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An unusual view of the city

The banks of the Aisne

The banks of the Aisne offer an ideal walk along the river. From the heart of the city to the lock discover the fauna and flora and why not observe the passage of the lock of a barge!

It’s hidden this river. There are still trees, it’s beautiful!

Words of Gérard HU, President of the Voiles du Soissonnais association

The banks of the Aisne

A bit of history!

The city of Soissons has been built for more than 20 centuries around the river Aisne. At all times, the river has contributed to the development of the city.

In the Aisne valley, human activity is revealed by exceptional archaeological finds. These have moreover led to the creation of a cultural center with an archaeological vocation, as well as the creation of a room dedicated to the Saint-Léger museum.

Your visit

From the English footbridge (also called the Devil’s Bridge) in the heart of Soissons, walk along the river to the Mail, you will access the towpath.

Propitious for walks, strolls, observe the fauna and flora in the shade of the hundred-year-old trees. A few steps away, the bridge of Cuffies offers a view on the river and its lock; with a little luck you will be able to discover its functioning during the passage of a barge or pleasure boat. Children love it !

From Saint-Crépin Park you can walk along the river to Pommiers. On this occasion, enjoy the view of the Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais cathedral and the Saint-Jean-des-Vignes abbey.

Along the Saint-Waast quay, take advantage of the new facilities to discover the heart of the city in a new way, berated by the soft and peaceful lapping of the current on the Aisne.

The eye of the visitor

To please the children, take the towpath from the mail bridge to the lock. Ducks, birds, water hens, swans will delight the little ones! For the older ones, curious, for the budding engineers, discover the functioning of the lock during the passage of a barge or a pleasure boat. A few meters away in the Saint-Crépin park, after a well-deserved snack, you can enjoy the playgrounds of the park.