Saint-Ayoul's Priory

UNESCO World Heritage

A thousand-year history architectural complex!

With the help of an audioguide, you could visit Saint Ayoul's Priory, which is the origin of the Fairs of Champagne.

The priory is part of the whole monument, which the church was the first place for exchanges and trade fairs in Provins. The place soon became a compulsery step on the way of pilgrims, and gathered merchants on the forecourt.

Building, fires, reconstruction, destruction, restoration, this monument had several lives.

15 years is number of years it took to restore it after it was acquired by the city of Provins in 2003.
The result is worth it.

The guided visit lasts 45 min.

 

  • Openning

    From 02/01 to 07/02/2020, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

    From 08/02 to 01/03/2020, daily between 2 pm and 5 pm.

    From 02/03 to 27/03/2020, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

    From 28/03 to 30/08/2020
    Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 31/08 to 01/11/2020
    Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.

    From 02/11 to 18/12/2020, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.
    Open exceptionally on 11/11.

    From 19/12/2020 to 03/01/2021, daily between 2 pm and 5 pm.

    From 04/01 to 12/02/2021, every Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5 pm.

  • Costs

    Adult: 4.30 €
    Child (4-12 years): 2.80 €.

    Free entry for children < 4 years.