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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon

8 rue du Cloitre, 02000 Laon, France
+33 3 23 20 26 54
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Beautiful building but a dreadfully sad day

Staying near Reims we picked today almost randomly to visit the lovely medieval hill town of Laon... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Beautiful cathedral

Beautiful cathedral in a beautiful town. Not as big as anything in Paris but the animal gargoyles... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
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8 rue du Cloitre, 02000 Laon, France
+33 3 23 20 26 54
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Staying near Reims we picked today almost randomly to visit the lovely medieval hill town of Laon. When we entered the Cathedral we saw that preparations were underway for a service of some kind and when we reached the altar we saw the telltale signs...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral in a beautiful town. Not as big as anything in Paris but the animal gargoyles on the outside made it different.

Thank kim22041
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Cathedral is indeed a must see. The spacious interior is magnificent, beautiful side chapels and amazing light. The towers are fantastic, and like the Cathedral in my home City of Lincoln, England, are visible from miles away because of it's hilltop situation.

Thank bigalcw
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Not too busy in September. Beautiful light inside. If you get a chance to climb up the tower the view is fabulous right over the Loannois country to Chemin des Dames and south.

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Trailing behind tourist groups following a flag-wielding interperator is always fun in foreign climes. I think what was discussed with historic passion was that the cathedral's four storey internal elevation marks a transition from the thick-walled Romanesque architecture to the thin walled vertically of Gothic....More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a look if you are in old town Laon I am not religious at all but the sheer scale of the building for the time it was built is amazing, it really does bake you think how they did it. The internal ceilings...More

Thank Bryanapps
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautiful cathedral located in the centre of the old town, on a hill. Beautifully maintained. Not that much to do in the village itself, but the cathedral and the walls make it worth a visit if you're passing by.

Thank Stewieeiwets
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Most atmospheric and a jewel at the top of the hill. the experience was rather spoilt in the surrounding roads because of dog fouling. A pity that is not dealt with.

Thank Suegoes
Reviewed 12 September 2017

So many times we have seen this magnificent cathedral from afar, as we have sped past Laon on the motorway. Intrigued by this ancient, fortified hilltop town, we finally made the effort to come and see it (and "effort" is a most appropriate word!). Suspecting...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Far from the tourists habitual paths, you will discover, in a country haunted by the memories of the "great war", that 1914-1918 one, after visiting " le Chemin des Dames" or a few great cemeteries, suddenly, after the road has run through a little wood,...More

Thank jeanlaurentmanue2017
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Richard W
8 August 2017|
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Response from Stueeee | Reviewed this property |
it was closed when I went there in January and appears to be permanently closed - such a pity
25 February 2016|
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Response from michelpierre1958 | Reviewed this property |
When in Laon we didn't go to Reims. From what I know the cathedral and the champagne cellars are the musts of the area.
9 September 2015|
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Response from fandsparr | Reviewed this property |
No. The entrance is free. Really worth a visit.