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Visit Soissons: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

Soissons is situated in the Aisne department and Picardy region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 30 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Soissons is 92 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ferte-Milon at 27 km and Laon at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Soissons, 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 Soissons in Hauts-de-France.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Soissons

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)

More information about Soissons, Picardy

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)

Geography and distances

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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