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r. St-Jean F - 02200 Soissons
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 ..
pl. Mantoue F - 02200 Soissons
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..
2 r. de la Congrégation F - 02200 Soissons
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..
pl. St-Médard F - 02200 Soissons
All that remains of this Abbey, famous in the Frankish era , is a Pre-Roman crypt which contains the tomb of Saint Médard and the tombs if Merovingian kings Clotaire and Sigebert.
Archaeological and historical sites
F - 02200 Soissons
This small ridge, which is 200m high, 30km long and 8km wide, has been a strategic point on the north European road since Ancient times. Caesar took on hordes of Gauls here. But it was above all the scene of extremely bloody combat in the First World..