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:-
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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.
Yes, wonderful, everything about it, including lunch in the square.