Mercin-et-Vaux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Soissons at 4 km from Mercin-et-Vaux

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Mercin-et-Vaux 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 Mercin-et-Vaux in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include Soissons at 4 km and Pierrefonds at 21 km.

Mercin-et-Vaux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Soissons guide


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

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

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La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

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Morienval abbey

Morienval abbey

Abbey at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

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

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Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

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

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

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

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

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at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Laon guide


at 33 km (direction west), in the Oise department

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

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at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

The Mer de Sable theme park is the main reason visitors come to Ermenonville,...

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at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

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

See Senlis guide


at 54 km (direction south-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

Meaux is visited because of its episcopal city, with a cathedral, chapter house and...

See Meaux guide


at 62 km (direction east-south-east), in the Marne department

The grand wine houses andvineyards around the town leave you in doubt that Epernay...

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Markets in and near Mercin-et-Vaux

  • Soissons: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Vic-sur-Aisne: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Villers-Cotterets: market Thursday (19km)
  • Cuise-la-Motte: market Sunday (19km)
  • Braine: market Friday (19km)
  • Fere-en-Tardenois: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Chauny: market Friday (27km)
  • Noyon: market Saturday (30km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Fismes: market Saturday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Mercin-et-Vaux, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (33km)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec) (5km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de la Muette (21km)
  • Jardin du donjon de Vez (23km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (33km)
  • Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Retz (18km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (26km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (29km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (32km)
  • Mont Ganelon (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Coteau de Chartèves (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vivaise (34km)
  • Ebouleau (55km)

Geography and distances

Mercin-et-Vaux is in the north of France at 33 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Mercin-et-Vaux is 89 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mercin-et-Vaux

Canton: Soissons-Sud

Arrondissement: Soissons

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Mercin-et-Vaux

from Laon (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 89 km

from Calais: 202 km

from Nice: 701 km

from Bordeaux: 582 km

from Strasbourg: 338 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Mercin-et-Vaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 23 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleu, Berzy-le-Sec, Chavigny, Courmelles, Crouy, Cuffies, Cuisy-en-Almont, Dommiers, Fontenoy, Missy-Aux-Bois, Nouvron-Vingre, Noyant-et-Aconin, Osly-Courtil, Pasly, Pernant, Ploisy, Pommiers, Rozieres-sur-Crise, Saconin-et-Breuil, Septmonts, Soissons, Vauxbuin and Villeneuve-Saint-Germain.

This page in French: Visiter Mercin-et-Vaux