Provins Day Trip From Paris

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Travel back to the Middle Ages and discover a world of medieval architecture and knights in armor on this day trip to Provins from Paris. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Provins at your leisure, and admire its many protected buildings and monuments. Visit the 13th-century merchant's house and César Tower’s dungeon, where ancient graffiti lines dark, underground tunnels. Climb the ramparts for fine views, learn of medieval trades like pottery and stonemasonry. Then, catch a performance of the ‘Eagle of the Ramparts’ equestrian and falconry show.
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  • All entrance fees included
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Hop aboard your luxury air-conditioned coach in central Paris in the morning. Then, take your seat for the 1.5-hour drive to the UNESCO-listed town of Provins, an ancient settlement home to some of the finest medieval and Renaissance architecture in Europe.
On arrival, wander the ancient cobblestone streets at your leisure and explore the town’s 58 protected monuments. Visit historical sites including the César Tower and its octagonal dungeon, and discover medieval graffiti on the walls of subterranean tunnels.
With your audio guide in hand, step inside a 13th-century merchant's house to learn about medieval crafts including pottery and stonemasonry, then head out along the 12th-century ramparts for fine views over the town and surrounding countryside.
After lunch in one of the local cafés or restaurants (own expense), catch a performance of the 'Eagle of the Ramparts' equestrian and falconry show. Marvel at the graceful horses and the aerial prowess of the magnificent birds of prey, and don’t forget to capture the action on camera.
When the time comes, hop back aboard your coach for the return journey to central Paris, where your day trip concludes.
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Inclusions for Provins Day Trip From Paris

  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets and Grange aux Dîmes tour with audio-guide
  • Self-guided visit of Tour César
  • Eagles of the Ramparts show
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Exclusions for Provins Day Trip From Paris

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please be at the office at 8:45am, 30 minutes prior to the departure time

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The place was lovely, it seems quite small but there's a lot to see, I recommend not to miss the rapace's birds show and buy some rose honey.
    The day trip includes 1 general entrance to the museums and the bus...the bus is not direct though we have to stop to drop people at Fontainebleau in the way there and back. It didn't bother me a lot but it would have been nice to be given a map and some advice to visit, fortunately we found the tourist office who provide us the necessary to see where to go.

  • Provins is an amazing place to visit. The village is stunning, the falconry show left us in awe and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our only complaint would be not enough time to see everything.

  • I loved Provins! History is a major interest of mine, and Medieval times especially so! The town was really neat, not too crowded, and the townspeople were really friendly. My French is very basic, but I got a little lost for a time and a lovely French lady went out of her way to help me get back on track. The Raptor show on the ramparts was amazing, I loved it all, but the dialogue was all in French, so unfortunately although I understood some of it, a lot escaped me! Perhaps, we could have been given translations to take away with us. My major complaints are: the trip was to be about 1 1/2 hour from Paris, but obviously there were only a small group for Provins, and they put us with a larger group , necesssitating a longer bus ride. We dropped them off, before going on to Provins, and had to pick them up at another destination on the way back to Paris. There was no guide with us and we were dropped off, with no real idea of how to proceed. We should have been given maps of the town, earlier on the bus, and we could have prepared ourselves better. I had assumed we would be back in Paris much earlier, and as a result, I missed dinner with family, and had to go out on my own. In spite of all that however, I did enjoy my day!

  • My husband and I really enjoyed our day trip to Provins. It's certainly worth the visit. The town is lovely, not too obviously tourist-centric, and offered interesting things to see, including the Grange aux Dimes make sure you get the audio guide, otherwise it would be very uninformative, the museum and the walk up to the bell tower of the Tour Cesar. If you go up to the bell tower, be aware that the stairs are uneven, in poor repair, and the stairwell is so narrow that I had to take my shoulder bag off and hold it in front of me and I'm on the small side of average. You should be relatively fit and sure-footed to attempt that last climb. The highlight of our visit was the Eagles of the Ramparts show: it was truly spectacular. It's held outside in an amphitheatre and it was raining during our visit, so if you go during similar weather conditions it would be good to have something waterproof to put on the wooden seats, because there's no shelter and you're sitting there for 50 minutes.

    It would have been VERY HELPFUL, when receiving our tickets on the bus, for someone to have explained that our single ticket covered the Grange, the museum and the Tower, and the little piece of paper that looked like a receipt was actually the ticket for the entry to the Eagles of the Ramparts show. It took us a while to figure it out. We were driven to the bus stop and simply dropped off with a reminder to be back there by 4:00. Not very good customer care, in our view.

    It is early May and there were only 13 people on the bus, five of us who were going to Provins and the other nine going to Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleu. I assume that in high season, each tour would have its own dedicated bus and I understand that it was a cost-saving decision to combine these two groups of clients. Having said that, those of us going to Provins had significant time added to our travel on the bus because we dropped the other passengers off before arriving at Provins and then picked them up afterward before returning to Paris. This meant much less time in Provins for us than if we'd driven directly to and from Paris. It took about 45 minutes to drive from Vaux le Vicomte to Provins in the morning, and over an hour to drive from Provins to Fontainebleu in the afternoon.

    A note to those going to Provins: the washrooms in the Tourist Bureau were out of service. One of the public toilets was a squatter the other that we found was a toilet with no seat so in effect, it was a squatter, too! and neither had any toilet paper nor an obvious spot for a toilet paper holder, so I assumed that was the status quo. So be sure to have lots of tissues with you and plan your time accordingly, because the public toilets are limited in number and there are none available in the three places included in the visit.

    Would I go again? Yes. Would I be better prepared? Oh, yes!

  • Would be excellent if you could speak French. Our driver could not understand English, so when the bus stopped at the first stop some people did not know if they were to get off or not. The ticket did advise which stop to get off but not everyone reads a ticket completely. When we reached Provins we were just pointed in the direction to the entrance and the time to return. That was it, we had no idea where the shows were or which was the oldest part of the town. On our way out we found the tourist information centre, which would have been great if we knew where it was when we first arrived. As the bird show was on the ramparts we followed the medieval walls around until we found the right spot. The birds were excellent but the majority of the audience couldn't understand anything being said and as they have different scenarios we could only watch the magnificent birds and not know, what was probably, interesting stories. Lovely medieval town but would have liked a map, instead of walking around aimlessly. Will have to learn French if I go on that trip again!

  • The travel time was longer than expected as the coach had a different group to drop off first and collect in the afternoon. The trip was excellent, only seven on this tour. Unfortunately the Tilth Barn was not open until later in the afternoon so we could not visit. Still the falcon show was excellent and being so quiet we all had the experience of having a couple sit on our arms. Worth visiting the medieval city if you have a spare day in Paris. I recommend this tour.

  • This tour is actually an independent tour with the tour fees covering transportation, entrance ticket for Cezar Tower, and ticket for the falconry show. The transport time is approximately 2 hours from Paris to Provins, with one stop to let off another tour group. We arrived around 11 am and was scheduled to return to the bus at 4 pm so you have about 5 hours to tour the area. I would plan ahead and consider how you want to organize your time- the falconry show is a must and its scheduled at 2:30 pm and last until 3:30 so then you have a half hour to get back to the bus and ready for the return trip. I took the trolley tram - its sort of like a hop on and hop off tram. I enjoyed it as it went around the upper town- the tram tour is about a half hour. I would have stayed on it for a second go around, but the driver took his lunch break. The shops also close from lunch from 12 ish to 1:30 ish - very France! It was a pleasant day and not too taxing. Its an interesting town to go back to the medieval days.

  • More communication would of been nice. Boarding location moved but was easy to find.

  • Worth doing, just to get Provins and see the falconry show. No will guidance or info given. You were dropped off and picked up and the rest was on your own. Would have liked more info we Provins and a timeframe in which to see things. We didn't have time for lunch because of not realizing how long the show would be,etc.

  • I only recommend this tour because I attended the The Age of the Ramparts a terrific show
    The town was a disappointment. Very little to see and do

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