Provins, France
Provins is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. Provins, a town of medieval fairs, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. This amazing mediaeval town hosts a variety of activities to evoke its past from April to November every year Particularly popular are the displays of falconry on the impressive ramparts and the jousting shows.

Provins is well-known for its medieval fortifications, such as the Tour César (the Caesar Tower) and well- preserved city walls. The Tithe Barn just off the main square is an example of a building which served in these times as a covered market. In the Barn there are audio guided tours explaining the era of the Champagne Fairs and you can see the woollen cloth merchant, the Flemish merchant, the money changer, the letter writer and the Italian merchant amongst others.

Things to See & Do

* The Caesar Tower
* Saint Quiriace Collegiate Church
* Tithe Barn
* Underground galleries
* Castle Square

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 14.72 km²
Population – 13,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44