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Provins

(prôvăN`), town (1993 est. pop. 12,200), Seine-et-Marne dept., N central France. It is a tourist and commercial center. Built by the Romans on a rocky height, it was (11th–13th cent.) a prosperous trade hub and the site of one of the great fairs of ChampagneChampagne
, historic region and former province, NE France, consisting mainly of Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, and Ardennes depts., which formed the modern administrative region of Champagne-Ardenne from 1972–2016, when it was merged, with Alsace and Lorraine, into the region
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. The picturesque upper town has preserved its ramparts dating from the 12th to the 14th cent. There is also a 12th-century castle keep (tour de Cesar) and the fine Church of St. Quiriace (begun 1160).
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Jordan Lawrence's Marty Provins suggested organizations start with their e-mail.
The story of Pierrette Lorrain concerns a young orphaned peasant from Bretagne, sent to live with her distant, middle-aged cousins in Provins. This uncultured pair of celibataires--Sylvie Rogron and her brother, Jerome-Denis--are retired merchants who have returned to their native town after making their fortune in Paris.
The group isn't really interested in moving, IOOF property manager Jim Provins said.
For a different kind of experience we also went to the historic walled town of Provins and explored the medieval churches and castle.
Three Old French fabliaux, "Le Vilain Mire," "Constant du Hamel," and "Boivin de Provins," reveal an uneasy fascination with a new figure in the social landscape of the thirteenth century, the rich peasant.
When police ordered the family off the 16.47 train from Scarborough at York, child care worker Natalie Cartwright, 20, kicked Pc Michael Provins in the face.
Results of a large number of studies have suggested that information overload in foveal vision induce decrements in peripheral performance (Abernethy & Leibowitz, 1971; Bursill, 1958; Leibowitz & Appelle, 1969; Mackworth, 1965; Provins & Bell, 1970).
Put together a group of eight or more, and you can have a tour in English of the Provins cellars in Sion, complete with a film about wine-making and the chance to taste six wines.
In Proust's later novel, Jean Santeuil, Reynaldo Hahn became, at one point, the "Marquis de Poitiers", entertaining the young officers at Provins, where he kept a cigarette in his mouth while he sang, because he believed it was not necessary to move the lips for the words of the song to be completely audible.
Shirley Provins, 32, who works on passenger transfer lists, says Christmas will cost her pounds 900 including pounds 800 on presents and the rest on food and drink.
On the only wet days we took a three-hour drive to Disneyland Paris, camping at another Sunsites base near the medieval city of Provins.