Provins tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The small town of Provins has retained a great deal of its medieval heritage, making it one of the most interesting towns to visit in the Paris region

Provins is situated in the Seine-et-Marne department and Paris region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Provins. For detailed visitor information see the Provins travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Provins include "recommended detour" and "heritage site".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Provins in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moret-sur-Loing at 41 km and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at 43 km.

Provins, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 35 km (direction south), in the Yonne department

Sens is an important regional centre dominated by the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the first...

See Sens guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

Moret-sur-Loing is a pleasant town with a historic centre close to Fontainebleau...

See Moret-sur-Loing guide
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Castle at 43 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of the most important classical style castles in...

See Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte guide


Castle at 47 km (direction west-south-west)

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal apartments at Fontainebleau, and the...

See Fontainebleau guide


at 54 km (direction north-west)

Meaux is visited because of its episcopal city, with a cathedral, chapter house and...

See Meaux guide

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Map of places to visit near Provins


Markets in and near Provins

  • Donnemarie-Dontilly: market Monday (16km)
  • Bray-sur-Seine: market Friday (17km)
  • Nogent-sur-Seine: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Villenauxe-la-Grande: market Friday (19km)
  • Nangis: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • La Ferte-Gaucher: market Sunday (25km)
  • Esternay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Villeneuve-la-Guyard: market Monday (30km)
  • Mormant: market Thursday (31km)
  • Pont-sur-Yonne: market Wednesday & Sunday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Provins, France

What to do at Provins? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Provins.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Chateau de Motte-Tilly (14km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale Saint Quiriace (Provins) (1km)
  • Eglises de Saint Loup (Saint-Loup-de-Naud) (7km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique de Marnay-sur-Seine (20km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (31km)
  • Entre Cour et Jardin (36km)
  • Jardins de Viels-Maisons (38km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (43km)
  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Traconne (28km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc des félins (big cats) (30km)

Geography and distances

Provins is in the Paris region of France at 47 kilometres from Melun, the department capital (general information: Provins is 77 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Provins

Canton: Provins

Arrondissement: Provins

Department: Seine-et-Marne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 77160

Distance to Provins

from Melun (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 77 km

from Calais: 285 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 508 km

from Strasbourg: 327 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Provins from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chalautre-la-Petite, Longueville, Mortery, Poigny, Rouilly, Saint-Brice, Sainte-Colombe, Soisy-Bouy, Sourdun and Vulaines-les-Provins.

This page in French: Visiter Provins