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La Tour Cesar, Provins

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Historic Site Landmark
Built on a rocky edge at the beginning of the 12th century, La Tour Cesar protects the former Earl’s Palace and dominates the valley. The building itself gives you a glimpse of the everyday life at the tower eight centuries ago, and the view from the top offers an enchanting landscape view. Be warned that climbing the stairs is no short task, and the passageway can become quite narrow.

In addition, La Tour Cesar is a strong symbol of power for the Earls of Champagne. The keep’s highly complex layout gives it a unique and colossal appearance, making it one of the most original stately dwellings of its time. It used to be a watchtower, a prison, a bell tower, and a place of military retreat. Before you head to Provins, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Provins itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Provins has to offer, including La Tour Cesar.
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  • The trip to the top was a bit tiring. However it was definitely worth it! The view was stunning. You could see the entire of Provins and more! Totally a great tower!  more »
  • The main event of my visit to Provins was climbing Tour Cesar. Each level was even more interesting than the next, and reading about the tumultuous history of the tower made quite an impression.  more »
  • It is worth visiting, to see the interior architecture and the view from different levels. Note that the last climb is such a narrow staircase that some overweight tourists could get stuck...  more »
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  • One of the most famous monument in the Proven. It has never used for defending purposes but as a jail and a governer office. The stuff selling tickets is very friendly and there are no lines ( even no people ). The best view on the city is there.
  • I'm sure this is interesting to see in the summer time but dont bother going in the winter. The tourist locations in the old city are only open from 2pm to 5pm. Makes me wonder why they even bother.
  • Great views on the area. Great efforts made for some historical comprehension of the place. No need to be claustrophobic if you want to go up in the tower. But really, just do it. :)
  • Nice place, very old construction. Really takes you back in time
  • Amazing castle from 11th century preserved in a great condition.

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