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Provins Medieval Town : an easy day-trip from Paris


Provins is a smiling medieval town 70km south east of Paris, well known for its medieval fairs. Long time ago it was the capital of the powerful Counts of Champagne. Thanks to the counts’ protection and its strategic position the town became one of the main actors of the early development of international trade fairs and the wool industry in Europe, during the XIth and XIIIth centuries. While other European city-fairs were always located close to a harbor, Provins’ location was be very central, yes, but in the middle of nowhere. 

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