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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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THE best things about our holiday were going to Walt Disney Studios and the jousting in Provins.
The Company could also consider the potential divestment of its Beauty packaging plant located in Provins (France), 168 people, as well as its Food packaging plant in Zaragoza (Spain), 152 people, as part of its strategy to concentrate its investments on its core businesses.
47 train from Scarborough at York, child care worker Natalie Cartwright, 20, kicked Pc Michael Provins in the face.
A few years later, Pacifique de Provins, a Capuchin, only mentions the African slaves as being more desirable than French indentured servants, while being critical of the English enslavement of Caribs on Antigua.
For comparable examples, one need only think of Guiot de Provins in his Bible satirizing Rome as `les doiz de malice / dont sordent tuit li malvais vice' (lines 771-2),(13) or even of Jean de Meun's Genius in the Roman de la Rose denigrating the central locus amoenus of Guillaume de Lorris's allegory by describing its fountain as a source of darkness and of death.
Catherine in Provins to profess the French rule; see BF 2:563-64.
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.
Saturday ended with a stop at the rustic, walled town of Provins and then a chance to spend the evening in Paris's jolly Latin Quarter.
27 By 1560, when d'Ivolle preached in Provins, conditions had deteriorated, and pessimism and foreboding dominates many of the sermons of the period.
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.
The group isn't really interested in moving, IOOF property manager Jim Provins said.