"Historic and beautiful" Laon by rexvaughan

Laon Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 77 photos

Laon rises above the rolling Picardie plains about forty miles northwest of Reims and is a nice day trip from either there or Paris. We drove from Reims but you can get there by train in about 2 hours from Paris and less than an hour from Reims. We went just to visit the cathedral which is its primary attraction and sits majestically atop the summit of the town some hundred meters above the plain. Its importance in history is related to the fact that the archbishop of Reims who baptized Clovis was born here and instituted its bishopric.

  • Last visit to Laon: Oct 2012
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