Villers-Cotterets tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villers-Cotterets: highlights and tourist information

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Villers-Cotterets is situated in the Aisne department and Picardy region (now part of the Hauts-de-France region), in the north of France at 52 kilometres from Laon, the department capital (general information: Villers-Cotterets is 70 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ferte-Milon at 9 km and Morienval abbey at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Villers-Cotterets

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)

More information about Villers-Cotterets, Picardy

Tourist attractions near Villers-Cotterets, France

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

  • Pierrefonds Chateau (13km)
  • Chateau Coucy (34km)
  • Champs-sur-Marne Chateau (57km)

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

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