Cité médiévale de Provins

Medieval town of Provins

Just outside Paris, discover the incomparable charm of this Medieval city, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. A real journey through time and French history!

  1. What to see and do
  2. Museums and monuments
  3. Monuments
  4. Medieval town of Provins


In the Middle Ages, Provins was an important crossroads for international commerce, thanks in large part to its famous Champagne fairs. This rich history bequeathed the city with an exceptional architectural legacy, making Provins a present-day Unesco World Heritage Site.

The city’s imposing 25-metre-high ramparts, fortified gateways and Caesar Tower – which has become a symbol of Provins – are testimony of the immense power wielded by the Counts of Champagne, once rulers of the region. The city’s ancient Grange aux Dîmes covered market provides realistic re-enactments of scenes from the fairs that brought so much wealth and renown here.

Take a moment to amble through the city’s winding, cobbled streets and admire its handsome, half-timbered houses. A Little Train is also on offer for tours around the city. Lovers of botany should head for the rose gardens, while gourmets will appreciate specialities made from the famous Provins roses, such as crystallised rose petals and unforgettably flavoured nougats and syrups.

Don’t forget the Tourist Office offers up a variety of well-priced tourist passes (adult, child and family). Then it’s time to don your knightly spurs and explore Provins!

You can also ciscover the city of Provins through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

Office de tourisme Intercommunautaire
4 Chemin de Villecran
77160 Provins

Days and opening hours

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


  • Free


  • Car park
  • Public WC
  • Camper van reception area
  • Play area
  • Picnic area


  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist routes
  • Tourist brochures
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours
  • Online shop


  • Shows
  • Activity


Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • German
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
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  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Office de tourisme Intercommunautaire
4 Chemin de Villecran
77160 Provins

  • Copyright images:
  • OT Provins, photo JP. Chasseau
  • OT Provins, photo JF. Bénard
  • La Roseraie de Provins
  • OT Provins
  • Office de Tourisme de Provins
  • Vol Libre, photo S. Danis
  • Equestrio