Provins, a happy summer!

From July 16, 2014 to November 01, 2014
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Provins, a happy summer! Provins fr


Feast of Saint-Ayoul

July, 19th
We welcome you to a feast to savour delicious dish.
In the programme: juggling, dance, music, fire entertainment and farm animals for an unforgettable evening.
Menu: pork on the grill, selection of cold ham and pancakes for dessert.
Come in medieval costume!
Saturday 19 July 2014 from 7.30 p.m.
Place: on the place Saint-Ayoul in the Downtown.
Price: free entrance, except food.
Information: Provins Tourist Office: 00 33 1 64 60 26 26.

Ceramists and Potters' Market

July, 19th & 20th
Exhibition-sale by many professional potters to show their work as well as their craft through demonstrations and various activities.

The audience Prize!
Choose your favorite stand and win 5 purchase coupons of €30 per day.
Saturday 19 July from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Sunday 20 July from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: on the place du Châtel in the Upper Town.
Price: free entrance.
Information: Provins tourist office: 0033 1 64 60 26 26.


Provins by candlelight

August, 2nd
Enchantment, Emotion, Discovery… Two exceptional evenings to visit Provins in an unusual and magic way! Streets, shops, monuments and squares will sparkle brilliantly.

  • Illumination of the the Caesar's Tower.
    Price: €2,80 - free for children under 5.
  • Opening and jazz concert in the Provins Rose Garden from 9 p.m.
    Price: for the day: adult €6,50 - free for children 12 years of age and under.
    From 9 p.m. : free entrance for people wearing a pink top, if not €3.
  • Evening show “Fire horses" ("Crins de feu”) produced by Equestrio
    In the shadows of the centuries-old-ramparts, close to the Saint-Jean gate. "Our horses will appear in the candlelight, full of charm and poetry, and always amazing. Flames will flow forth, and our fire horses will astonish you with equestrian acrobatic feats and stunts. The sparks and flashes will be a delight for your eyes, as thousands of flames shine brightly."
    At 9.30 p.m. and 11 p.m. - Lasts: 25 min.
    Prices: Adults €6,50 - children €3,50 - free for children under 5 .
  • Thematic and animated guided tours: "Fantasy Creatures in the Middle Ages"
    Departure from 10 p.m. from the Saint-Jean's gate. - Lasts: 1 hour and a half.
    Prices: Adults €8,50 - children (5-12 years old) €5 - free for children under 5.
    Limited sized groups. Obligatory booking to company GTS: 0033 6 50 30 43 67 to 5 p.m., or on the spot the D-day.
  • Tails in the Underground Galleries
    In these fantastic places, your guide will take you to wonderful and enchanted words.
    Planned departures from 6.30 p.m. - Lasts 1h.
    Prices: Adults €8,50 - children (5-12 years old) €5 - free for children under 5.
    Limited sized groups. Obligatory booking to company GTS: 00 33 6 50 30 43 67 to 5 p.m., or on the spot the D-day.
  • Combination ticket for the thematic and animated guided tours and the tails in the Underground Galleries
    Adults €15 - children (5-12 years old) €8 - free for children under 5.

Harvest festival

August, 30th & 31st
In these days of mechanized farming, customs tend to die out unless every effort is made to keep them alive.
In 2014 the Harvest Festival turns 44 about the theme: "International Year of Family Farming".
It is the oldest annual folk celebration which has been held in Ile de France without any interruption for more than forty years.
The festival is a unique event because it takes place in the city streets, as it did in older days.
In the programme: parade of wheat-decorated floats, ancient cars & tractors, folk dancing and old-style threshing, jazz & world music, funfair, etc.
Saturday, 30th from 3 p.m. and Sunday, 31st from 10 a.m.
Place: in the streets of the Upper Town.
Prices: Entrance to the festival only, €10. Entrance to the festival + monuments: to be confirmed. Free for children under 12 years of age and under. Free entrance on Saturdays.
Information: Provins tourist office: 00 33 1 64 60 26 26.



Heritage Days

September, 20th & 21st
Inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage, the town of Provins takes part in French Heritage Days each year.
Programme to be confirmed.
Prices: free and paying activities.

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