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Château-Thierry is a French commune situated in the department of the Aisne, in the administrative region of Hauts-de-France and in the historic Province of Champagne.The origin of the name of the town is unknown. The local tradition attributes it to Theuderic IV, the penultimate Merovingian king, who was imprisoned by Charles Martel, without a reliable source. Château-Thierry is the birthplace of Jean de La Fontaine and was the location of the First Battle of the Marne and Second Battle of the Marne. The region of Château-Thierry (the arrondissement, to be exact) is called the country of Omois. Château-Thierry is one of 64 French towns to have received the Legion of Honour.HistoryIn the late years of the western Roman empire, a small town called Otmus was settled on a site where the Soissons-Troyes road crossed the Marne river.During the 8th century, Charles Martel kept king Theuderic IV prisoner in the castle of Otmus. At this time, the town took the name of Castrum Theodorici, later transformed in Château-Thierry (Castle of Thierry, Thierry is the French or early Roman language translation of Theuderic).
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Chateau-Thierry Monument ©
Chateau-Thierry Monument
Duration: 1h 30 min
Musee du Tresor de l'Hotel-Dieu ©
Specialty Museum
Musee du Tresor de l'Hotel-Dieu
Duration: 1h 30 min
Champagne Pannier ©
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Champagne Pannier
Duration: 1h 30 min
Le Silo U1 ©
Le Silo U1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Chateau-Thierry

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon ©
Architectural Building
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon Laon
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aisne Marne American Cemetery ©
Aisne Marne American Cemetery Belleau
Duration: 2h 30 min
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes ©
Religious Site
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes Soissons
Duration: 1h 30 min
Caverne du Dragon ©
History Museum
Caverne du Dragon Oulches-la-Vallee-Foulon
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Chateau-Thierry

Chateau de Chateau-Thierry ©
Chateau de Chateau-Thierry
Duration: 1h 30 min
Les Aigles de Chateau-Thierry ©
Les Aigles de Chateau-Thierry
Duration: 1h 30 min
Circuit des Ecuyers ©
Auto Race Track
Circuit des Ecuyers
Duration: 4 hours
Maison de l'Amitie France Amerique
History Museum
Maison de l'Amitie France Amerique
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Chateau-Thierry

Musee Jean de la Fontaine ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Jean de la Fontaine
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Chateau-Thierry

Jardin Riomet ©
Jardin Riomet
Duration: 1h 30 min

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