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This monument has been restored and guided visits are now available.

About 60 kms. from Paris, on the RN2 highway is situated the city of Soissons, known for the vase... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Anand P
Stunning - even on a cloudy day

With few people around we were able to wander around, get some lovely photos and truly enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Natalya M
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

About 60 kms. from Paris, on the RN2 highway is situated the city of Soissons, known for the vase of Clovis, the cathedral and the St. Jean des vignes abbey. This is an imposing structure and the visit is free.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

With few people around we were able to wander around, get some lovely photos and truly enjoy the beauty and peace of this once stunning Abbey. There are plenty of guide boards around with English translations on them. Don’t miss this if you’re in Soissons...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This facade is enormous! It is fascinating to read the information panels ( in English) and just wander around outside. There is a small museum with more information but unfortunately all in French. There is no entrance fee.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Short walk up out of town centre and well worth the effort. Inside in process of being renovated also.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I spent an enjoyable Autumn afternoon walking round this ruined Abbey whilst staying at a nearby hotel. The Abbey and museum are free and there is audio information available in English should your French be limited. The lady in the museum was very helpful and...More

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Some lovely ruins of an Abbey. Much is restored and you really get a feeling of how old the Abbey is. The towers are very impressive- you can see them for miles around. Best of all it's free! Park on the street outside. The only...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

If you can, go and visit the remains of this abbey. It's just amazing, exceptional in size and beauty.

Thank michele4444
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The ruins of St Jean des Vignes are the main tourist attraction in Soissons, The church is mostly in ruins apart from one face, but the monastic hall and other buildings have been beautifully restored. There is also an excellent explanatory centre on site. Access...More

Thank sheridan s
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Whatever remains of this ruin has been reconstituted, sometimes rebuilt to discover this ancien momument. Normally not very crowded, free street parking, it is an imposing structure with the cloister.

Thank Anand P
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful old abbey with a remarkably well preserved adjoining cloister. There is a nice grassy area to wander around and get good vantage points for photos. Plenty of display boards in English as well as French. The Arsenal Museum is next door...More

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