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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 #6 of 10 Attractions in Provins
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sightseeing Tours
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, Sightseeing Tours
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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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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31 attraction reviews
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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Singapore, Singapore
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

An interesting place that brings you back in time to that of Knights and Ladies. Managed to catch a Christmas pageant at the old cathedral next to the tower. Be prepared for walking on old cobble stones.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you're claustrophobic, don't go up. I loved it but there are a lot of stairs and some tight areas.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012 via mobile

Provins is a Unesco heritage site.a 1.5 hr train trip from Paris.a medieval/middle ages city of medieval fairs.pedistrianised area with wooden buildings .many restaurants/old shops.hotels available here.visit the walled city & old church with subterranean ruins etc .city is walkable .a slow pace of life,ok for a day trip or even a weekend.lots to see within walled city.

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