Things to see and do - Laon
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
pl. du Parvis-Gautier-de-Mortagne F - 02000 Laon
Begun in the second half of the 12C and finished around 1230, this is one of the oldest Gothic cathedrals in France. The facade is one of the most beautiful (its towers demonstrate the pride of the presumed Architect Villard de Honnecourt), while the..
Promenade de la Couloire F - 02000 Laon
At the end of the Midi rampart, the Ardon gate (13C) is flanked by pepper pot shaped lookout turrets. It looks over a washing/drinking trough. From the rampart there are pleasant views over the plain. The rampart leads to a Citadel built by Jean Erra..
32 r. Georges-Ermant F - 02000 Laon
A quiet, floral garden has replaced the Templars' cemetery but the Romanesque octagonal Chapel has been preserved and has become The Temple to St John of Jerusalem (Order of Malta). Inside, see the transept by William of Harcigny.
Avenue Georges Pompidou F - 2000 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 magnificen..
11, Rue Franklin-Roosevelt F - 02000 Laon
Prix Prices from : 70 €
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 guest rooms at the Hotel De La Banniere De France have large window..
3 rue Sérurier F - 02000 Laon
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..
11 r. Franklin Roosevelt F - 02000 Laon
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. ..