Provins, Paris

After touring Fontainebleau palace we headed for another World Heritage Site, Provins. It got the status in 2001. The city prospered in 12th and 13th centuries, under the Counts of Champagne, with its wool industry and its trading fairs.

The route from google maps, that we covered while on a day tour from Paris.

Provins is less crowded, a huge contrast just 50 miles away from the commercialized Paris! Loitering there, it was fun to imagine living back in medieval times. We spent time doing a walking tour, visited a beautiful church and the Caesar’s tower. Luckily we had the car and so drove up the steep hill to the old city of Provins. On the way we saw some tourists making their way up on foot. There is a little train that goes around the old town, you need to pay once and use it for the rest of the day. The city is virtually untouched; part of undamaged city walls can be seen.

This is the view from Caesar’s tower. Once upon a time this tower functioned as watch tower, prison, bell tower and also as a place of military retreat. The view is breath taking, I am sure you will agree with me.

A lone window in the tower; I liked how the creepers grew around it, reminding me of the fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’.

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23 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    pretty cottages and streets!

  2. Very nice pictures! Holiday-like! 😉

    Greetings from The Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Such a lovely place and awesome views! I do agree with the "sleeping beauty" comparison! Wonderful captures for the day, Indrani, as always!

  4. George says:

    What a pretty little town to visit. The view from the tower is amazing, and I also like the wooden building in your second photo.

  5. I love the scenery here!

  6. Kalantikan says:

    Wow what a lovely town, am always amazed with the way they were able to preserve this heritage buildings. I've been to Strasbourg and La Petite, France, maybe there are similarities in structures there. Thanks for the small tour, as i might not be able to see that place in this lifetime.

  7. Regina says:

    Beautiful scnes!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week.

    Regina

  8. Ruchira says:

    Its a dream to go to France !And I would love to go to little unexplored corners and villages !
    Loved your post !

  9. Arija says:

    Thank you for taking us on this charming tour of the place.

  10. ladyfi says:

    What gorgeous scenery. That last shot is delightful!

  11. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, it is a lovely town! The views are beautiful. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing your tour.

  12. Nice photos 🙂 I wish to visit someday France 😉

  13. Gary says:

    Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  14. Dana says:

    I love the tower. It reminds me a fairytale. 🙂

  15. Looks like something out of a fairy tale.

  16. Fun60 says:

    Wonderful buildings. Great to imagine just how much history has gone before you in that town.

  17. Thanks for showing these quaint annd beautiful places with crisp description and apt pictures that I may not see in real in my life time.

  18. magiceye says:

    Beautifully preserved!
    Lovely captures!

  19. Beautiful post.
    Fantastic photos.
    I admit I do not know of this historic town.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

  20. What a wonderful time you had in that quaint little place. Beautiful photographs to go with. Incidentally Google Reader is still working. Alternatives need to be explored.

  21. beautiful!!! its like a fairy tale town!

  22. The last picture is a beauty! The view IS breathtaking.

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