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Provins tourism and travel guide

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Visit Provins: highlights and tourist information

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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".

Popular places to visit nearby include Moret-sur-Loing at 41 km and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte at 43 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Provins, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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

Sens

Sens

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

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

See Sens guide
Moret-sur-Loing

Moret-sur-Loing

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
 
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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...

See Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte guide
Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau

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

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal...

See Fontainebleau guide
Meaux

Meaux

at 54 km (direction north-west)

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

See Meaux guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Seine-et-Marne

Map of places to visit near Provins

 
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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)

More information about Provins, Paris

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)
 
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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

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