Things to see and do - Soissons
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Soissons, with its ancient Saint-Jean-des-Vignes abbey, rules over its rich agriculture. It is at the gates of this city that Clovis defeated the Romans and where the famous «vase de Soissons» episode took place. Who broke it? This remains a mystery. In 1918, nevertheless, not much was left apart from a gorgeous Cathedral, a masterpiece of gothic art, and the remains of an ancient and magnificent abbey.
Tourist attractions Soissons : Things to see and do
The purity of its lines and the simplicity of its design make this one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic art. Inside, the cathedral is totally symmetrical, and no extraneous detail breaks the harmony of this vast vault; the south arm of the tr..
Two dramatic clock towers, extremely elegant and with a lovely 13C facade, are all that remain: the church was demolished in 1805 to restore the cathedral! Happily the abbey buildings are still standing: a beautiful refectory with seven fine columns ..
2 r. de la Congrégation
This Abbey founded in 1139 was destroyed in 1567 by Protestants. The church contains a rich lapidary collection. The Abbey buildings house a variety of collections covering prehistory, Gallic and Gallo-Roman eras. There are paintings from the Norther..
Rue Jacques Brel F - 2200 SOISSONS
"The Ibis Soissons hotel is located close to the historic city center with its famous St Jean-Des-Vignes Abbey and less than one hour from Reims, Epernay and the Chemin des Dames. In a contemporary and welcoming space, ideal for both leisure and..
62 Boulevard Jeanne d'Arc F - 02200 Soissons
Best Western Plus Hôtel des Francs is located just 500 metres from Soissons city centre, between Paris and Reims. It features a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and hammam. Guest rooms at Best Western Plus Hôtel des Francs have a modern décor an..
10 bd de Strasbourg F - 02200 Soissons
Located only 400 metres from the very centre of Soissons and 40 km from Compiègne, Hotel le Rallye offers non-smoking accommodation, a bar, and private parking is available an additional cost. Wi-Fi is provided at the reception and in the breakfast r..
62 boulevard Jeanne-d'Arc F - 02200 Soissons
In a pleasant decor reminiscent of a chic brasserie you can enjoy good seasonal cooking. This includes a market menu and bistro specialities concocted with fresh ingredients.