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Provins

Seine-et-Marne, France
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Ranked #91 of 1,130 Attractions in Ile-de-France
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Provins, Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO Venez decouvrir cette cite medievale, situee aux Portes de Paris en Seine-et-Marne, animee par des visites,... more » Owner description: Provins, Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO Venez decouvrir cette cite medievale, situee aux Portes de Paris en Seine-et-Marne, animee par des visites, des spectacles historiques et de grands evenements... Un veritable voyage au Moyen Age ! « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Based on the positive reviews from Trip Advisor, my family and I decided to visit medieval Provins during our most recent long weekend stay in Paris, and were not disappointed. Provins is situated about 1 hour and 20 minutes by train from the Gare de l'Est. The train has tables, and luckily we took some playing cards with us, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Provins is a great little place not too far from Paris. Can't remember now whether we went via the Gare St. Lazare or Gare L'Est. It wasn't too expensive either, maybe 16 Euros r/t. We went to Versailles, Chantilly & Caen, but Provins was my favorite hands down. We walked into the centre not long after getting off the train... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Provins on a Saturday in August. It's a nice small town with some beautiful medieval architecture. For Americans who don't have this type of thing at home, it's worth the visit. You take a train from Gare de l'Est and then ride to the end of the line. Our zone 5 Navigo Decouverte card covered the train. We... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

maybe its because I live in York and I am spoilt with great medieval streets and buildings but I found this place a huge let down. it doesn't take up much time and so isn't worth the travelling. if you are going to need the toilet then go at the tourist information centre as the other toilets are a hole... More

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited this beautiful settlement with school party. It was a real gem with old buildings and a lovely town square. Thoroughly worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Instead of reviewing one by one the main 4 attractions in Provins, I would just say that they're all worth it and you can visit all of them with a pass for only 11.40 euros. Each one of them provides you with a better idea of the town's rich history which could be very interesting if you're into cultural tourism.... More

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Ravenshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is really a little gem. When we visited it was very quiet, we only had a couple of hours so didn't get to see the whole town. We did climb to the top of the tour Cesar from which you could see the town laid out before you and the countryside beyond. There is a little train , similar... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We drove up to Provins as a break from Disneyland Paris. Drive was easy an hour ish from Disney. We were not sure what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. A lovely medieval town with several attractions. We chose to walk around the ramparts and the streets and watch the Medieval show. Although the show was in French... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Middle age city with old tradition, good place to spend a day or more, also great shows and unique performance.

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Syracuse , NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I recently visited the medieval town of Provins in the commune of Provins southeast of Paris. The village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well preserved. We didn't do all of the things offered preferring instead to walk the ramparts and streets but we did make a longer stop at the Grange Dime(Tithe Barn) and really... More

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