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So close to Paris, with one foot in Champagne and the other in Picardy, is the Aisne department.

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Front of the abbey of Soissons ©JP.Gilson
Front of the abbey of Soissons
Towers of the abbey Saint-Jean-des-Vignes
Abbey Saint-Jean-des-Vignes
Abbey Saint-Jean-des-Vignes

02200 - SOISSONS

Soissons abbey is a treasure that houses other treasures… Standing tall above the erstwhile capital of France, it is one of the Middle Age’s richest abbeys. Pause to admire its superb façade, followed by the refectory and the cloister. Venture inside, take the stairs up to the old granaries, and learn about the techniques that were used to build the Gothic vaulted ceilings!

Fun for all the family :

A day in the abbey
Had you lived in the Saint-Jean-des-Vignes abbey in the Middle Ages, what would your vocation have been? Since your earliest childhood, great things were being planned for you! Slip into your cassock and see how it feels to be a monk spending your first hours in the abbey and discovering the monastic life. A role play that is fun and instructive!

Useful information :

Opening dates and times:
(Here is the periods of opening with the "Prix Malin" card, otherwise the Abbey is opened all year long)

From 15/06 to 30/06 and from 01/09 to 15/09, daily tours at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.,
From 01/04 to 30/09, tours every Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Adults: 5€
Free for children under 12
Prix malin card*: 2,50€

*(Prix malin card: available for families with children, ask for your card from the Aisne Tourist Board).

Information and reservation :

02200 Soissons
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Treasures and Wonders

Treasures and Wonders

Location :
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes
02200 Soissons

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