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La Tour Cesar

Address: Rue de la Pie, Provins, France
Phone Number: 01 64 60 26 26
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Provins
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built on the edge of a rocky spur at the beginning of the 12th century, the tower protects the...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built on the edge of a rocky spur at the beginning of the 12th century, the tower protects the former Earl’s Palace and dominates the valley. The tower is a potent symbol of power for the Earls of Champagne. The keep’s highly complex layout gives it a unique, massive and powerful appearance making it one of the most original stately dwellings of its time. The new scenography will take you back in time to give you a glimpse of the everyday life at the tower eight centuries ago. It used to be a watchtower, a prison, a bell-tower, and a place of military retreat. The keep offers a panoramic view over the town and its surroundings!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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240 reviews 240 reviews
175 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This old tower is an interesting visit. The main rooms are all empty, but you can climb to the top and see the bell tower, unfortunately the bells are coated in pigeon stuff. The passage ways up to the bells are really narrow and are a tight fit, so if you are claustrophobic, you may not want to go up.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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163 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The tower is not huge, but it stands over a small hill, what creates an imposing look. The visit is not for people with claustrophobia or mobility limitations, as there are lots of stairs and some very, very narrow passages and stairs. I could barely fit in the top ones.

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Niskayuna, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Well worth the 4.30 euro entrance. The tower has a rich history which is available in many languages. There are a few video productions that are interesting. The tower stairs are quite narrow and give you a true feeling of what life here was like. It is dark in places also but that goes with the 1100's atmosphere. The views... More 

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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you like forts and towers this is not to be missed. You get to climb up and around and through well over 50% of the tower, which is far more than most monuments let you explore. The views are fantastic from the top, and not bad from the middle heights either. Built in the 12th century by the counts... More 

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Edinburgh
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23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wonderful old building providing excellent views around the Town. A word of caution is required as the further you go up the more difficult it is to progress some of the steps are very narrow and at one point you had to traverse the stairs in near darkness. That said it was a lovely experience

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The tower is quite an impressive structure and it affords the best view imaginable of the surrounding area and demonstrates why Provins was such a market hub in the medieval period. However, I would advise against anyone who is unsteady on their feet, have toddlers or younger children from visiting as the stairwells are narrow, steps are uneven and there... More 

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Paris, France
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We've been to this place and it did not exacly pleased us. The site is nice , but the only source of informatiom is the available videos. No writings, no photos, no objects.

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Yogya
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199 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The "castle" itself is quite hollow. But if you go with kids, then it will be fun for them. It is quite simple place, which has amazing view from the top of the "castle". I believe the view is the biggest attraction of this place. Overall it is enjoyable trip.

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Paris
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Nice building outside and inside. Don't miss the bells on the top of the tower (the stairs are very narrow, be careful!) The price to get in is 4.30 euros. I feel it is a bit on the high side for what it is. Nice and interesting visit though.

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Mosta, Malta
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have visited Provins in early January and the experience was utterly disappointing due to the fact that the tours relating to the Tours Cesar and the underground were only scheduled in the afternoon at 2pm. I totally understand that during off peak season, tours are stopped or limited. But if any, they should be scehduled at least mid-day if... More 

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