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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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Well-preserved medieval city

Dating back to the 12th century, the medieval walled city of Provins is a must-see - not least because it is not simply preserved as a relic - but actually functions as a lived-in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dating back to the 12th century, the medieval walled city of Provins is a must-see - not least because it is not simply preserved as a relic - but actually functions as a lived-in city. Naturally, there are a number of very touristy aspects to the place but overall it still has plenty of charm. We skipped the Cesar tower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this place on Eater Monday, and many things were open such as shops restaurants and other attractions. Car parking is available off the main road into the town. Don't try and drive into the old town. You can park in the lower town and walk up the stone steps. Being a Unesco site it's being well looked after.... More 

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Raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Tired of the crowds and the modernity of Paris? Just 80 minutes by train from Gare D' Est you can arrive in Provins, once the seat of the Count of Champagne. Provins was an important market town in the Middle Ages and has managed to retain a significant portion of the older city, including a long stretch of city walls,... 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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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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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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