Online dictionary of France travel and tourism: Printemps,Provins

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Printemps

French words: Printemps , Le Printemps
keywords: paris, shop
related topics: Gare Saint Lazare , Deauville
related web sites: http://www.printemps.com , http://www.pprgroup.com
explanation: One of the major department stores, Printemps was created in 1865, near Saint Lazare station by Jules Jaluzot, an ex-employee of "Bon Marche". Thanks to an expansion of western Paris and an innovative business model, mail-order, his affairs had developed quickly. The current store, made of 2 buildings connected by a bridge, covers 47459 m2. In 1912, an opening of the first branch at Deauville. In 1991, François Pinault purchased Printemps to create a new distribution group, PPR (Pinault-Printemps-Redoute)

Provins

French words: Provins , Ville de Provins
alternative words: Provins City
keywords: castle, human heritage, paris suburb, tourist resort, town
related web sites: http://www.provins.net
explanation: Having belonged to the powerful Counts of Champagne, Provins has well preserved the aspect of a medieval city (12th-13th centuries) until today and for that reason, it was chosen as a human heritage of UNESCO in 2001. As remarkable architecture, we can quote city's rampart, Cesar tower and St Quiriace church. Each Sunday of summer, the show on a duel of chevalier is organized. Located 100 km east of Paris, you cannot enter Provins with a private car during the high season.
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