Aisne places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Aisne department of Picardy. See also our Aisne travel guide

photo of La Ferte-Milon

La Ferte-Milon

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

photo of Laon


The cathedral in Laon is an astonishing early gothic masterpiece, and the Museum of Laon is another unexpected highlight
See guide

photo of Parfondeval


The small and rather remote village of Parfondeval is lso very picturesque and centred around its fortified church
See guide

photo of Saint-Quentin


In the central square in Saint-Quentin, the 16th century town hall is a remarkable example of secular gothic style architecture
See guide

photo of Soissons


In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking a pleasant riverside walk
See guide

For more information see the Aisne guide

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Market towns & days in Aisne

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Bohain-en-Vermandois: Friday
Braine: Friday
Charly: Thursday
Chateau-Thierry: Friday
Chauny: Friday
Fere-en-Tardenois: Wednesday
Fresnoy-le-Grand: Monday
Guignicourt: Friday
Guise: Saturday
Hirson: Thursday & Monday
Laon: Thursday
Le Nouvion-en-Thierache: Wednesday
Marle: Friday
Origny-Sainte-Benoite: Thursday
Rozoy-sur-Serre: Wednesday
Saint-Quentin: Wednesday & Sunday & Friday
Soissons: Wednesday & Saturday
Tergnier: Thursday & Sunday
Vervins: Saturday
Vic-sur-Aisne: Wednesday
Villers-Cotterets: Thursday

Tourist attractions to visit in Aisne

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom




Towns of Art and History

Laon: See tourist guide

Saint-Quentin: See tourist guide

Soissons: See tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Foret de Retz

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Laon: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre

Jardin du château de la Muette

Jardin du donjon de Vez

Jardins de Viels-Maisons

Jardins du château

Parc du château de Compiègne

Parc du château de Valgenceuse

Religious Monuments

Eglise de Berzy-le-Sec (Berzy-le-sec)

National Monuments

Chateau Coucy

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Parfondeval: See tourist guide