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Provins

Seine-et-Marne, France
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Ranked #82 of 1,043 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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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Sutton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Very interesting, very old, 12 - 13 century buldings. The city of the Rose. If you have the time, go visit Provins, you won't be disappointed. Visit the church, the museum, the castle/prison, it's a look back in medieval time. There are restaurants, shops, ATM. Many tours & show events. In the town square there is a potter where you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I enjoyed a whole day trip in this well preserved Medieval town at 80 km South-east of Paris. Presently a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place was once the old capital of the Counts of Champagne and one of the top financial markets in Europe before 14th Century, very interesting. Provins was well known for its Medieval fortifications and Medieval... More

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Ville D'Avray, France
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29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We spent the day in this medieval city walking the ramparts, visiting the amazing 12th century buildings. Being November, all of the events (falconry, jousting) were done for the season. We will be back in the spring to enjoy them! We did enjoy the Brie laden meals & local beer. This place has its own SCNF stop, so it should... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went on a day tip to Provins and decided to book tickets for the The Legend of The Knights show. WOW, it far exceed our expectations. The show was in French but that didn't matter, the kids were in awe and us parents were also pleasantly surprised. The show was brilliantly performed and very realistic. It was definitely the... More

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