Welcome to Laon

Laon served as the capital of the Carolingians until the dynasty's demise in 987 at the hands of Hugh Capet (founder of the Capetian dynasty), who preferred ruling from Paris.

About 20km south of Laon along the D18 highway, the 30km-long ridge known as the Chemin des Dames was the site of fierce fighting during WWI during the Second Battle of the Aisne, a bloody French offensive, in 1917.

Top experiences in Laon

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.