Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Soissons and its surroundings
All year long, in under an hour, visitors can travel to Château-Thierry and take in the Champagne Trail, which directs you through the world-renowned Champagne area and all of the vineyards that surround it. This is the perfect opportunity to voyage through such routes as Côte des Blancs and Massif de Saint-Thierry, to sample some local produce. Pulling in major artists across multi-genre platforms, the Reims Scènes d'Europe grows by the year and is now considered a pivotal event in Europe. Primarily acknowledging music, dance and theatre the festival, held in late November through to mid-December, hosts exhibitions, debates and masses of performances and is worth visiting nearby Reims for. The town is rich in architecture and the Cathédrale St-Gervais-et-St-Protais epitomises this very idea and is considered a fine example of gothic art, while the Ancienne abbaye de St-Jean-des-Vignes, with its two imposing but beautiful clock faces, is also worth exploring. Whilst staying at the Campanile Soissons hotel you will also be able to keep the children entertained: entertained: the Ferme pédagogique de Concevreux is a learning farm that encourages the use of the senses to become accustomed with all the animals. While just as intriguing as the latter, Les Ateliers de l'Abeille is an informative opportunity to journey into the heart of a beehive and learn about the insect and its produce.