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Stage 47 - Tergnier to Laon




33.7km / 20.9 miles 

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8 - 8.5 hours average time based on Naismith’s rule

Total ascent   323m
Total descent   291m

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Pass through the large forest of St Gobain and continue mainly on roads. There is a steep climb by the Abbaye of St Nicolas but there are good views.





Walk Description :


stage 471 - With Tergnier station behind you cross over the road, pass along Boulevard Roosevet and turn left over the canal and right Rue Carnot.  Continue down Rue Carnot straight across the roundabout to Rue Raymond Poincare and straight across the next roundabout. 


2 - After approx 2km turn right (traffic lights) along Rue des Caves also signed Rue Gobain 8.  Pass the La Beautorois barge, turn left over the canal, and follow the road round signed St Gobain. Bear left to cross the canal and then across the main road to Deuillet. 


3 - In Deuillet turn right at the T-junction. Follow the road out of the village and after the last house on the left take the tarmac track left.  Pass the farmhouse on the left and continue on the grass track.  Cross over the road to pass the woods on your right and at the junction with the next track go slightly left to head to the village of Bertacourt-Epourdon.  At the end of Rue Jean Landrin go slightly right and ahead direction Missancourt.  Continue on the D55 through St Nicolas aux Bois to reach the D7. 


4 - Turn left and continue on the D7, through Cessieres into Laon.  Cross over the railway line, at the roundabout go straight ahead and then turn right at the traffic lights. Bear right onto the one-way road and at the T-junction go right uphill (Rampe St Marcel).  Bear right again onto Rue de l’Eperon, at the t-junction turn right past the funicular station and then take the left fork Rue Franklin Roosevelt.  At the T-junction turn left following directions to Laon Hotel de Ville and arrive at Place du General Leclerc and the Maire.



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