Rendez-vous in the Aisne country
Tucked away between Paris to the south, Belgium to the north, and the wide plains of Picardy and Champagne to the west and east respectively, Aisne is a département of green countryside with quiet meandering rivers.
The landscapes of valleys, hills and plateaus are constantly changing, and this diversity makes for perfect outdoor leisure time for all the family.
The towns and cities in the Aisne region have remained quite quaint, true to their shared history and rich past. The myriad of architectural treasures dotted around the countryside are like open books, in which you can read the region’s immense rich history. The region of Aisne is situated at the heart of France’s first ever kingdom, and the paths that criss-cross it are soaked with memories. In fact, it is France’s fourth ranked département in terms of listed buildings.
The Aisne region has five smaller districts or terroirs, each of which offers an opportunity to discover its own specific traditional way of life and original craftsmanship. You can taste specialities ranging from champagne to cider, and beans to strong maroilles cheese, in surroundings that are made warm and intimate by the simplicity and hospitality of the local people.
The Aisne region has raised, and inspired numerous painters and writers. Museums, gardens, and even village homes all provide the perfect setting in which to discover their works, which in return reward visitors by offering magical insights into the spirit of each place.