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“Cool respite from Summer sun” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Grange aux Dimes

La Grange aux Dimes
rue Saint-Jean, 77160 Provins, France
01 64 60 26 26
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Provins
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: “Provins at the time of the Fairs of Champagne”This is a former merchant house. Dating from the 13th century, it is one of the most sumptuous buildings of Provins. Admire the sophisticated architecture of the rooms, sculpted capitals and the cross-rib vaults. This edifice was used as a covered market during the Fairs of Champagne up to the end of the 13th century, then as the place for paying tithes. Today, the Tithe Barn houses a permanent exhibition: scenes and characters bring to life the main crafts and the merchant activities of this time. Audio-guided visits available in exchange for identity papers.
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“Cool respite from Summer sun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

How often do you get a chance to see an authentic medieval vaulted-ceilinged cellar, what the French call, a "cave.?" This one has been used for a TV location, as well. See if it rings a bell.

Visited July 2013
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“Worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Entry price includes an audio device and you learn all sorts of interesting historical tidbits. And it is an impressive building as well made even more so by the underground part.

Visited September 2013
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“Not extensive content”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

It's overall a good place. Interesting, it gives you a good idea of Champagne fairies. But too simple content, there's not lots of information.

I would recommend since it's one of the most important things in the town.

Visited August 2013
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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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“One of the best visits if you like history well presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The beautiful old building houses numerous little scenes each one devoted to a trade or craft that would have been active in Provins in the Middle Ages. Excellent audio guide, lots of interesting anecdotes and details. Children would love it, too.

Visited June 2013
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Provins-Tourisme, Propriétaire at La Grange aux Dimes, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comment. What a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your visit in Provins, and especially the Tithe Barn!
Glad to have you back here!
Kind regards,
The Tourist Office of Provins
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Essen, Germany
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“travel back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

beautiful old building, with a history
we were there during a town festival,
the Grange had a historical exhibition

Visited August 2012
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