Villers-Cotterets tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Ferte-Milon at 9 km from Villers-Cotterets

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Villers-Cotterets 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 Villers-Cotterets in Hauts-de-France.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ferte-Milon at 9 km and Morienval abbey at 13 km.

Villers-Cotterets, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Ferte-Milon guide
Morienval abbey

Morienval abbey

Abbey at 13 km (direction west-north-west), in the Oise department

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

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at 13 km (direction north-west), in the Oise department

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

See Pierrefonds guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Soissons guide


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

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

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at 32 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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Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction north-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 36 km (direction south-west), in the Seine-et-Marne department

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

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

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

See Senlis guide


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

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

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Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly

Castle at 44 km (direction west), in the Oise department

The Chateau de Chantilly is an extensive castle from the 16th-19th centuries, surrounded by...

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at 46 km (direction west), in the Oise department

The town of Chantilly in the Oise department of Picardy is best known for...

See Chantilly guide


at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Laon guide
Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne

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

The Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne is a beautifully restored 18th century chateau with extensive gardens...

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Markets in and near Villers-Cotterets

Market days in Villers-Cotterets: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Villers-Cotterets: market Thursday (0km)
  • Crepy-en-Valois: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Cuise-la-Motte: market Sunday (15km)
  • Vic-sur-Aisne: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Soissons: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Nanteuil-le-Haudouin: market Saturday (24km)
  • Lacroix-Saint-Ouen: market Sunday (25km)
  • Compiegne: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Lizy-sur-Ourcq: market Friday (26km)
  • Longueil-Annel: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Villers-Cotterets, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (26km)

National Monuments

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Oise-Pays de France (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt) (17km)
  • Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de la Muette (3km)
  • Jardin du donjon de Vez (6km)
  • Parc du château de Compiègne (26km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (36km)
  • Potager des Princes (45km)
  • Jardins de Viels-Maisons (46km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Retz (1km)
  • Forêt de Compiègne (22km)
  • Forêt de Laigue (25km)
  • Mont Ganelon (29km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Coteau de Chartèves (37km)
  • Foret d'Halette (37km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vivaise (53km)
  • Livry-Gargan (55km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (57km)
  • Gagny (58km)

Geography and distances

Villers-Cotterets is in the north of France at 52 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Villers-Cotterets is 70 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villers-Cotterets

Canton: Villers-Cotterêts

Arrondissement: Soissons

Department: Aisne

Region: Picardy

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 0

Distance to Villers-Cotterets

from Laon (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 70 km

from Calais: 208 km

from Nice: 695 km

from Bordeaux: 564 km

from Strasbourg: 348 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villers-Cotterets from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boursonne, Coyolles, Dampleux, Emeville, Fleury, Haramont, Largny-sur-Automne, Montgobert, Oigny-en-Valois, Puiseux-en-Retz, Vauciennes and Vivieres.

This page in French: Visiter Villers-Cotterets