Airaines is a French commune located in the department of the Somme and Picardy. In 1159, Renaud received in this locality the King of Jerusalem Jean Beaudouin III. This stronghold was equipped with solid defense at the same time. Therefore, the motte was replaced by a stone castle white castle named Abbey. A few years later, the Lord Airaines got the same privilege. Thus, a new fortress was born. The latter is located a few meters from the site of the former castle. In 1940, during the Battle of the Somme, the town was seriously damaged. Therefore, the market has not been spared. In 1970 the city has absorbed the neighboring Dreuil Hamel.
Tourism and visits Airaines
Tourist places in the city worth a visit. Indeed, joining the priory church Notre-Dame rebuilt in the sixteenth century houses every year exhibitions of contemporary art. The Church of Our Lady of Cistercian monastic architecture of the Gothic novel is considered the oldest monument in the city. The church of Saint-Denis aspect contains some original work of the sixteenth century. The church Dreuil Hamel has an elegant silhouette. It has an amazing feature. Indeed, it is entirely structural. However, its outer shell is covered with a stone. These various religious monuments are all available for tours. Other local interests are present in the city namely luynes towers dating from the seventeenth century and restored in 1620. See also the entry of the Hotel Dieu of the time of Louis XV, the fountain of the sick and the remains of a water mill.
Transfer from Paris airports to Airaines
The city of Airaines is 109km and 125km from Lille to Paris. It is located 70 km from Paris Beauvais airport, 165 km from Charles de Gaulle airport and 193 km from Orly airport.