La Grange aux dîmes, monument historique de Provins

Grange aux Dîmes in Provins

Discover the Provins of the Champagne fairs and learn about the merchants and trades of the Middle Ages, complete with an audio guide and staged displays.

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Description

The architecture of this former merchant’s house is typical of 12th- and 13th-century Provins, and was the site of a covered market during the Champagne fairs, then a storehouse for tithes – or “dîmes” – from the 14th century onwards, giving it its name: the Grange aux Dîmes.

Preserved medieval architecture

As you step through the colossal doorway, you’ll see the Gothic arches of the guard room and examples of highly elaborate sculpted capitals. Nowadays, the house is home to an exhibition on the merchants and craftsmen’s guilds of the time, which you can explore using an audio guide. You’ll get to meet an Italian merchant, a cloth merchant from Provins, a medieval money changer, a Flemish merchant and a letter writer, and learn about the wool, pottery, stonemasonry, mining and parchment making trades along the way. You’ll also learn all about the Champagne fairs, which played a big part in the town’s prosperity.

Discover the Grange aux Dîmes in Provins through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.

And check out the Tour César in Provins.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

2 rue Saint-Jean
77160 Provins

    Days and opening hours

    From 02/01 to 07/01/2024, daily between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    From 08/01 to 09/02/2024, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    From 1002 to 10/03/2024, daily between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    From 1103 to 29/03/2024, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    From 3003 to 01/09/2024, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
    From 02/09 to 03/11/2024 Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. On 01/11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    From 04/11 to 13/12/2024, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    From 1412 to 15/12/2024, daily between 11 am and 5 pm.
    From 1612 to 20/12/2024, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    From 21/12/2024 to 05/01/2025, daily between 2 pm and 5 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

    Prices

    • 5 €
    • Adult: 5 € Child (4-12 years): 3 €.
      Free entry for children < 4 years. Group rate available for > 20 people.
      Visit included in the Provins Pass, a special ticket to visit the 5 paying monuments of the medieval town. More information on the website.

    Tour

    Spoken languages

    • French

    Single mean time tour

    35 mins
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    2 rue Saint-Jean
    77160 Provins

    • Copyright images:
    • OTI Provins Tourisme, photo JF. Bénard
    • OT Provins - JF. Bénard