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La Tour Cesar, Provins
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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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TripAdvisor
  • I think it would be good to clean droppings of pigeon... Of all the way up, as there are grids can too enjoy the panorama... too bad because the view is beautiful.
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  • Built on a rocky spur this tower built several centuries ago had a primarily military role. Octagonal and square at its base, then we discover two paths to the watchtowers on the surrounding area. The claustrophobic should avoid this visit also very nice.
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  • Interesting tour but that lack of explanations as and extent of the visit. Attention to the stairs very very close to the top of the tower.
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  • 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. :)
  • Very nice Town with a very interessting Tower. This old ancient Town has a magic flair. You have to see!
  • Really cool!
  • Horps
  • A must see if you visit Provins. A magnificent 360 ° view.
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