The cathedral at Laon is so wonderful, high on a hill above miles of flat agricultural landscape and visible from far off on the autoroute, gradually acquiring definition as one approaches:-

Early Gothic, late twelfth century, beautiful carving, perfect interior:-


2 thoughts on “Laon

  1. Richard Bram says:

    I love Laon and have been there several times. The approach as it appears from miles away, a vision on it’s mesa-top, the quiet beauty of the town at its feet, and the marvelous folk-art quality of the towers with oxen peering out across the landscape. It’s one of the oldest of the great Gothic cathedrals and perhaps the only one I can think of as charming.

Leave a Reply to Charles Saumarez Smith Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s