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France This Way comment: In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking a pleasant riverside walk

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Soissons. For detailed visitor information see the Soissons travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Soissons include "town of art and history".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ferte-Milon at 27 km and Laon at 29 km.

Soissons, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Pierrefonds

Pierrefonds

at 26 km (direction west), in the Oise department

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

See Pierrefonds guide
La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See La Ferte-Milon guide
Laon

Laon

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Laon guide
Morienval abbey

Morienval abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

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

See Morienval abbey guide
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Noyon

Noyon

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

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

See Noyon guide
Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

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

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

See Ourscamp abbey guide
Compiegne

Compiegne

at 37 km (direction west), in the Oise department

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

See Compiegne guide
Ermenonville

Ermenonville

at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Oise department

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

See Ermenonville guide
Meaux

Meaux

at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

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

See Meaux guide
Epernay

Epernay

at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Marne department

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

See Epernay guide

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Markets in and near Soissons

Market days in Soissons: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Soissons: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Braine: market Friday (15km)
  • Vic-sur-Aisne: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Villers-Cotterets: market Thursday (22km)
  • Cuise-la-Motte: market Sunday (23km)
  • Fere-en-Tardenois: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Fismes: market Saturday (27km)
  • Chauny: market Friday (28km)
  • Tergnier: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Laon: market Thursday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Soissons, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (37km)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec) (5km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de la Muette (25km)
  • Jardin du donjon de Vez (27km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (37km)
  • Jardin botanique de la Presle (51km)
  • Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Retz (22km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (30km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Coteau de Chartèves (36km)
  • Mont Ganelon (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vivaise (32km)
  • Ebouleau (51km)
 
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Geography and distances

Soissons is in the north of France at 30 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Soissons is 92 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Soissons

Canton: Soissons

Arrondissement: Soissons

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Soissons

from Laon (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 92 km

from Calais: 204 km

from Nice: 699 km

from Bordeaux: 585 km

from Strasbourg: 334 km

Getting here

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

We have 25 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acy, Belleu, Berzy-le-Sec, Billy-sur-Aisne, Braye, Bucy-le-Long, Chavigny, Clamecy, Courmelles, Crouy, Cuffies, Leury, Mercin-et-Vaux, Missy-Aux-Bois, Noyant-et-Aconin, Pasly, Ploisy, Pommiers, Rozieres-sur-Crise, Saconin-et-Breuil, Septmonts, Vauxbuin, Venizel, Villeneuve-Saint-Germain and Vuillery.

This page in French: Visiter Soissons

 
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