Office de Tourisme de Provins

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Office de Tourisme de Provins

Office de Tourisme de Provins
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Welcome to the medieval town of Provins! Located only 1 hour from Paris, this fortified city is listed UNESCO World Heritage. Our tourist agents inform you 7 days a week. You can choose a Pass card, book a medieval show or an activity… Many services are at your disposal: welcome area with landscaped esplanade, sheltered picnic area, park and adventure playground for children, camper area, toilets, tourist train stop, souvenir shop, scale model of Provins, bread deposit and electric bike rental during the high season, post office. You will also find many information to discover our region, the Provinois, the Bassée-Montois and the Valllées des 2 Morin!
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,539 contributions
Essential first stop in Provins
Jul 2020 • Couples
I always recommend the tourist office as the first stop but in this town it is essential. They have a good free map - in English - and sell the tickets. Plenty of organised parking beside the entrance.
Written 16 July 2020
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teuchter1
Edinburgh, UK39 contributions
Very helpful staff
Jul 2018 • Family
Come here to pick up free maps and a discounted 'town pass' for many of the local attractions. The gift shop is good but expensive and there are toilets on the town side also for when school parties are in the picnin area.

Written 22 October 2018
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Tejas104
Paris, France67 contributions
They looked happy to see tourists
Aug 2018 • Solo
They looked happy to see people walk up to them and speak with them. This felt like a welcome change from Paris where tourists are taken for granted.
By all means, do Provins. The lady over there explained everything so nicely to me. Although I had gone prepared after reading reviews about Provins on tripadvisor, which are mostly positive and deservedly so, the way the staff explained everything to me, I could have managed my time equally well even without any preparation.
The town is small. It can be covered on foot. For the elderly or disabled there is a nice mini train.
The town is peaceful and its history not very difficult to grasp. To each his own. Many tourists like tower of Cesar. I liked it too. But the best to my eyes was Collegiate church right in front of the tower.

Provins has virtually no crowd! Far from the shoulder-rubbing touristy crowds in popular European destinations, this town gives you relief. It is serene. Many tourists have written about how calm they felt here and I totally agree with them.

TIPS:

Reach early. Preferably by 11:00 am you should be in the town.
*PLEASE check the timings with SNCF * but as per my knowledge as of today (15/8/2018), there is one train every hour at 46th minute from Gare de l'est that goes all the way to Provins (SNCF line P). So you should be catching a train at 9:46 am ideally which will get you to Provins at about 11:15.
In the return direction too there is a train every hour at 46th minute.

Tourism office is a little far from SNCF station but there are sign boards that will take you there.

Buy Provins museum pass. It costs 12 Euro per adult. It covers underground tunnels, Provins Musuem, Tithe Barn and Cesar Tower. In my view it is worth the money.
The pass is valid for one year. But one could enter a point of attraction only once in that year with the pass. If one lives in Paris or near by town, this means that he/she can space his/her multiple visits around a year and cover one or two of the four attractions at ease. Wonderful!
The pass also gets you marginal discount on other things like the little train, the medieval shows etc.

Navigo transport pass works if it covers zone5. It is a 1.5 hours journey on a pretty fast train. Yet Navigo covers it. Amazing!

Loungeville which is a few kms before Provins, is also a good point to stop. There is a nice railway museum there.
Written 15 August 2018
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MMM2001
San Jose, California648 contributions
Best way to start your visit; very informative
Feb 2018 • Couples
We drove in to Provins and the signs from the road made it easy to locate the Tourist Office. The woman working was very helpful in pointing everything out on a map and noting the opening times for each attraction. We arrived right around 10am, so we were able to see just about everything in the town by 4pm. We purchased the pass at the tourist office based on the recommendation of the woman working there. It is 12 euros, so if you're planning to visit at least three of the paid attractions, you break even. This is also where you need to buy your tickets and reserve your tour time for the subterranean tour (included in the pass). Tours are limited to 25 people and can sell out. The restrooms were relatively clean here as well.
Written 25 February 2018
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Savvy C
70 contributions
very helpful staff
Jul 2017 • Family
the staff here were able to direct us on how to get the tourist bus, the show timings within the town. it had a well-stocked shop where we were able to get some great souvenirs. the toilets in the area though not modern were clean and did not smell foul.
Written 16 October 2017
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Cheriiiiez
Vernouillet, France24 contributions
You have to pay 4€ to get in
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is my first time paying to visit the office tourism, it said 4€ when i get in, so i paid then I walk out to find something to eat , and then they change the price tag to 2€.... what....?
Written 23 September 2017
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alligin
Salen, UK65 contributions
Good staff and a nice picnic area
Jul 2017 • Family
Well signposted and easy to find when driving into Provin. It has plenty of parking available and basic, but clean toilets. There is a small play-park for the children set in a courtyard that includes a large oak framed covered picnic area with benches, a good place to have your lunch in the shade.
The information center has English speaking staff who are able to give very good information about Provin and the surrounding area. There are interactive displays and maps of the town and the usual leaflets.
There is also a shop attached selling some very good local produce, the cidre in particular was very good. From the shop it is a very easy and short walk to the main gate at Provin.
Written 20 August 2017
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Dick A
Cincinnati, OH57 contributions
Great experience
Jun 2017 • Couples
Took a train from Gard l'est to Province. Beautiful medieval city. Great day trip. At train station go to track 16 to find ticket booth to buy tickets. Trains leave every hour. We visited during a Medieval festival. Everyone dressed for the occasion. Amazing medieval fair.
Written 24 June 2017
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,109 contributions
Friendly and informative
May 2017 • Couples
The building is next to the main entrance to the oldest part of town, at the last stop of the minibus from the train station. Convenient, good info, nice souvenir shop and decent toilets.
Written 25 May 2017
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NickiandJohn
Adelaide, Australia13 contributions
signage abysmal
Apr 2017 • Couples
This would be the most difficult tourist office we have ever had to find. Signage completely inadequate. Only a few signboards coming from the railway station and then half way there, they just stop so good luck! Don't take notice of the tourist bus timetable as quite often it just does not arrive.
The tourist office itself is well equipped and staff very helpful. English is spoken and they agreed the signage needs to be amended as they say they receive many complaints.
Written 28 April 2017
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