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Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city
Provins - A medieval city

Provins - A medieval city

Provins, UNESCO’s World Heritage List!

Located 1 hour from Paris in Seine-et-Marne, discover this medieval town offering visits, historical shows & great events... to go back to the Middle Ages!
Inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List on December 2001, Provins is today a wonderfully preserved medieval town.

During the 12th and 13th centuries, Provins is at the height of its fame thanks to the famous Trade Fairs of Champagne.
The urban structure is organised to accommodate the great number of wholesalers: the wide streets for the transfer of goods and for the stalls, the three level merchant’s houses with sumptuous vaulted low rooms...

The presence of water (Durteint and Voulzie rivers) favours also the economic activities and the expansion of many trades such as the woollen cloth manufacturer, the parchment maker, butcher, etc...

The impressive fortified wall was built during the 13th century and extended for 5 km (today 1,2 km), and it offers a catalogue of military architecture.
Those ramparts protected the inhabitants and the tradespeople, and showed off the power of the Earls of Champagne.

Exceptional monuments to visit all year round:
> the superb keep of the Cesar Tower with its different rooms and a panoramic view from the top floor,

> the Grange aux dîmes (tithe barn), a typical medieval house with an exhibition of merchants and craftsmen of the time to discover with an audio-guided tour available in French, English, German, Spanish and Chinese,

> the Museum of Provins and the Provinois, located in one of the oldest houses of Provins, and presenting unique collections since prehistory,

> the thousand-year-old and majestic Saint-Ayoul Priory, recently restored, to be visited with an audio guide,

Amazing shows of chivalry and falconry, "The Legend of the Knights" and "The Eagles of the Ramparts", will take visitors into the heart of history every day from the end of March to All Saints' Day.

Not forgetting the little train, the Provins Rose Garden, guided tours, rental of electric bikes, hiking, major events, and a whole region to discover to prolong the pleasure and the experience, to live with family or friends!

Pass Cards formulas allow you to visit the monuments and to benefit from reduced rates for other activities.

The Tourist Office team will be happy to offer you the "Visitor's Guide", a very complete brochure to enjoy your stay...

Infos techniques

Office de tourisme Intercommunautaire 4 Chemin de Villecran
77160 Provins
Lat : 48.559782Lng : 3.278148
31 d

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Open period

All year round, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

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Provins Tourisme entre Bassée, Montois et Morin - 22/09/2021
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