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.

Walk The Walled City

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

– 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.

– 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.

– 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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