Underground galleries, Provins

Provins has many underground passageways (the ones you can see were dug out of a layer of tufa that appears at the base of the spur supporting the upper town). Upon entering theses passages via a low-vaulted room that was part of the old Hôtel-Dieu, look out for the historical graffiti (15C-19C) on the walls. Here, you can also learn about the different uses of these galleries - as a cellar, place of refuge, a meeting-place for freemasons etc.

Useful information

Address:

Chemin de Villecran, 77160 Provins

Phone:

+33 1 64 60 26 26

Price:

4.50 € (-12 years old 3 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10.30am-5pm, weekends and Bank Hols 10.30am-5.30pm; end Mar-end Jun: 4pm and 4.30pm, weekends and Bank Hols 10.30am-5.30pm; Sep-Nov: 4pm and 4.30pm, weekends and Bank Hols 10.30am-5.30pm; rest of year: 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec

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