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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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Gianni Pierson, 38, from the staunchly conservative town of Provins where Fillon campaigned on Wednesday, had traditionally voted on the right, and plumped for ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy at the last e lection in 2012.
Jordan Lawrence's Marty Provins suggested organizations start with their e-mail.
Uma concepcao antagonica foi formulada originalmente por Provins (1997a, 1997b), na qual e proposto que o componente ontogenetico, dado pelas experiencias lateralizadas com os segmentos corporais ao longo da vida, constitui o fator principal na formacao da lateralidade humana.
The trio were all by Kentucky-based sires, the successful colts being Provins, a son of Chief's Crown who took the Grade 3 William P.
Wine was firmly back on the agenda the next morning, when our group travelled to Sion, home of the Provins wine cellars.
The story of Pierrette Lorrain concerns a young orphaned peasant from Bretagne, sent to live with her distant, middle-aged cousins in Provins.
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.
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).