Unique Christmas 2018 in Provins

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Published by Tatiana D. · Updated on 7 February 2020 at 11h24 · Published on 24 November 2018 at 16h20
On December 15 and 16, 2018, Provins invites you to come along and discover the magic of Christmas of yesteryear. On the menu: Christmas Market, living nativity scenes, shows, Santa Claus’ steam train and many other uncommon or traditional animations.

Set only 1-hour drive from Paris, the beautiful medieval city of Provins welcomes families on December 15 and 16, 2018 for its 9th year in a row of a unique and magic Christmas filled with emotions... and novelties!

On the menu:

Medieval Christmas Market
The Gardes-Foires de Champagne association organizes a medieval Christmas Market with troubadours, jugglers and fire-eater with an auction sale of medieval equipment and traditional bal.
Place du Châtel and Place St Quiriace
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free admission

Magic forest at the water park
New this year, you have a mission: find Santa Claus who hide in an underwater forest set in the beds of the outdoor pool!
Centre aquatique du Provinois
Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
€4.70 per adult, €2.90 per child

Tales at the Tour César
Another novelty this year, come and listen to stories, tales, music and other entertainments happening at the dungeon...
Tour César
Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Auction sale of medieval equipment
This the occasion to find some goldies. Armors, swords, jewels, camping equipment,… You’re likely to find everything to make amateurs and collectors happy.
Courtyard of the Hotel de Savigny
Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Medieval Bal
Learn the steps of medieval dances with the Danserons de Thibaud de Champagne. Be ready to know everything about French medieval dances.
School playground, rue du palais
Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Saint Francis living nativity scene
This show returns on Saint Francis of Assisi who, as a young child, used to accompany his father, a rich Italian draper, to the Fairs in Provins and he was the first to recreate a nativity scene in 1223 near Greccio. Not less than 50 actors, an ox, a donkey, a wolf, sheep, a falcon, shepherd dogs, mages’ camels and Christmas carols, don’t miss this historical staging.
St Quiriace colegiate
Saturday at 2 p.m., 3:15p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Sunday at 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Free admission (within the number of places available)

Guided tour: “Celebration in the Middle Age”
Discover how catholic celebrations and pagan rites used to fill men and women’s daily lives in the Middle Age.
Departing from the Tourist Office
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
About 1h30
€8/adult – €5/child (4 to 12 years old)
Limited number of places – Mandatory online reservation

“The Wedding of Blanche de Castille” banquet
This unique show stages the banquet of the prestigious wedding of M. Le Comte’s daughter to the Duke of Bretagne. Come and discover the seat you could have had and what you could have eaten. A hot drink is served at the end of the show.
Grange aux dîmes
Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
1 hour
€9.90/adult – €6.90/child (4 to 12 years old)
Limited number of places – Mandatory online reservation

World crib exhibition
From December 1 to 22, 2018, come along and discover a wonderful collection of world crib through this exhibition hosted by a group of volunteers.
Hotel de Savigny
Free admission

Camps and games
At the Amici d’Orbais camp, princesses and knights can try themselves to wooden games, throwing game, horse shoes, rings, mini catapults, shooting games and archery, quintain…
At the foot of the Tour César
Free admission
Charged animations: archery and pony rides

Natural ice skating ring of 420m²
Put on your skating shoes, come and skate on the ice skating rink set in the open air in front of the Centre Culturel et Sportif Saint Ayoul.
Inauguration on December 7 with Philippe Candeloro.
Opening hours: every day from December 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019 
€5/ adult – €4/child (4 to 12 years old) – shoes location included

Gourmet Christmas Market and Christmas entertainment down town
The gourmet market is THE place to be to enjoy champagne, sweets, crepes, foie gras and other sweet treats... The Jules Verne carousel and Santa Claus’ chalet are here for children’s greatest happiness. Chocolate makers, jugglers and street circus roam the streets of the city center.
Maréchal Leclerc square and streets of the city center
Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission

Told visits “Legends and Believes”
Enter the enchanting universe of the Middle-Age with its stories of witches, fairies, ogres and dragons… Between truths and lies, discover the legends and believes of our ancestors thanks to a strange character… the wolf leader. He’ll walk you out, only if you succeed in the 7 steps! Above all, keep you eyes on him or you’ll haunt the place!
Saturday at  2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
45 minutes
€9.90/adult – €6.90/child (4 to 12 years old)
Limited number of places – Mandatory online booking

Santa Claus’ steam train
Let yourself aboard Santa Claus’ steam locomotive followed by his historical wagon (1910-1930) for a true travel through time! An excellent opportunity to discover the train rotunda housing a wide collection of steam locomotives, cars and wagons telling a century of railway.
Opening hours: only on Sunday December 16
Departing from the Provins railway station at 1:30 p.m.
Returning at about 5 p.m.
€25/adult, to €10/child, free for the youngest
+33 (0)1 64 08 60 62. Online booking form

Provins Rose Garden
It’s by the fire of the Rose Garden that you’ll be welcomed from Friday afternoon. Visitors or regulars of this remarkable place can warm up and enjoy hot drinks, pick the first Christmas roses as well as Holidays presents.
Rue des Prés
Friday December 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Monday 17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free admission

Do not hesitate to check Provins official website to see all the entertainments provided and to plan your super weekend on December 15 and 16!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 15 December 2018 to 16 December 2018



    77160 Provins
    77160 Provins

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