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Provins

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: France
Best of: Old Town, Medieval
Description:
The fortified medieval town of Provins is situated in the former territory of the powerful Counts of Champagne. It bears witness to early developments in the organization of international trading fairs and the wool industry. The urban structure of Provins, which was built specifically to host the fairs and related activities, has been well preserved.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Provins", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.