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Provins

Address: Seine-et-Marne, France
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Ranked #77 of 884 Attractions in Ile-de-France
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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 !

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Edinburgh
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Br
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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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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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