Beautiful cathedral in a delightful square ...a must visit if you are in the area..
Its the second time we've visited Laon and as usual in France, absolutely impossible to get anything to eat in the Town after 2pm and before 7pm
Laon Cathedral is probably seen by more British tourists travelling northwards or southwards than any other. However, it is usually only seen from a distance of some 5 miles, as it sits majestically on the crown of a prominent hill.
They should take the trouble to come off the motorway here, and drive up the winding and narrow road into...
This cathedral is very unusual to British eyes. The towers and style are not what you would see in the UK. The oxen on the towers are also very quaint and refer to oxen that appeared to help pull the stone up the hill that the cathedral sits on.
The architecture of the cathedral is stunning and you can stand for ages and just admire the intricacy of the stone work. We walked the whole way around the medieval town, but after you've seen this, the rest is a bit of a disappointment as it's a bit run down and dirty with litter and graffiti but the cathedral itself...
After walking through the cathedrals in Strasburg and Reims with people talking and crowds mulling about it was with a sense of awe that we stepped into the Laon cathedral to find it almost empty. The lighting was airy and it just seemed right.
The only disappointment was evidence of graffiti in some of the nave areas.
As you drive toward Laon, the town is high up on a hill. And towering above everything is the Cathedral, which of course beautiful throughout.
Laon has old-world charm. We found the town and the Cathedral to be an interesting place to spend a couple of hours during our recent exploration of this part of France.
And I would love...