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Provins

Seine-et-Marne, France
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Ranked #92 of 957 attractions in Ile-de-France
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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Syracuse , NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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41 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Mid-October, the last of the sunny days before it gets cold. The reviews here rightly praise the well preserved (and very much still lived-in) old town. Free parking, helpful staff and easy-to-follow maps allow you to wander about easily. Try a few side streets off the pathway too, there are lots of gems to see not on the main routes.... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

lived there until i was 19. I used to say that my town was very boring but I live in Rome since 2007 and I really appreciate going back there to see my family, my friend and my pretty little medieval town! Just go and open the eyes :) :)

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Paris, France
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The town breaths the 11th century. Buildings and attractions make you travel back in time. The structure for the tourism is very well organized. However, there are not lots of available places to visit. And those that exist could be better structured and organized in terms of documentation. Overall it's a very intetesting visit, full of discoveries. I do recommend... More

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Cornwall, UK
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Pretty village with great views from the walled entry and Caesar's Tower. Market day was ceramics when we visited, and the square was lively. The bird/falconry display was great, but it was very hot and after 40 mins our kids were in desperate need of shade. We weren't allowed to leave mid-show but timed a hasty retreat to the back... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Well worth the trip from Paris. Not only breathtakingly beautiful (despite the less than fantastic weather!), I found the people very friendly and helpful ... they even patiently tolerated my French!

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