Aisne places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Aisne department of Picardy. See also our detailed Aisne guide.

Aisne sightseeing and tourist information

photo of La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

The curious facade of a 14th century castle dominates your visit to La Ferté-Milon [...]

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photo of Laon


The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the Museum of Laon is another unexpected high [...]

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photo of Parfondeval


The small and rather remote village of Parfondeval is lso very picturesque and centred around its fortified church [...]

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photo of Saint-Quentin


In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is a remarkable example of secular gothic style [...]

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photo of Soissons


In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking a pleasant riverside walk [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Aisne travel guide


Market towns & days in Aisne

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Bohain-en-Vermandois: Friday
Braine: Friday
Charly: Thursday
Chateau-Thierry: Friday
Chauny: Friday
Fere-en-Tardenois: Wednesday
Fresnoy-le-Grand: Monday
Guignicourt: Friday
Guise: Saturday
Hirson: Thursday & Monday
Laon: Thursday
Le Nouvion-en-Thierache: Wednesday
Marle: Friday
Origny-Sainte-Benoite: Thursday
Rozoy-sur-Serre: Wednesday
Saint-Quentin: Wednesday & Sunday & Friday
Soissons: Wednesday & Saturday
Tergnier: Thursday & Sunday
Vervins: Saturday
Vic-sur-Aisne: Wednesday
Villers-Cotterets: Thursday

Selected tourist attractions in the Aisne department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom




Towns of Art and History

Laon: Tourist guide

Saint-Quentin: Tourist guide

Soissons: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Foret de Retz

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Laon: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre

Jardin du château de la Muette

Jardin du donjon de Vez

Jardins de Viels-Maisons

Jardins du château

Parc du château de Compiègne

Parc du château de Valgenceuse

Religious Monuments

Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec)

National Monuments

Chateau Coucy

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Parfondeval: Tourist guide