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La Tour Cesar

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Address: Rue de la Pie, Provins, France
Phone Number: 01 64 60 26 26
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Description: Built on the edge of a rocky spur at the beginning of the 12th century...
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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Refreshing escape from Paris tourist queues

We went to Provins after a day of wall to wall queuing with a zillion tourists in the scorching summer heat at Versailles. Basically it was an escape-and-breathe plan. And oh the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went to Provins after a day of wall to wall queuing with a zillion tourists in the scorching summer heat at Versailles. Basically it was an escape-and-breathe plan. And oh the contrast... Provins is a picturesque, relatively sleepy, medieval town, 90 mins on the train from Paris. We had a picnic, wandered about, climbed the tower and took pics,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is certainly worth nebulous climb to the bell tower. This will provide an excellent view in all directions. There aren't that many steps, but be careful if you're an old fart like us.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Caesar's Tower overlooks and dominates Provins, providing beautiful views of the town and the countryside. Largely empty, the Tower's bells on the top floor still remain. To reach the bells, the steps are narrow, uneven and steep - so caution, they are a challenge. However, it is very much worth the visit and the views!

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DCandFam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was incredible to go up such steep steps, see such views and watch the video clips on the history. The bells were amazing to see -such size!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This tower can be seen from almost anywhere in the old city area of Provins. As it was built about 800 years ago, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the medieval age as if you are brought back to those days when you lool it up nearby.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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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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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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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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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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