The Underground Galleries of Provins

The Underground Galleries of Provins

The Underground Galleries are certainly the most mysterious places in Provins!

The Underground Galleries, historical monument of Provins

3 rue Saint-Thibault
77160 Provins






As far as we know, very few documents are available which could throw light on the existence and precise use of the Underground Galleries.

Many questions still remain unanswered. Nevertheless, various assumptions have been made thanks to historical cross-checks and observations.

Originally these galleries were probably used as a quarry to extract a specific type of fuller’s earth for degreasing woollen cloth.
We know that the cloth industry flourished in Medieval Provins, and the needs of the local fullers must therefore have been considerable.

Once the cavities had been dug out, the town’s inhabitants put them to a variety of uses. They became hiding places, storerooms during the Champagne Fairs or places of worship. And some of the graffiti inscriptions suggest that they were used by the town’s freemasons

The undergrounds go very far and you will only visit a small part of them… so to avoid getting lost, follow the guide for a fascinating tour!

Departures in groups of 25 people maximum, for safety and preservation of the site.

Our advice:
The temperature being constant at 13°, bring a piece of clothing to cover your shoulders, especially in summer!

Schedules, Welcome conditions & Prices

Information and welcome conditions subject to change.
English guided tour
• From 30 March to 5 July 2024: weekends, public holidays and extra days at 2.30 p.m.
• From 6 July to 1 September:  weekends, public holidays and extra days at 2.30 p.m. – weekdays at 2 p.m.
• From 2 September to 3 November: weekends, public holidays and extra days at 2.30 p.m.

Please notice that French guided tour departures are available all year long

• Included in the Pass Provins
• Ticket for the monument only: adult 6 € – chid (4-12 years old) 4 € – free for under 4 years old.
• CB payment accepted.

Length: about 45 min.
Last admission 15 min. before the closure of the monument.
Guided visit.

Special conditions:
Reservation is highly recommended, specifying the day and time wanted:
– after purchase of your ticket on 33 (0) 1 64 60 26 26,
– at your arrival at the Tourist Office or in the monuments (except Museum of Provins).

Access: 3 rue Saint-Thibault.

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

Buy your tickets online

The guided tour of the Underground Galleries of Provins is included in the Pass Provins
But you can buy the ticket for the monument only:


0033 1 64 60 26 26

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