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Lovers of built heritage can discover Aisne's architectural and cultural riches at the heart of Picardy. From the medieval city of Laon to the fortified churches of Thiérache, through the Town of Art and History of Saint-Quentin, the religious buildings of Soissons, Museum of Jean de La Fontaine, old abbeys and feudal castles, a great programme of outings is in store for you! In between visits, take the opportunity to rest and recuperate, and enjoy a hike along the Green Axis of Thiérache or in one of the two magnificent forests of Retz and Saint-Gobain...


Formerly very popular with the kings and princes of France, the Oise boasts its fantastic architecture and its landscapes alternating between forests, fields and hedged farmland. This place is an equestrianism Mecca with its vast forests great for this sports activity and its famous Horse town, Chantilly, where the most prestigious horse races take place. The Oise also has an important religious heritage: Chaalis, Lieu-Restauré, Ourscamp and Moncel abbeys, and the Gothic cathedrals of Beauvais, Senlis and Noyon.


Visitors to the Somme have a wide choice of things to see and do thanks to all its natural, historical and architectural heritage. For nature and seaside fans, there is the Picardy Coast lined with seaside resorts, beaches and cliffs, and the famous Bay of Somme, an unspoiled natural site that attracts many wild birds. Then religious architecture enthusiasts will love the Somme's wealth of remarkable Gothic buildings. Other places of interest include the Jardins de Valloires gardens, Rambures fortified castle and the Somme valley with its peaceful lakes.