Laon The Essential
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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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Laon
Notre Dame Cathedral, Laon
Notre Dame Cathedral, Laon
Begun in the second half of the 12C and
30 minutes
Soissons Gate
Soissons Gate
Built in the 13C in fine quarry stone
60 minutes
Museum
Museum
This museum houses some marvellous
90 minutes
Underground Passages of Laon's Citadel
Underground Passages of Laon's Citadel
Laon is built upon the limestone
60 minutes
Chapel of the Templars, Laon
Chapel of the Templars, Laon
A quiet, floral garden has replaced the
15 minutes
Abbey of St Martin
Abbey of St Martin
This old abbey, which is a fine example
30 minutes