Provins - A medieval city

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Town / Village
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Champagne fairs in the 12th and 13th centuries saw Provins reach its heyday.

These fairs attracted merchants from all over Europe with Provins becoming a major trading centre and one of the most powerful cities in the Kingdom of France.

Today, Provins is a UNESCO world heritage site and this mediaeval period is reflected in its heritage which remains intact and traditional to this day. Within the town you will find Place du Châtel, Caesar's Tower, Saint-Quiriace collegiate, the Palais des Comtes de Champagne (which now houses a school), the Maison Romane museum, the Grange aux Dîmes (a 13th-century merchant's house) and the underground galleries. Finally, explore the rose garden and the delicious specialities made from the Provinois rose.

A range of events and historical shows take place daily between April and November.

Spotlight on Families

Ramparts, dungeons and knights. Provins remains unchanged since the Middle Ages. A 13th-century stronghold, where scenes of gallantry are played out with costumes, music and equestrian vaulting. Enjoy entertainment themed around battles in the Middle Ages, with catapults, mangonels and other period battle equipment. And don't miss the spectacular birds of prey displays. Eagles, vultures, owls and falcons dance before your eyes.

Highlights:

Admission pass: Special family price including admission to all four sites in the town.

Note:

Mediaeval town, historical shows and events throughout the year: Aigles des Remparts birds of prey display, Provinsois mediaeval festivities. Events for children.

Opening and closing times

All year round, daily. Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Children
  • Couples
  • Groups

Animals

  • Animals accepted

Services and facilities

Facilities

  • Camper van reception area
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Play area
  • Public WC

Services

  • Booking of general amenities
  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Online shop
  • Pets welcome
  • Pokemon Arena
  • Pokestop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist routes

Activities

  • Activity
  • Shows

Languages

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
  • Vertical signage of parking spaces
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building partially accessible
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

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Contact information

  • Office de tourisme Intercommunautaire 77160 Provins
  • 00 33 (0)1 64 60 26 26

Your contacts

Booking

  • OTI Provins Tourisme