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Address: Rue de la Pie, Provins, France
Phone Number: 01 64 60 26 26
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Built on the edge of a rocky spur at the beginning of the 12th century, the...

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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Lots of Steps, but so Unique!

This tower has a long history and the exhibit does a good job of including some English. Some of the signs are in French and English, enough that I could figure out what we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Geralyn K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tower has a long history and the exhibit does a good job of including some English. Some of the signs are in French and English, enough that I could figure out what we were looking at during the self guided tour. It has lots of nooks and crannies for the adventurous sort. I would definitely visit again.

Thank Geralyn K
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Tour Cesar is an easy climb, and it's wonderful to have a chance to climb the narrow stairways and have hands-on experience of what this tower must have been like back in the day. The views from the top level are beautiful, but mostly it was a very authentic experience without a lot of interference from staff.

Thank Suzanne K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day in Provins, and La Tour Cesar was my favorite spot. We were there in the height of the summer season, and yet we still felt that the castle was ours by ourself. There are three levels, with easy access to the first, and tight winding stairs to the next levels. The ramparts outside held amazing views... More 

Thank C0dys_Dad
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the way the stairs go up to the tower. We were in a medieval city and it feels truly back in time climbing up there. There is a magnificent view of the city from the bell tower. Not to be missed!

Thank Phoebe D
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Tower with its elaborate architecture was the symbol of the medieval town of Provins and of the Counts of Champagne's power in the Middle Ages. Today it serves as a museum, the entrance fee for which is a little overpriced.

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We bought the Provins Pass at the tourist office, which includes entry to the Tariff/Tithe Barn, the Cesar Tower, the Underground Gallery, and the museum for 12 Euro... great way to hit all the major Provins elements. The tower itself, while not huge, is a wonderful example of ancient fortifications. It is worth the narrow passages to go up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see attraction while in Provins. The absolute glory of the town it's an impressive building and jaw dropping as you walk through. We would have loved to have done a guided tour to understand the building more but with time constraints it was easy for us to do a quick walk through.

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Springfield, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The tower offers incomparable views of the surrounding countryside. In the shadow of tower we saw knights and ladies from the nearby kindergarten class performing a festive dance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

big & impressive, worth & must visit place in Provins esp for sunny day. also must climb up to bell tower, the wooden ceiling is quite beautiful. i also love the Terrace. the view is stunning & impressive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

La tour Cesar, as well as the whole Provins, is a very good and historical place to spend one day. Prices are fair but shows only in the mid of afternoon. Couldnt make it. In general, a bit bucolic place. But very good to understand how things worked in the past.

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