196
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Laon trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  France  /  Hauts-de-France  /  Aisne  /  Laon

Laon

4.2
Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France, northern France. its population was of 25,317.HistoryEarly historyThe holy district of Laon, which rises a hundred metres above the otherwise flat Picardy plain, has always held strategic importance. In the time of Julius Caesar there was a Gallic village named Bibrax where the Remis (inhabitants of the country round Reims) had to meet the onset of the confederated Belgae. Whatever may have been the precise locality of that battlefield, Laon was fortified by the Romans, and successively checked the invasions of the Franks, Burgundians, Vandals, Alans and Huns. At that time it was known as Alaudanum or Lugdunum Clavatum.Archbishop Remigius of Reims, who baptised Clovis, was born in the Laonnais, and it was he who, at the end of the fifth century, instituted the bishopric of Laon. Thenceforward Laon was one of the principal towns of the kingdom of the Franks, and the possession of it was often disputed. Charles the Bald had enriched its church with the gift of very numerous domains. In about 847 the Irish philosopher John Scotus Eriugena appeared at the court of Charles the Bald, and was appointed head of the palace school. Eriugena spent the rest of his days in France, probably at Paris and Laon.
Laon is in Aisne. Put Laon at the heart of your travel plans by using our France online trip itinerary builder .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Laon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Laon

4.7
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Laon

4.5
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Laon

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.2
Duration: 30​min
3.9
Duration: 30​min

Museums in Laon

3.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Laon

3.0
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Laon

1.0
Duration: 30​min

Where to stay in Laon

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Laon

7 days in Hauts-de-France BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA September, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Laon BY A USER FROM JAMAICA September, culture, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Laon BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in France & Milan BY A USER FROM ITALY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Hauts-de-France BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Hauts-de-France BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Hauts-de-France BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Hauts-de-France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Laon BY A USER FROM VIETNAM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Hauts-de-France BY A USER FROM TUNISIA February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans