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
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St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Cathedral, Soissons
St-Gervais-et-St-Protais Cathedral, Soissons
The purity of its lines and the
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Old St Vincent's abbey
Old St Vincent's abbey
In this old abbey founded in 1060 by
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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
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Crypt of St Médard Abbey
Crypt of St Médard Abbey
All that remains of this Abbey, famous
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