Unmissable tourist sites
Laon Travel guide
Laon : Michelin's recommendations
Perched on its rock, Laon occupies a splendid position from which it surveys the plain from a height of over 100 metres. A mini-metro, the Poma, links the lower town to the upper city which is made up of two districts; the city where the town was born and its market suburb. A famous cathedral, interesting monuments, many old houses which stretch out along narrow streets, medieval ramparts facing a vast horizon, all make the former capital of the Carolingian empire an absolute must to visit.
Tourist attractions Laon : Things to see and do
Place Aubry F - 02000 Laon
This has become the Palace of Justice (Court of Justice), in front of which there is a courtyard from where you will have a view over the chevet of the cathedral. The 13C building to the left rests on a gallery of arches with foliated capitals. Below..
2 place Aubry F - 02000 Laon
This cultural centre, (exhibitions, lecture theatre, Theatre) has been erected on the site of a hospital founded in the 13C.
Rue Châtelaine F - 02000 Laon
This old 12C hospital used to open onto the street through bays and arcades that are today walled up. The Gothic-style, underground Great Hall of the sick and the lower room, called the Passants, have been preserved.
Avenue Georges Pompidou F - 02000 LAON
"On the outskirts of the city of Laon, the ibis budget Laon (formerly an Etap Hotel) is situated 575 yards (500 m) from a shopping center. Set in a region bursting with history, our hotel is 3.1 miles (5 km) from the medieval city, with its magn..
Prix Prices from : 60 €
"The ibis Laon hotel is located 2.5 miles (4 km) from Notre Dame cathedral and is the ideal base for exploring this medieval city which was once the capital of France. The hotel is close to local attractions including the Ailette holiday park, t..
3 Rue Sérurier F - 02000 Laon
Prix Prices from : 63 €
Situated 300 metres from Laon Town Hall, Hôtel Les Chevaliers is a converted 18th-century house in the centre of the medieval, walled town. Free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV are provided in the soundproofed rooms. The light and airy rooms at Hô..
45 bis bd Brossolette F - 02000 Laon
45 bd Brossolette F - 02000 Laon
This place is often full: perhaps not surprisingly as this is one of the region's best bets! Well-deserved success for the chef, Willy Marc Zorn, who shows a real finesse of execution and concocts lovely seasonal dishes, brimming with bold flavours. ..
11 r. F. -Roosevelt F - 02000 Laon