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Chauny tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Noyon at 16 km from Chauny

Visit Chauny: highlights and tourist information

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Chauny is situated in the Aisne department and Hauts-de-France region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Noyon at 16 km and Ourscamp abbey at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chauny, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chauny in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Noyon

Noyon

at 16 km (direction west), in the Oise department

The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral...

See Noyon guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 21 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in...

See Ourscamp abbey guide
Saint-Quentin

Saint-Quentin

at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town...

See Saint-Quentin guide
Soissons

Soissons

at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking...

See Soissons guide
 
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Laon

Laon

at 30 km (direction east)

The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic...

See Laon guide
Pierrefonds

Pierrefonds

at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

In Pierrefonds village visit one of the most lovely...

See Pierrefonds guide
Compiegne

Compiegne

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums,...

See Compiegne guide
Peronne

Peronne

at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Somme department

The town of Péronne is above all known for its impressive Museum...

See Peronne guide
Morienval abbey

Morienval abbey

Abbey at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

The Abbey of Notre-Dame at Morienval is an impressive example...

See Morienval abbey guide
La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

The curious facade of a 14th century castle dominates your visit to...

See La Ferte-Milon guide
Senlis

Senlis

at 64 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

The ruined castle, the cathedral and the narrow cobbled streets make Senlis...

See Senlis guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Aisne

Map of places to visit near Chauny

 
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Markets in and near Chauny

Market days in Chauny: weekly market: Friday;

  • Chauny: market Friday (0km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (6km)
  • Noyon: market Saturday (16km)
  • Ham: market Saturday (18km)
  • Vic-sur-Aisne: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Quentin: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Soissons: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Thourotte: market Thursday (29km)
  • Cuise-la-Motte: market Sunday (30km)
  • Longueil-Annel: market Sunday - seasonal market only (31km)

More information about Chauny, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Chauny, France

What to do at Chauny? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chauny.

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (36km)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec) (32km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Compiègne (36km)
  • Jardin du château de la Muette (41km)
  • Jardin du donjon de Vez (42km)
  • Jardins du château (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (18km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (26km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (27km)
  • Mont Ganelon (33km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (35km)
  • Foret de Retz (41km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Gauchy (23km)
  • Vivaise (25km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chauny is in the north of France at 30 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Chauny is 105 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chauny

Canton: Chauny

Arrondissement: Laon

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Chauny

from Laon (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 105 km

from Calais: 177 km

from Nice: 726 km

from Bordeaux: 603 km

from Strasbourg: 349 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chauny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abbecourt, Autreville, Bethancourt-en-Vaux, Bichancourt, Caumont, Commenchon, Condren, Manicamp, Marest-Dampcourt, Neuflieux, Ognes, Pierremande, Quierzy, Sinceny, Tergnier, Ugny-le-Gay, Villequier-Aumont and Viry-Noureuil.

This page in French: Visiter Chauny

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