Soissons The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Soissons
Former Abbey of St-Jean-des-Vignes
Former Abbey of St-Jean-des-Vignes
Two dramatic clock towers, extremely
60 minutes
St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Cathedral, Soissons
St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Cathedral, Soissons
The purity of its lines and the
30 minutes
Old St Vincent's abbey
Old St Vincent's abbey
In this old abbey founded in 1060 by
15 minutes
Musée municipal de l'ancienne abbaye de St-Léger
Musée municipal de l'ancienne abbaye de St-Léger
This Abbey founded in 1139 was destroyed
15 minutes
Crypt of St Médard Abbey
Crypt of St Médard Abbey
All that remains of this Abbey, famous
15 minutes