Château-Thierry the town of Jean de la Fontaine
Everyone knows « The Fox and the Crow » one of the many fables by Jean de la Fontaine who was born here. The River Marne runs through the medieval town which looks out across the Champagne vineyards which line the valley. A wide choice of activities, surprises and discoveries to be enjoyed to your heart’s content. There’s no better place to enjoy a glass of bubbly with friends…
What to see and do in Château-Thierry ?
The castle and its medieval kitchens, the largest in Europe, reconstituted in 3D using augmented reality.
The Musée Jean de la Fontaine, the author’s birthplace, offers surprising encounters with artists from around the world such as Pablo Picasso.
The Trésors de l’Hôtel-Dieu, the former hospital founded by Jeanne de Navarre in the 13th century, has an exceptional collection of more than 1,300 works belonging to the community of Saint Augustine.
The impressive American Monument on Hill 204 and its Visitor Centre, a memorial to American troops who took part in the liberation of the town in 1918.
The Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial at Bois Belleau, where a ceremony of remembrance is held on US Memorial Day.
The Château de Condé, residence of the Princes de Condé, for its remarkable furniture and vast grounds which are home to numerous deer.
Camille and Paul Claudel’s House at Villeneuve-sur-Fère, an exhibition space devoted to the 2 artists.