We stopped at saint jean des vignes on our way to reims. It was the journée du patrimoine day and we were very surprised to find telescopes there !! We admired the ruins with these huge telescopes that let us see tiny details. It was an amazing way to discover this beautiful monument
We were in a hurry and passing through but having seen this from afar we went to visit, we didn't go inside but had a wander round the are, there was lots of free parking outside the abbey but only for about 40 cars. It is definitely something to see. if you are in the area
This is one of the most beautiful abbeys in France. While much of it has been removed, the towers are fantastic. Such Gothic detail.
Very nice visitors center with information of the history of the Abbey, as well as the history of Soissons.
As soon as we were driving by Soissons, i saw the two steeples of this magnificent abbey and knew we had to go. It is free to enter and it is simply stunning. There are bilingual information points throughout the abbey and the photographs i got are amazing. Real gem of an attraction! What a shame half of it was...