We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Provins

Address: Seine-et-Marne, France
Website
Improve this listing
90%
Ranked #121 of 1,442 things to do in Ile-de-France
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Provins, Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO Venez decouvrir cette cite medievale, situee aux Portes de...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 !

Hotels near Provins

Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    78
    50
    8
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Br
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Provins also viewed

Provins, Seine-et-Marne
Provins, Seine-et-Marne
 

Been to Provins? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Provins staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?