History of the city of Soissons in Picardy
Soissons Is a French commune located in the Aisne department in Picardy and. The name of the town comes from “Augusta Suessionum.” Caesar is so named in honor of the first emperor. The rich history of this town is reflected from the ancient monuments that still houses so far. Indeed, in 451 the town became the seat of command grandfather Clovis against the invading Huns. In 486 AD, Soissons became the capital of the kingdom of the Franks under Clotaire first. In 752, the city hosts the sacrament of Pepin the Short in Saint-Boniface. In the twelfth and thirteenth century, Soissons experiencing considerable prosperity and, many Gothic buildings were built. In 1567, the town was taken by the Protestants. Therefore, several religious monuments were vandalized. In 1988, Soissons is a town of art and history.
Tourism and visits to Soissons
Besides the rich history of the city, Soissons also has many tourist attractions. The Abbey of Saint-Leger owes its name to the Bishop of Autun “Light”. This building reflects medieval architecture. Currently, the building serves as a museum and library. Thus, it houses the last few years the product of excavations in the town and the valley of the Aisne. In addition, the library hosts several books including the Bible Bible schoolmaster called Braine fifteenth century. The Cathedral of Saint-Gervais-et-Saint-Protais building is Roman Catholic Gothic classic. Founded in 1176, this fortress is a historic monument. The Abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes is classified as a historical monument. Gothic style building was built in 1076. The town of Soissons also has several churches including the Church of the Resurrection, the Church of St. Eugenie and the church of Saint-Vaast. These various monuments offer guided tours allowing visitors to learn about the village.
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Transfer of Soissons to Paris airports
Soissons is located 36 km from Compiègne, 92 km from Paris. The city is located 76 km from Charles de Gaulle airport, 99 km from Paris Beauvais airport and 117 km from Orly airport.