|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Christian Jacob|
|Area1||14.72 km2 (5.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||77379 / 77160|
86–168 m (282–551 ft)
(avg. 91 m or 299 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
- Administration 1
- History 2
- Sights 3
- Economy 4
- Notable people 5
- Twin towns 6
- See also 7
- References 8
- External links 9
Provins is not the largest city in the arrondissement, but it is the seat. The largest town is Montereau-Fault-Yonne.
The Saint Quiriace Collegiate Church is located here. The Empress Galla Placidia is said to have presented Ancona with the relics of Judas Cyriacus. However, the saint's head was situated at Provins, brought from Jerusalem by Henry I of Champagne, who built a church in this town to display it. It is still at the Saint Quiriace Collegiate Church, although construction work during the 12th century was never completed due to financial difficulties during the reign of Philippe le Bel. A dome was added in the 17th century, and the old families of Provins who lived in the upper town were called "Children of the Dome."
The police station (2010), a piece of contemporary architecture designed by Parisian architects Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois.
Two sets of caves underlie parts of the town. The first type were likely used to store food in the Middle Ages. The second, deeper, type contains Bronze and Iron Age graffiti.
Provins has important rose cultivation. It produces all sorts of foods from roses, and its main specialties are rose petal jam, Provinois rose honey and rose candy.
|Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
|UNESCO region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2001 (25th Session)|
Provins is the birthplace of:
- Marie Jules César Savigny (1777–1851), zoologist
- Maurice Hayot (1862–1945), violinist
- Dominique A (born 1968), songwriter and singer
- David Moncoutié (born 1975), retired road racing cyclist
Provins is the hometown of:
- Christian Jacob (born 1959), farmer and politician
Provins is twinned with:
- "Provins in the dark". Retrieved 8 April 2013.
- Digest, The Reader's (1978). The world's last mysteries. Montréal: Reader's Digest. p. 303.
- City council website (French)
- Champagne and Brie in Medieval History of Navarre
- http://www.provins.net/ (French)
- http://www.provins.org/ (English)
- http://www.provins-medieval.com/ (French)
- Provins photos (English)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (English)
- Ameller Dubois and Associates, architects of the Provins police station (French)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Provins (French)
- Map of Provins on Michelin (English)