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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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We, two couples, had an excellent day trip to Provins. Mind you it didn't start too well. We drove into Provins at its lower level and parked up not knowing the main features of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We, two couples, had an excellent day trip to Provins. Mind you it didn't start too well. We drove into Provins at its lower level and parked up not knowing the main features of the town are at it's upper level, a level we didn't know existed. We set off on foot trying to find, as we always do, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Provins manages to combine being a charming small French town with being a fascinating historical attraction, without feeling tacky or Disneyfied or overtly money-grabbingly commercialised. Essentially it's an ancient walled town that's ready for visitors with museums, planned tours (including a pay-to-ride road train if you don't want to walk), reinactment shows/displays and great cafés. You can buy a ticket... More 

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Graham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had a day to spend in the Paris area on a work trip and decided to venture outside of Paris. Trip Adviser was helpful in planning the trip, especially in understanding the bus situation at the Provins train station. My hotel was at CDG airport and I bought a 5-zone Paris Visite pass for the day. The Paris Visite... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took a day trip from Paris to Provins...very quick and easy train ride. In your planning, you should be aware that the train station in Provins lets you at in the town on Provins (the non-medieval part). You have to walk thru town and up a hillside road to get to the old part of town. And the visitors... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a spur-of-the-moment trip from the Paris area. Tripadvisor was a very helpful resource to help plan the trip. Driving in from the direction of Paris, the visitor's center is easily found by following the tourist information signs. This is a must-stop at the beginning of the day. By the way, if you go during the school year, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Provins is about 1 hr and 15 mins outside Paris (by a SNCF express line) and should be in the top 3 day trips from Paris for every traveler. We visited on a pleasant sunny day (with wife and 3 year old) and found the place instantly likable. There are coaches from the station to the old town (for about... More 

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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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