Welcome to Laon !

LAON, ancient capital of France, and city of future.

upper town

The Laonnois (Laon area), crossroad of Europe, is a land of complementarities where amenities of provincial life are well married with economic abilities and proximity of great ways of communication.

The website "Laonnois.com" is wanted to be the mirror of the variety and richness of the laonnois in every domain : cultural, social and economic, as well as of daily life or leasure activities.

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The laonnois inhabitants, like tourists or professional people will find here all kinds of knowledges and addresses ; collectivities and associations, too, have their place here.



This website will stay alive with your help. To place here the calendar of your village feasts, or the events organized by your association, contact the webmaster.

This site is a site of services. It comes from no party nor coterie. It is owned by Bernard Croza, who created and maintains it.

Some pictures of "Laon by night"

The City Hall (above), the Templiers' chapel (below), and the Cathedral



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Don't forget to visit the web directory of
craftsmen, Art craftsmen and Artists of Aisne.





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p_01.gif (94 octets) TO READ !
The Gabrielle Piquet's book
(in French)
Laon, 1999. Basile, born from a short union between the young Juliette and an American airman quickly gone back to his country, spends his time in his paintshop. What does he paint? The streets and skyscrapers of New York. Obsessed with this father whom he never knew, Basile developped a real passion for the United States.
One day, the mayor tells him that the Americans are coming back for a commemoration and he proposes him to show his paintings...
For this book, Gabrielle Piquet got the "International 2010 Prize of the City of Geneva for cartoon".
Editions Casterman.
A complete book 
about the USAF bases in France 1950-1967 by Jerry McAuliffe. 464 p.
Order it now 
p_01.gif (94 octets) American website : All dedicated to the old Laon Air Base,
Absolutely to visit !
p_01.gif (94 octets) BOOK : "Keepers of Freedom". A book of memories written by R. Kemeling, who served on the Laon-Couvron NATO base . See more and order.
A trip to USA : The President of the Franco-American association in USA in July 2004. Photos.
Laon in Texas !
1st Major Reunion of the Laon Survivors Alumni Association in June 2002 at IRVING, Tx. Click for pictures.
The 1st Regiment of Marine Artillery now installed on the Couvron Base celebrated its bicentennial on June 28th and 29th 2003. See
p_01.gif (94 octets) Crepy : a new Memorial of the French-American friendship.
Our report with photos
p_01.gif (94 octets) Some pictures of   "Laon by night" 

p_01.gif (94 octets) LAON then and now, thanks to Glen BRADY,  Elmer PEARCE, Jeff MADDOX.
Click here !

p_01.gif (94 octets) Are you planning to come and visit Laon and area ? We can help you to prepare and organize your visit. Contact Bernard CROZA

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