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Address: Seine-et-Marne, France
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Description: Provins, Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO Venez decouvrir cette cite...
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 !
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Fine day trip from Paris

May not impress you that much if you come from a country where medieval towns are commonplace (I'm from Italy and we master this kind of stuff), however this was a pleasant Sunday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

May not impress you that much if you come from a country where medieval towns are commonplace (I'm from Italy and we master this kind of stuff), however this was a pleasant Sunday in the countryside for us. Provins is architecturally beautiful, rich in gardens and old buildings. There are many opportunities for a stroll, a picnic, photography, shopping (try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Fabulous little town. Love all the beautiful medieval buildings and the walls around the city. Grab lovely lunch in the square.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Spent a day in Provins yesterday. Started with an easy 1 hour train ride from Paris. Followed the train crowd (plus there were enough street signs to not get lost) and were in the very heart of town in 10 min. It was the weekend of the annual Christmas markets, there were tons of people dressed up in medieval clothes,... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Day trip to Provins from Paris. Bus dropped us in a car park with no directions but soon found the tourist office which was extremely helpful and provided us with all the necessary information to have a wonderful in the Town

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was the home city of the count of Champagne in the medevil times. Count Thibault left from here to his crusade and brought along for instance green grapes, which were later developed as Chardonay. This village has been saved pretty much in original configuration over the last 1000 years and is a sight by itself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Best memories from France. They have lovely attractions, especially if you're visiting with family. Caesar's tower, lovely gardens and quiet charming cafes. "La Legende des Chevaliers" was sooo funny that I cried from laughter. You will see children dressed up in medieval themes to enjoy this equestrian show and would finally hear the legend of Blanche. I visited with my... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took this day trip on a recent trip to France. It was especially interesting for us as, being Australian, we have nothing like this at home and we had a really good time. The train trip from Paris was a bit wearing but we survived, when we got there it certainly was worth it. We had lunch at a... More 

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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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England, United Kingdom
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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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