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Laon

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aisne

Laon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aisne
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Laon, former capital of France.

Located on a hill overlooking the plain of 100 meters, the city of Laon has a charming historic center (Uptown) encircled by walls with the old cathedral, numerous churches, streets and medieval alleys charged with a rich past in architecture.

Laon has the largest conservation area in France! 83 monuments located within the precincts of the city.

Gastronomic specialty: the cobblestones of Laon chocolate.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLaon
Postcode02000
Tourism labels
Latitude49.5641330 (N 49° 33’ 51”)
Longitude3.6198900 (E 3° 37’ 12”)
AltitudeFrom 63m to 183m
Surface area42.00 km²
Population26765 inhabitants
Density637 inhabitants/km²
Insee code02408
IntercommunalityCC du Laonnois
DepartmentAisne
RegionPicardy

Nearest cities & towns

Chambry5.7 km (12 min)
Chivy-lès-Étouvelles6.5 km (9 min)
Besny-et-Loizy6.8 km (13 min)
Mons-en-Laonnois7 km (13 min)
Étouvelles7.2 km (10 min)
Clacy-et-Thierret7.6 km (14 min)
Molinchart7.6 km (11 min)
Cerny-lès-Bucy7.6 km (12 min)
Vaucelles-et-Beffecourt7.8 km (14 min)
Bruyères-et-Montbérault7.8 km (14 min)
Vorges7.9 km (14 min)
Presles-et-Thierny8 km (14 min)
Bourguignon-sous-Montbavin8.8 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Drive on the south wall
Drive on the south wall
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The Cathedral
The Cathedral
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The cloister of the Cathedral
The cloister of the Cathedral
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Cathedral
Cathedral
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Cathedral
Cathedral
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Abbey Saint-Martin
Abbey Saint-Martin
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The Abbey of Saint-Martin
The Abbey of Saint-Martin
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The Abbey of Saint-Martin
The Abbey of Saint-Martin
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The Abbey of Saint-Martin
The Abbey of Saint-Martin
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The cloister of the abbey of Saint-Martin
The cloister of the abbey of Saint-Martin
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The Abbey of Saint-Martin, the empty bottle
The Abbey of Saint-Martin, the empty bottle
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L'Hostellerie du Dauphin
L'Hostellerie du Dauphin
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Old house
Old house
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Porte de Soissons
Porte de Soissons
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Chapel Templar
Chapel Templar
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Templar Chapel
Templar Chapel
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Gate of the citadel of Henry IV
Gate of the citadel of Henry IV
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Porte d'Ardon
Porte d'Ardon
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Weather

Tuesday 28 april
Min. 1°C - Max. 11°C
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Wednesday 29 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 12°C
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Thursday 30 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Gourmet getaway in the vines
Local flavours33 € to 120 € Trigny (35 km)
Carriage, horse or canoe ride
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Trefcon (50 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hidden Treasures
HikeEasy1h30Château-Thierry (60 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Hotels