The hill-top medieval city of laon

TopicSites and museums
DepartureLAON (02)
DetailsSubmit to the majesty of the crowned hill and pay homage to this truly majestic city, with its wealth of historic buildings.

The cathedral

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The cathedral:

You will be dazzled by the magnificence of the cathedral built in the early gothic period. You will climb to its highest pinnacle and gaze down with wonder on the graceful scene below.


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Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette

  • Chamouille
  • 04 9 0 23 5 0 64
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Hôtel du Chemin des Dames

  • Corbeny
  • 03 23 23 95 70

Visit of laon monuments

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Palais épiscopal,  place Aubry Hôtel-Dieu,  place du parvis de la cathédrale Les Abbayes Hôtel du Petit-Saint-Vincent, 1 rue Saint-Martin Hôtel du Petit-Saint-Nicolas, 8 rue du 13 octobre Chapelle des templiers, 32 rue Georges Ermant Les remparts.


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Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette

  • Chamouille
  • 04 9 0 23 5 0 64
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Hôtel du Chemin des Dames

  • Corbeny
  • 03 23 23 95 70

Visit of the abbey of vauclair

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In the lovely setting of the forest of Vauclair stand the romantic ruins of this Cistercian abbey with its medicinal herb garden. You will be charmed by the effect of the light at daybreak or sunset when rays of sunlight fall obliquely on the stone walls.

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Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette

  • Chamouille
  • 04 9 0 23 5 0 64
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Hôtel du Chemin des Dames

  • Corbeny
  • 03 23 23 95 70

Bee-keeping workshop

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Watch the procession of the queen bee and her court, learn about the rituals and customs of the humming palace of the beehive. Join in the celebrations to honour heavenly nectar and taste the honey and mead that are derived from it. Make a beeline for it! Honey Festival on the last Sunday in August.


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Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette

  • Chamouille
  • 04 9 0 23 5 0 64
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Hôtel du Chemin des Dames

  • Corbeny
  • 03 23 23 95 70

The "chemin des dames"

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The "Chemin des Dames" is a ridge road running high above the valleys of the Aisne and the Ailette - a historical site and one affording fine views over the surrounding countryside. It was used by the daughters of king Louis XV, hence its name, but is most famous as the scene of terrible fighting in the First World War, particularly of the failed Nivelle offensive in 1917 which led to the first mutinies. Fort of la Malmaison Panorama of La Royère Cerny-en-Laonnois Caverne du Dragon (Museum) Monument to the Basques Plateau de Californie Craonne.


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Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette

  • Chamouille
  • 04 9 0 23 5 0 64
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Hôtel du Chemin des Dames

  • Corbeny
  • 03 23 23 95 70

The forest of saint-gobain and its hidden treasures

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Hidden deep in this majestic forest, round a bend in a tiny forest road, lie its two great architectural treasures: the fortified priory of Tortoir and the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas.


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Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette

  • Chamouille
  • 04 9 0 23 5 0 64
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Hôtel Saint Eloi

  • Noyon
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08

Remains of the castle of the lords of coucy

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Standing on a rocky spur overlooking the valley of the river Ailette, these magnificent ruins, with their vast array of walls, bear witness to the pride and power of those 13th century Lords. You will admire the splendid views before exploring the murky depths of the vast cellars that lie beneath the fortress.

Accommodation nearby

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Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette

  • Chamouille
  • 04 9 0 23 5 0 64
hotel-du-chemin-des-dames corbeny

Hôtel du Chemin des Dames

  • Corbeny
  • 03 23 23 95 70



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