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The Saint-Jean's Gate and The Ramparts

77160 Provins, France
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Step back in time

A great view from the ramparts which once circled medieval Provins. It must have been magnificent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ShaneABurke
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Melbourne, Australia
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Nice walk

À Nice médiéval walk around the city. Really, a rare sensation that we have travelled back in time... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
peggy p
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Athens, Greece
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“medieval city” (4 reviews)
“nice walk” (2 reviews)
“train station” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great view from the ramparts which once circled medieval Provins. It must have been magnificent 800 years ago, imposing and powerful. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and let your imagination run wild. From the ramparts you can wander into the old quarter. Lots to...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

À Nice médiéval walk around the city. Really, a rare sensation that we have travelled back in time. Interesting ... very interesting

Thank peggy p
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Saint-Jean's Gate and the ramparts provided us excellent views into the medieval past of Provin. We let our imagination wander while we walked up the lanes from the train station to the Gate, walked outside along a portion of the perimeter, and then atop the...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Provins is a walled medieval city, so it has a gate which is a nice structure and it is still in great condition, the walls (the ramparts) are all around the city and you can go up the stairs and take a look at the...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Loved Provins on the whole and this gate adds to its charm. Good spot to take a picture. Be sure to walk through it and explore the other side of the city

Thank DJGokarn
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

You can access the top of the gate/ramparts via multiple staircases on the interior of the wall. Very beautiful view of the country side. For me it was essential part of my visit to walk on the ramparts of the medieval city.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The older (9 and 12) kids loved walking along the ramparts, but there were a lot of stairs to go up and down so our five-year-old got a bit tired. Beautiful views of the countryside and the kids all said this was one of their...More

Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

After walking through the excellent Tourust Information place we headed for St Jean's Gate and then followed the ramparts around to the Jouy Gate. The ramparts were impressively restored and it really gave the scale of the town's defences. At each gate there were steps...More

1  Thank MarcusHurley
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

It's not a huge spot to visit ,just a small walk would suffice. Free to go on top of it, but what left there is merely a 300 m ish relic.

Thank Yuki Z
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Provins, World Heritage site, has lovely ramparts and preserved medieval town where fairs used to take place. There's a nice view from the ramparts over the surrounding country. We visited in April morning and it was nice and peaceful.

Thank Tina Q
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