Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon is one of the most important examples of Northern France Gothic architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries. The building is in a cruciform shape and the choir terminates in a straight wall instead of in an apse. The cathedral has stained glass dating back to the 13th century and a chancel screen from the 18th century. Although the cathedral suffered some damage during the French Revolution and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, it escaped both World Wars unharmed. Take a look at our Laon route planner to schedule your visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon Reviews
Très belle édifice au cœur de cette belle ville Grandiose Nous recommandons vivement cette visite ... more »Very beautiful building in the heart of this beautiful grandiose city We highly recommend this visit ...
A la suite d’un arrêt sur la route, nous avons trouvé cette petite vie médiévale dont cette superbe cathédrale. La vue depuis la hauteur de la cathédrale est incroyable. more »Following a stop on the road, we found this little medieval life including this beautiful cathedral. The view from the height of the cathedral is amazing.
A fantastic beacon of beauty, rising above the surrounding land on a grand plateau making for an amazingly memorable landmark. The inside of the building is at least as great as the outside, with massive halls and a great collection of religious artworks. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys sight-seeing in churches and the like.
Cathedral commands the heights above the flat farmland. Bring binoculars; the exterior carvings are astounding. The oxen who dragged the stones up the hill get their tribute on the spires. Look for them; they appear to be curious about who's visiting. Park near the cathedral! I parked at a lot near the train station and took a bus to the top. Big mistake - wasted time trying to figure out the bus service, etc.
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