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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownLaon
Insee code02408
Postcode02000
Latitude49.5641330
Longitude3.6198900
AltitudeFrom 63 to 183 meters
Surface42.00 km²
Population26765 inhabitants
Density637 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsChambry at 3.9 km
DepartmentAisneClacy-et-Thierret at 3.9 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The historical center with the old cathedral, churches, streets and medieval alleys.
  • The tourist office and vaulted to visit.
  • The walls and walks around the town with stunning views of the lower town and countryside.
  • The Museum of Art and Archaeology.
  • A small train runs through the old town.
  • The libraries in the city and their ancient documents.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of La Neuville-Sous-Laon,   Train station of Laon
Information pointsTourist Office of Laon
Leisure centresMuseum of Art and Archaeology Laon,   Racecourse of Ardon
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Martin,   Cathedral Notre-Dame
Performance hallsMaisons des Arts et Loisirs

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The historic ascent (old cars).
  • The Euromedievales (medieval animations and costumes).
  • The Festival Jazz'Titude.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Near the Chemin des Dames and the Dragon's Cave, the village of Craonne, memorials of World War.
  • Central Park Recreation Center in Chamouille (about 20 km from Laon).
  • Abbey of Vauclair and its botanical garden.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden flight in a gyroplane or multi-axis microlightSports sensationsFrom 49.90 € to 99.90 €Corbeny (19.3 km)
4T or 2T karting on trackSports sensationsFrom 20 € to 60 €Bucy-le-Long (25 km)

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PHOTOS

Drive on the south wallDrive on the south wall
 
The CathedralThe Cathedral
The cloister of the CathedralThe cloister of the Cathedral
 
CathedralCathedral
CathedralCathedral
 
Abbey Saint-MartinAbbey Saint-Martin
The Abbey of Saint-MartinThe Abbey of Saint-Martin
 
The Abbey of Saint-MartinThe Abbey of Saint-Martin
The Abbey of Saint-MartinThe Abbey of Saint-Martin
 
The cloister of the abbey of Saint-MartinThe cloister of the abbey of Saint-Martin
The Abbey of Saint-Martin, the empty bottleThe Abbey of Saint-Martin, the empty bottle
 
L'Hostellerie du DauphinL'Hostellerie du Dauphin
Old houseOld house
 
Porte de SoissonsPorte de Soissons
Chapel TemplarChapel Templar
 
Templar ChapelTemplar Chapel
Gate of the citadel of Henry IVGate of the citadel of Henry IV
 
Porte d'ArdonPorte d'Ardon

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WEATHER

Wednesday 27 August
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Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 28 August
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Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 29 August
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Min. 13°C - Max. 22°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Petite Auberge  
9.2
Laon
RURAL GETAWAY - Ready for a flight worthy of the best dining tables? In the fortified town of Laon, gourmet succumb to any kind La Petite Auberge restaurant. Conviviality and originality...
Located in Laon46 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Renaissance  
9.4
Merlieux-et-Fouquerolles
Festive atmosphere in the village! In Merlieux-and-Fouquerolles, discover La Renaissance. This is a youthful look that you will actually take. A renovated farmhouse in the heart of...
Located 9.7 km from Laon25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Epicuriens  
9.5
Sainte-Preuve
Before being converted into a hotel, this proud building of eighteenth-lined terrace was originally a farm and a hunting lodge. Built on an area of ​​500 ha, 1 h 45 from Paris and 40...
Located 14.3 km from Laon64 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 5 bedroomsFerme Saint Antoine  
Neuville-sur-Ailette
At the heart of the valley of 'L 'Ailette', La Ferme Saint-Antoine has reinvented comfort while keeping its original charm. Built in 1920 and restored in 2008, it became a charming...
Located 12.6 km from LaonFrom 63 € to 99 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe Grand Logis    
9.1
Marchais
Nestled in a peaceful wooded countryside, and the heart of the marshes, to house the 4 guest rooms of the large house decorated with an undeniable taste and respect for authentic style....
Located 14.4 km from LaonFrom 80 € to 95 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsDomaine Le Parc    
9.8
Danizy
Authentic 18th chateau, period rooms, terraces and 5 luxury bed-rooms, cuisine with savoury products.
Located 20 km from Laon 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 8 personsGîte La Tour prend garde  
9.7
Coucy-le-Château-Auffrique
- In the heart of the medieval town of Coucy le Chateau dating from the thirteenth century to protect the walls and door of Soissons, enjoy a green and modern comfort. The La Tour careful...
Located 22 km from LaonFrom 340 € to 635 € per week 

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HOTELS

Hôtel De La Banniere De France - Hotel in LaonHôtel De La Banniere De France     
8
Laon
In the heart of the Picardy region, this hotel sits in the centre of the historical city of Laon. It offers a gourmet restaurant and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. The soundproofed...
Located in LaonRoom from 65 €
Campanile Laon - Hotel in LaonCampanile Laon     
7.2
Laon
Campanile Laon hotel offers free Wi-Fi access and en suite rooms. It is situated a 10-minute drive from Laon town centre with its famous Gothic cathedral. Each room is equipped with...
Located in LaonRoom from 49 €
Hôtel Des Arts - Hotel in LaonHôtel Des Arts     
6.9
Laon
Located in the town centre of Laon, this hotel is located opposite the train station. It offers individually decorated guest rooms with a TV and free Wi-Fi access. Each individually-decorated...
Located in LaonRoom from 62 €

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Les Relais Heritage De Droizy
Les Relais Heritage De Droizy is located in the south of the Picardy region, only 1 hour from Paris. The hotel's indoor swimming pool and hot tub are available...
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Le Grand Hotel
Situated in the city centre, within walking distance of the train station, the 4-star Le Grand Hotel offers a privileged...
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