The Best Things To Do in Provins: 1-Day from Paris

By Vero

Discover medieval charm just an hour from Paris in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Provins. Marvel at the iconic Caesar Tower and explore attractions like Saint-Ayoul church, the city museum, and the La Légende des Chevaliers show. Immerse yourself in history by visiting ruins and strolling through medieval streets.


Explore medieval Provins, a UNESCO Heritage Site an hour from Paris. Admire Caesar Tower and historical attractions.


Consider renting a car for the 80 km drive from Paris to Provins. Park at the village entrance, a 5-minute walk away.

How to Get to Provins from Paris


Reach Provins from Paris by bus from the city's bus station for around 10-15 euros in 2 hours. The bus station is a 30-minute walk from the historic center.

Best Things To Do in Provins

Discover the Best Things To Do in Provins, from exploring medieval landmarks to enjoying captivating shows and immersive historical experiences.

– Explore the impressive ramparts surrounding Provins' historic city center.

Walk The Walled City

– Take a scenic walk at Porte Saint-Jean, passing by Tour César for panoramic views.

– Admire medieval architecture on Rue de Jouy and Rue de la Pie, and visit the Grange aux Dîmes museum.

– Explore the medieval history of Provins by visiting the iconic Caesar Tower.

Visit the Caesar Tower

– Learn about the tower's past as a watchtower and defense tower during the Middle Ages.

– Book in advance to avoid long lines and access the tower's terrace for stunning views.

– Discover the fascinating trades and crafts of the Middle Ages at La Grange aux Dîmes in Provins.

Visit the Grange aux Dîmes

– Explore the sumptuous 13th-century former merchants' house and its vaulted rooms.

– Enjoy an affordable guided audio tour with theatrical representations of medieval merchants and trades.

– Indulge in the local flavors of Provins, including honey, champagne, and medieval cookies.

Tasting of Local Products

– Savor the creamy Brie de Provins cheese, available at local stores and markets.

– Experience the taste of locally brewed craft beers at Brasserie Artisanale de Provins.

– Explore the fascinating Underground Galleries beneath Provins, showcasing medieval architecture.

The Underground Galleries

– Discover their historical significance in storing food, wine, and protecting inhabitants.

– Book your visit to the Underground Galleries, a testament to medieval engineering.

– Admire the impressive Romanesque architecture of the Church of Saint Quiriace.

The Church of Saint Quiriace

– Explore the beautiful interior with stained glass windows and medieval artwork.

– Don't miss the remarkable crypt, one of France's largest and best-preserved.

– Explore the extensive collection of the Museum of the City of Provins, showcasing the town's history and culture.

Discover the Museum of the City of Provins

– See ancient weapons, costumes, jewelry, and religious objects from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

– Discover the history of the medieval festival of Provins in the museum's dedicated section.

– Experience the medieval charm of the Place du Chatel in Provins.

Place du Chatel

– Admire the 16th-century Diana fountain, one of the city's oldest.

– Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and explore the weekly market.

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