Essigny-le-Grand tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Quentin at 8 km from Essigny-le-Grand

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Essigny-le-Grand is situated in the Aisne department and Hauts-de-France region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Essigny-le-Grand in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Quentin at 8 km and Noyon at 29 km.

Essigny-le-Grand, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction )

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

See Saint-Quentin guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

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

See Noyon guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Somme department

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

See Peronne guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the...

See Laon guide
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Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins and surrounded...

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at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Nord department

Remarkably for the town that was the site of the world's first...

See Cambrai guide


at 44 km (direction south)

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

See Soissons guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

In Pierrefonds village visit one of the most lovely castles in northern...

See Pierrefonds guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Oise department

In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums, and other interesting...

See Compiegne guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

It is the riverside setting and the buildings that remain of the...

See Maroilles guide
Forest of Mormal

Forest of Mormal

at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Nord department

Mormal forest is the largest forest in the region and has hundreds...

See Forest of Mormal guide

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Markets in and near Essigny-le-Grand

  • Saint-Quentin: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (7km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Ham: market Saturday (15km)
  • Origny-Sainte-Benoite: market Thursday (17km)
  • Chauny: market Friday (18km)
  • Fresnoy-le-Grand: market Monday (22km)
  • Bohain-en-Vermandois: market Friday (27km)
  • Guise: market Saturday (29km)
  • Noyon: market Saturday (29km)
  • Peronne: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Essigny-le-Grand, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Chateau Coucy (28km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • l'Avesnois (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Vaucelles (Les Rues-des-Vignes) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château (30km)
  • Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre (42km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (52km)
  • Le jardin de Sylvie Fontaine (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle des Marais d'Isle (9km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (39km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (43km)
  • Mont Ganelon (47km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Gauchy (5km)
  • Vivaise (27km)
  • Guyencourt-Saulcourt (28km)
  • Ebouleau (44km)

Geography and distances

Essigny-le-Grand is in the north of France at 34 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Essigny-le-Grand is 122 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Essigny-le-Grand

Canton: Moÿ-de-l'Aisne

Arrondissement: Saint-Quentin

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Essigny-le-Grand

from Laon (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 122 km

from Calais: 165 km

from Nice: 740 km

from Bordeaux: 621 km

from Strasbourg: 351 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Essigny-le-Grand from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benay, Castres, Cerizy, Clastres, Contescourt, Dallon, Fontaine-les-Clercs, Gauchy, Gibercourt, Grugies, Hinacourt, Itancourt, Ly-Fontaine, Mesnil-Saint-Laurent, Montescourt-Lizerolles, Neuville-Saint-Amand, Seraucourt-le-Grand and Urvillers.

This page in French: Visiter Essigny-le-Grand


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