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Les Souterrains de Provins

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Charismatic tour guide, interesting history

I enjoyed learning about the history of the caves beneath the city, although I felt the tour could... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
danielas174
Great tour to discover the past of Provins

One of the most original tours in Provins. As we visited the are in winter, many attractions were... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Matias P
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2 Aug 2018
“Why in French only?!?”
8 Oct 2017
“Despite the effort of the guide....”
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Originally these galleries were used as a quarry to extract a special type of fuller's earth for degreasing wool cloth (the wool cloth had a renowned deep blue almost black color and was much in demand during the Middle Ages). Once the cavities had...more
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3 rue Saint Thibault, 77160 Provins, France
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Pity, as it could have been an interesting tour once one knew what the guide was talking about. They only have English-speaking guides at weekends and only for limited times.. with so many foreigners coming to this lovely city, they should have thought about it!!!and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Franeczka
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The most boring 45 minutes imaginable. The guide was good at entertaining the children and deserves credit for this. But if you are an adult then compared to all the marvellous sights and places France has to offer this is dismal. A series of tunnels...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank never2late
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting visit for adults but the youngsters were bored and didn't like the dark caves very much. However the guided tour was included in our £35 family pass (4 attractions in provins for 2adults and 2 children) and didn't break the bank. It took approx...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We vizited the underground gallery on Tuesday and the guide was only in French. We did not understand nothing. If you planed to vizit this place and if you don't speak French, better go in the weekend when there's a tour in English

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank yankovelkov
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Waited for an English tour. What followed was a ghastly imprisonment underground with a guide who read from a book and tried to speak English. I am confident the tour was no better in French. There were some words about the tunnels' graffiti, and free...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rebecca h
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This visit was really worth it! The guide was great and the facts were interestingly presented to the audience! Furthermore, the stories about the franc-maçon were fascinating! Do not skip this attraction!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 250quentinv
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We purchased tickets at the tourist office for an English tour without really knowing what we had booked! The guide was very informative on the history of the town and how the chalk quarried from these underground tunnels had such an impact. Firstly as building...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank B9889XIpauls
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I enjoyed learning about the history of the caves beneath the city, although I felt the tour could have been better paced as the guide talked for long periods of time while we just stood there in the cold. All in all, very interesting and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank danielas174
Reviewed 2 March 2017

One of the most original tours in Provins. As we visited the are in winter, many attractions were closed so we decided to visit the souterrains of the city. You can only visit them with a guided tour which is included if you have a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Matias P
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Once underground there is no escape so one must listen to the most turgid of talks from a guide who droned on oblivious to the fact that most of her audience seemed to have switched off. We were longing for escape long before the tour...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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