Abbey of St Martin

Interesting
This old abbey, which is a fine example of early Gothic, has been restored after the fires of 1944. The exceptionally long nave preserves a Romanesque appearance. Inside the chancel and chapels in the flat chevet denote the Cistercian influence. There are recumbent figures of Raoul de Coucy, a Laon knight and of Jeanne of Flanders ,abbess of Sauvoir-sous-Laon. On the tympanums of the side doors, there is a Beheading of St John the Baptist and Martyrdom of St Laurent on the rack.

Useful information

Address:

Place Sœur-Marie-Catherine, 02000 Laon

Phone:

+33 3 23 22 86 74

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Jun-Sep: 2pm-5pm; rest of year: telephone for timetable - closed weekends

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