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Les Souterrains de Provins

3 rue Saint Thibault, 77160 Provins, France
+33 1 64 60 26 26
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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 1 week ago
Daniela S
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 1 March 2017
Matias P
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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 been dug out, they became hiding-places, storerooms and also meeting places for various gatherings - some freemasons. Graffiti inscriptions, including Masonic symbols, testify to this. Guided tour only with 25 persons maximum for your own safety and to preserve the undergrounds. To be booked when purchasing ticket at the Tourist Office or in the monuments (except museum).
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3 rue Saint Thibault, 77160 Provins, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Daniela S
Reviewed 1 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

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

Thank ScottishVoyageur
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The tour takes you under the houses in the lower part of the upper town. Tours must be booked at the tourist office at the top of town (only one open in September) and there were no tours in English. It is a fascinating trip...More

2  Thank ElaineRy
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A must see if you want to understand how worked the city in medieval times. Guides explain well the economy and history of this period

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The caves/tunnels are interesting, but we didn't have any idea what was going on. I know that we were well outside of the tourist areas of Paris, but a taped guide that we could listen to in different languages other than French would have been...More

Thank Geralyn K
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We spent the day in Provins, and after seeing other attractions, this one fell flat. We've seen basements in cathedrals, wine houses, and even in Provins. For this one, there was a 45 minute tour. However, it was mostly a talk by the guide. We...More

1  Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The history side is interesting but it was a long talk about it at the beginning of the tour!. They could have broken it into two parts, one at the beginning and shorter and one at the end. Be on a rubber or flat shoes....More

1  Thank Phoebe D
Reviewed 11 July 2016

God Tour, the place is very interesting because you get to walk trough the souterrains where the people slept and stored goods etc hundreds of years ago, it is a nice place to visit and something you don't see everyday. There are tours in French...More

1  Thank maria19732015
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We bought the Provins Pass at the tourist office, which includes entry to the Tariff/Tithe Barn, the Cesar Tower, the Underground Gallery, and the museum for 12 Euro... great way to hit all the major Provins elements.It was a bit of a hike from the...More

Thank RCraigCollins
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