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.
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Description

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 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. For thrill-seekers, the Tourist Office also offers tours through the city’s underground passages. 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!

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FOSSE DES REMPARTS
77160 PROVINS

Days and opening hours

All year round, daily.

Prices

Facility

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

Services

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

Activities

  • Activity
  • Shows

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Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
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Until 11/01/2020
from8.50 €
aigle des remparts 2020
Show - The Eagles of the Ramparts
Until 08/30/2020
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Show - The Legend of the Knights
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