Tourism - Aisne

Aisne is a French department located in Picardie region, surrounded by the departements of Marne, Seine-et-Marne, Nord, Oise, Somme and Ardennes as well as Belgium. The inhabitants are called the Axonais. It has only one middle size town called Saint-Quentin and three small towns that are Soissons, Laon and Château-Thierry, one can also add Tergnier and Chauny. The main rivers are Escaut, Ourcq, Aisne, Somme, Marne, Vesle, Oise and Serre rivers. In the south of the department the main rivers are Surmelin, Dhuys and Verdonnelle rivers. In addition, the Saint-Quentin Canal runs through the department.

The tourism infrastructure Center Parcs is set on the Ailette Lake since 2007, very near several tourist sites such as the cathedral of Laon, the ‘Chemin des Dames’ and the 'Chateau de Coucy'. Riverside holidays and leisure are mainly located around the Saint-Quentin Canal with its electric chain shipping and its two tunnels. Also, Countryside holidays and cycling activities are a growing sector as there are more than 2,000 km of walking and cycling paths.

Top tourist cities in Aisne


Tourism Laon

Laon is the capital and largest city of the Aisne department with 26 000 inhabitants. It is a medieval and walled city which has the characteristic of having a lower town and up town. The city has the most extensive protected area of France. Laon has more than 80 ...

Must : Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Hôtel-Dieu de Laon, Musée d'art et d'archéologie de Laon


Tourism Château-Thierry

In the heart of the Champagne vineyards, birthplace of Jean de La Fontaine, a land with a rich heritage and full of promises.   Sights in Château-Thierry The ruins of the old castle Former Capuchin monastery Church Saint-Crepin Maison Jean ...

Must : Musée Jean de la Fontaine


Tourism Saint-Quentin

Saint Quentin is a French town located in the Somme department and the Picardie region. It is the sub-prefecture of the Aisne department and with a population of about 56 500 inhabitants it is the second most populous town in the region. Sights in Saint-Quentin The ...

Must : Musée des papillons, Musée Antoine-Lécuyer


Tourism Soissons

Its history starts on the plates dominating the valley of Aisne, site of old Gallic city. Take the direction of Picardy and let you try by the charm and the authenticity of Soissonnais! All is joined together there for a successful stay. Nested in the center of the ...


Tourism Vervins

Vervins is situated in the department of the Aisne and the region Picardie. Sights in Vervins Museum of Patrimoine Churchs Les amis du démocrate de l'Aisne