Top 10 Things to do in Provins, France

December 3, 2017 Misti Hsu

Provins in France, from Europe region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Provins with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Provins

1. Les Aigles Des Remparts

Remparts du Cours Aux Betes | Théâtre des Remparts, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 60 58 80 32
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 294 reviews

Les Aigles Des Remparts

An Equestrian falconry show unrivaled in Europe & one of the finest aviary in France ! Daily from 31th of March to 4th of Novembre 2018. Take a flight of fancy...in the open-air Ramparts Theatre of Provins and let's tell the story of falconry through various cultures... A splendid aerial ballet of birds of prey, in perfect harmony with horses, wolves and dromedary is waiting for you. From the origin with the arabian falconers to the kazakh eaglers, from the medieval feudalism to the fantastic, visitors will follow the birds of prey through these changing worlds and fall under the spell of their aerial feats. During the show you can see several species of birds : eagles, hawks, buzzards, kites, vultures, caracaras, owls and secretary birds... After the show, visit one of the greatest aviary of France with a hundred birds of 20 different species !

Reviewed By Tornado0963 - Louhans, France

We liked this part of our visit of Provins best - by far. The animals are presented in a good way to understand their habits and life and there was a lot of good humour involved in the show. The birds fly just above your...MoreThanks a lot :)) Hope to seen you again...

2. La Legende des Chevaliers

Porte Saint-Jean, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 60 67 39 95
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

La Legende des Chevaliers

Reviewed By johndavies0001 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

€12 for adults, €8 for kids.
The whole show is in French but like an opera you don't need to speak the language to get the story.
Back to medieval times with horses, jousting, stunts, jesters, heroes & villains.
A great show for the whole family.
Plenty of animals, horses, cows, geese, a camel, wolves & even pigs.
Plenty of cheers & boos for the villains.
A chance afterwards to have you photos taken with the actors, the kids loved it.

3. La Roseraie de Provins

11 rue des Pres, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 60 58 05 78
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

La Roseraie de Provins

Reviewed By Amber201083 - Toronto, Canada

It was not the rose season as the weather was still chilly at the time of our visit. We only took a walk and read the poster and Reading materials about the Rosa Gallica (roses of Provins), browsing in the shop to look for rose products and foods from roses... Bought the rose soap, rose petal jam and rose honey. As our goal to visit Provins was not the roses, we only considered it a little side trip and thus no disappointment at all.
By the way, the rose products were lovely.

4. The Saint-Jean's Gate and The Ramparts

77160 Provins, France
Excellent
43%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

The Saint-Jean's Gate and The Ramparts

Reviewed By Tinde_K - Moscow, Russia

Provins, World Heritage site, has lovely ramparts and preserved medieval town where fairs used to take place. There's a nice view from the ramparts over the surrounding country. We visited in April morning and it was nice and peaceful.

5. La Grange aux Dimes

rue Saint-Jean, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 64 60 26 26
Excellent
40%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 362 reviews

La Grange aux Dimes

“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.

Reviewed By maria19732015 - Mexico City, Mexico

This is a building in Proving that is included in the Proving Pass, and has an exhibit of the different merchants that came to Proving during the Middle Age to sell their products. It is a two story building, a short visit but hels to visualize what was the town activity like during those years.

6. La Tour Cesar

rue de la Pie, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 64 60 26 26
Excellent
31%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 534 reviews

La Tour Cesar

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!

Reviewed By EMILE D - Guatemala City, Guatemala

This is an emblematic building from the time of the Romans, surely one of the most ancient buildings in Provins. It was sort of a fort that controlled the zone. Built in stone, a great big construction. Located at the top of a hill so you can appreciatte its greatness from far away. Very well conserved, as it was built more than a 1,000 years ago. Surely a must visit!

7. Les Souterrains de Provins

3 rue Saint Thibault, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 64 60 26 26
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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4 based on 390 reviews

Les Souterrains de Provins

Originally these galleries were used as a quarry to extract a special type of fuller's earth for degreasing wool cloth (the wool cloth had a renowned deep blue almost black color and was much in demand during the Middle Ages). Once the cavities had been dug out, they became hiding-places, storerooms and also meeting places for various gatherings - some freemasons. Graffiti inscriptions, including Masonic symbols, testify to this. Guided tour only with 25 persons maximum for your own safety and to preserve the undergrounds. To be booked when purchasing ticket at the Tourist Office or in the monuments (except museum).

Reviewed By ScottishVoyageur - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Once underground there is no escape so one must listen to the most turgid of talks from a guide who droned on oblivious to the fact that most of her audience seemed to have switched off. We were longing for escape long before the tour was completed.

8. Eglise Saint-Quiriace

Place Saint-Quiriace, 77160 Provins, France
Excellent
25%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Eglise Saint-Quiriace

Reviewed By MarcusHurley - Bristol, United Kingdom

The imposing St Quiriace Church, along with Ceasar Tower, dominates the town. Reading the info inside was quite tragic - the medieval wall paintings inside had been white washed by a bishop and another bishop had allowed craftsmen to remove medieval wood pannelling and sell it to pay their wages. The place had also been burned and suffered storm damage. A bit like the Monty Python castle built in a swamp!
Entrance is free.

9. Beer Town

15 rue du Val, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 60 67 79 22
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 28 reviews

Beer Town

Reviewed By Patrick B

We were warmly welcomed in this great little craft brew store and learned about some great regional brews from the owner. The inventory was different than many similar stores I've seen - lots of brands I'd never heard of before - and the staff were very knowledgeable about all of their selections. Highly recommended as a place to come get a great beer to bring home or to the ramparts!

10. Office du Tourisme de Provins

1 Chemin de Villecran, 77160 Provins, France +33 1 64 60 26 26
Excellent
37%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Office du Tourisme de Provins

The Tourist Office proposes a welcome area: landscaped esplanade, sheltered picnic area, park and adventure playground for children, 2 camper areas and toilets. Our tourist agents can provide you with information about all tours and activities. New: visit Provins and and its sourroundings thanks to a free app (available in English and Spanish)! You can also discover the Provins region with interactive boards and quizzes, admire a scale model of Provins and enjoy an audiovisual presentation of the town's history. Souvenir shop, Pass Card sales, tourist train stop and post office.

Reviewed By MarcusHurley - Bristol, United Kingdom

We called in here on our walk from the car park to the town walls. There were a good selection on leaflets for the local area and lots of good wall displays. The model of the town was useful, although most of the lights didn't work! There were good leaflets showing the attractions in the town and the lady at the desk, Celine, was very helpful at highlighting were we were, where the locations we wanted to see were and how long it would take to walk.

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