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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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So light...

Amazed at the the whole lightness of this cathedral, compared to the darkness of Reims etc. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
via mobile
nice location, french food

the service is nice and the food served tastes good. I had an onion soup that was very heavy (found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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8 rue du Cloitre, 02000 Laon, France
+33 3 23 20 26 54
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazed at the the whole lightness of this cathedral, compared to the darkness of Reims etc. Very interesting walk around.

Thank Chris24804766
Reviewed 1 week ago

the service is nice and the food served tastes good. I had an onion soup that was very heavy (found out later)mthe rest of the food was OK

Thank luirob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is really worth visiting. It is an early example of a gothic cathedral with unusual architecture, both inside and out. It also has spectacular original stained glass windows. Visitors of Laon can find a free audio-guide on the website of Office de Tourisme...More

Thank voyagersdream
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Laon completely by chance because we wanted to stop off for lunch. I'm so glad we did...the cathedral and the medieval part of the city is absolutely lovely. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Bufoid
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I'm not particularly spiritual but, on entering, the coolness, the quiet, the heights...it talked to me...be at peace, respect history. Here, it is OK to stop, sit and just be! I don't know how many times the cathedral has been rebuilt in its nine centuries....More

Thank happyme_13
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Just truly amazing, from both the outside, with the gargoyles and aninals to the inside with the amazing roof.

Thank les s
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

A magnificent cathedral with a large rose window at the chancel end is worth pooping it even if churches aren't usually on your list. With the Tourist Office next door it's a god place to start your visit.

Thank Likesmifood
Reviewed May 29, 2017

A beautiful cathedral in this pretty little city on a hill. Very peaceful. Lovely mediaeval stained glass and gargoyles (one oddly of a hippo!)

Thank JeremySG
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Being situated in the midst of the "cathedral region of France", Laon holds its own. It is not the biggest nor the most ornate but its architecture and details have a special finesse. Look for the mysterious "black virgin" in one of the side chapels.

Thank Marie-France S
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Great chatedral with even greater room full of gilded boxes with bones of different saints. We were crazy to drive our camper up just to find out that there is also a mountain train available. I highly recommend that to you.

1  Thank Tomi_Wickman
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Richard W
August 7, 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
February 24, 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.
September 9, 2015|
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Response from fandsparr | Reviewed this property |
No. The entrance is free. Really worth a visit.