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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.







Provins - Medieval Town - Bed & Breakfast


Our Bed & Breakfast, Au Domélia Provinois.

Quiet. Clean. Not too expensive. Nice welcome. Wonderful setting.

www.audomelia.com

Provins - Medieval Town - Bed & Breakfast


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).

Provins - Medieval Town - Bed & Breakfast


It's a mere 20mn drive to Provins (nearly a straight line).







Provins - Medieval Town - Tour Notre-Dame-du-Val (belfry)


The medieval town of Provins.
At the foot of the Notre-Dame-du-Val belfry

Provins - Medieval Town - Tour César (keep)

Upper town. We can see the tip of the medieval keep (Tour César).

Provins - Medieval Town - Collégiale Saint-Quiriace [collegiate church)


Collégiale Saint-Quiriace (collegiate church).







Provins - Medieval Town - Tour César (keep)


Tour César.
As seen from the Place (square) Saint-Quiriace.

Provins - Medieval Town - Tour César (keep)


Tour César.
Reminds me of "The Name of the Rose" (Umberto Eco).

Provins - Medieval Town - Collégiale Saint Quiriace (collegiate church)


Collégiale Saint Quiriace.
Taken from the keep (Tour César).







Provins - Medieval Town - Tour César (keep)


The keep, as we walked towards the Place du Châtel.

Provins - Medieval Town - City walls


The walls of Provins.
From the Porte (gate) Saint-Jean.

Provins - Medieval Town - City walls

At the foot of the city walls.







Provins - Medieval Town - City walls


The city walls swallowed by the mist. Very poetic.

Provins - Medieval Town - Rue de Jouy


Rue de Jouy and the medieval gate at the far end.