France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Transportation, Laon, France
A day trip by train or a stop on a driving trip—both great ways to see Laon.




Laon, 51 kilometers (32 miles) northwest of Reims, in Champagne; 130 kilometers (81 miles) southeast of Amiens; and about 155 kilometers (96 miles) northeast of Paris, can be visited on a day trip from Paris.

If you have time and would prefer to stay overnight, there are also hotels in Laon and in nearby towns.

By Train

Trains from the Gare du Nord serve Laon, with the trip taking 1-1/2 to 2 hours. That gives you plenty of time to visit the town, have lunch, and wander the streets before getting your return train.

Gare de Laon SNCF

Be aware that the train station(Gare de Laon SNCF) is at the base of the hill, and the medieval city is at the top of the hill (map). The walk from the station to the top (at the Hôtel de Ville) is 850 meters, taking about 15 minutes. If you prefer, you can ride a bus from in front of the gare to the Hôtel de Ville in the upper town.

By Car & Parking

If you are driving, parking is limited in the medieval town, though there may be spaces in the lot in front of the Hôtel de Ville (town hall). Otherwise you can park in the modern town and walk or bus up.

About Laon

Laon Hotels

What to See & Do in Laon

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Tourist Information

World War I sites










Hotel de Ville, Laon, France

Parking in front of the Hôtel de Ville, Laon.





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