PROVINS (south of Paris)
A walk through the MEDIEVAL TOWN
On my way from Paris (where I dropped a few paintings - the traffic is just insane) we decided to take a break and go for a walk through the mists of time.
Our Bed & Breakfast, Au Domélia Provinois. Quiet. Clean. Not too expensive. Nice welcome. Wonderful setting. www.audomelia.com
The bed & breakfast is a converted 16th c. farm which once belonged to the nearby castle (built at Henri 4th's instigation for one of his many concubines).
It's a mere 20mn drive to Provins (nearly a straight line).
The medieval town of Provins. At the foot of the Notre-Dame-du-Val belfry
Upper town. We can see the tip of the medieval keep (Tour César).
Collégiale Saint-Quiriace (collegiate church).
Tour César. As seen from the Place (square) Saint-Quiriace.
Tour César. Reminds me of "The Name of the Rose" (Umberto Eco).
Collégiale Saint Quiriace. Taken from the keep (Tour César).
The keep, as we walked towards the Place du Châtel.
The walls of Provins. From the Porte (gate) Saint-Jean.
At the foot of the city walls.
The city walls swallowed by the mist. Very poetic.
Rue de Jouy and the medieval gate at the far end.