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France, Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

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Location Provins, Department of Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
Coordinates N48 33 35 E3 17 56
Type Cultural
Property 108 ha
Date of Inscription 2001

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/873 )

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.

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