The Cesar Tower of Provins

The Cesar Tower of Provins

A 12th century dungeon, the Cesar Tower is the symbol of the power of Provins and the Counts of Champagne in the Middle Ages!

The Cesar Tower, historical monument of the medieval town of Provins

Rue de la Pie
77160 Provins






The Cesar Tower is the emblematic monument of the medieval city of Provins and a concentrate of history!
This 12th century keep is impressive both in size and shape!

It is also called the “Grosse Tour”, served as a watchtower, a refuge and a prison.
Prisoners were locked up in the turrets and dungeons, narrow and sometimes into total darkness …
Today it houses the bells of the collegiate church of Saint-Quiriace and still rings twice: 5mn before and on the hour.

Before you reach the sumptuous 17th century roof structure, you will pass through the vaulted guards’ room, the room known as the “Governor’s Office”, very luxurious with its fireplace and especially its individual latrines, the “Pâté aux Anglais”, and finally the covered way to protect against bad weather and attacks.
Once you have climbed up all the floors, you will enjoy the splendid view of the whole of Provins and its surrounding countryside!

When you come back down the spiral staircase that will certainly make you dizzy, don’t miss the lower room, the last step before the return to daylight…

Nocturnal illumination of the tower, sublimely enhanced by new LED lighting, in an ecological and economical approach.

Cultural highlights not to be missed (subject to change):

• Saturday 6 July and Saturday 20 July 2024: Provins by Candlelight : two absolutely magical evenings to discover the medieval town of Provins in an unusual way (from 7 p.m.)!
The Cesar’s Tower will be illuminated with more than 700 candles from 8.30 p.m. until midnight.

Complete programme soon available in the “Agenda

Schedules, Welcome conditions & Prices

Information and welcome conditions subject to change.

• Up to 7 January 2024: daily from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• From 8 January to 29 March: weekends from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – weekdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – special opening from 10 to 23 February, weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• From 30 March to 3 November: daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• From 4 November to 31 December: weekends and public holidays from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – weekdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Annual closure: 1 January and 25 December.

• Included in the Pass Provins
• Ticket for the monument only: adult 5 € – child (4-12 years old) 3 € – free for under 4 years old.
• CB payment accepted.

Length: about 35 min.
Last admission 15 min. before the closure of the monument.
Free visit.

Access: rue de la Pie.

Please note that animal friends are not allowed in the monuments, nor on the sites of the shows, nor during the major events.

Buy your tickets onsite or online

The Cesar Tower is included in the Pass Provins
But you can buy the ticket for the monument only, onsite at the entrance or online.
Once the date has been chosen, the 10 a.m., 10.30 a.m. or 2 p.m. times that appear simply correspond to the opening times of the monument.
Your ticket is valid for the whole day or half-day.


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