rue de l’Ormerie, cross the Place du Châtel square and continue along Rue Couverte.
All year round.
Seine et Marne Attractivité - 08/07/2019
Safety instructions and good practices:
- Respect the French highway code at all times and in all locations and remain courteous and polite with those you meet along the way.
- Remain vigilant during the entirety of your outing. Don’t stray from the paths and trails, respect private properties, and carefully cross all streets and roads. Carefully follow the instructions and directions provided for each itinerary.
- Respect the area’s flora and fauna, and leave no waste or trash behind.
- Prior to departure, make sure that your smartphone or tablet is sufficiently charged. - When preparing your walk or hike, consider the level of difficulty for your chosen loop (especially if you’re bringing along children).
- Prior to setting out, consult the weather forecast and remember to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots, rainwear, a cap, sunscreen and sunglasses (depending on the season), a first-aid kit, a snack and water to drink during your outing. Also consider bringing along binoculars and a camera.
- If you happen to notice any anomaly while following an itinerary, please don’t hesitate to write us! We value all such observations and remarks.