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There's so much to see in the Provins area but this is still a must visit. I preferred the social... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
teuchter1
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Interesting part of history

Worth a visit (€4+); 30-45 mins enough for a visit to climb to the top, see the town and get down... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Franeczka
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Gliwice, Poland
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice historic tower where one can climb to the top, from where the view of the medieval town of Provins is quite interesting. The exterior of the tower is more impressive than its interior, as with most medieval structures.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, after my visit to Rouen this small city has buildings of the same historic epoch BUT The visit is much poorer than the other one My opinion is that if you go to Rouen you don’t miss anything if you don’t come

Thank JoseS563
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's so much to see in the Provins area but this is still a must visit. I preferred the social history of Les Souterrains de Provins and La Grange aux Dimes. However, the view and hiostory were very good.

Thank teuchter1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We visited Provins twice and enjoyed the excellent shops and walking around the medieval centre, over which Cesar's Tower dominates. There are views in every direction - not to be missed.

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit (€4+); 30-45 mins enough for a visit to climb to the top, see the town and get down. You can get a day pass to get to a nearby museum and cellars/underground galleries (€12) Not spectacular but interesting..though it was a hot...More

Thank Franeczka
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Impressive tower which is deceptively big on the inside. Interesting video presentation and great views from the top.

Thank JoJoPLJ
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We spent about 45 minutes climbing up the tower and going through the rooms. It is quite interesting seeing the octagonal keep and working through the spiral staircases. The views from near the top are great. The entry fee was something like €4 which we...More

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A great medieval tower in heart of Provins. Climb the narrow steep stairs up and further up and you’re reward with sweeping views. Make it to the bell tower on the hour as it chimes - magnificent. Signs on French and English give the tower’s...More

Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We drove from Paris to Provins for a day trip during the month of June, did a guided walking tour for about 3 hours. Provins was a very important region for the 11th and 12th century France. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Do...More

Thank Aneesha V
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting tower to explore with various levels and small rooms all about as you make your way up to the bell tower. Some areas are quite dark and hard to see and the steps are uneven so be aware and take care. One interesting item...More

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