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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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Interesting for adults, kids were bored

Interesting visit for adults but the youngsters were bored and didn't like the dark caves very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MimiHammond
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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May be it is interested place, but the tour was only in French

We vizited the underground gallery on Tuesday and the guide was only in French. We did not... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Yanko V
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank MimiHammond
Reviewed 14 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

Thank Yanko V
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

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!

Thank Quentin V
Reviewed 29 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

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 10 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

1  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
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