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  Laon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laon is a city and commune of France, préfecture (capital) of the Aisne département.
Thenceforward Laon was one of the principal towns of the kingdom of the Franks, and the possession of it was often disputed.
After the fall of the Carolingians Laon took the part of Charles of Lorraine, their heir, and Hugh Capet only succeeded in making himself master of the town by the connivance of the bishop, who, in return for this service, was made second ecclesiastical peer of the kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laon   (760 words)

  
 LAON - LoveToKnow Article on LAON
From the railway station, situated in the plain to the north, a straight staircase of several hundred steps leads to the gate of the town, and all the roads connecting Laon with the surrounding district are cut in zigzags on the steep slopes, which are crowned by promenades on the site of the old ramparts.
Laon is the seat of a prefect and a court of assizes, and possesses a tribunal of first instance, a lyce for boys, a college for girls, a school of agriculture and training colleges.
After the fall of the Carolingians Laon took the part of Charles of Lorraine, their heir, and Hugh Capet only succeeded in makir.g himself master of the town by the connivance of the bishop, who, in return for this service, was made second ecclesiastical peer of the kingdom.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LA/LAON.htm   (1130 words)

  
 Laon - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Laon
Laon is a market centre, and has food-processing and metallurgical industries.
Laon's cathedral of Notre Dame was destroyed by fire in 1150, and replaced with one of the first buildings to be built in the Gothic style.
The town hosts a medieval festival each May. Laon has also expanded at the foot of the hill, and the two parts of the town are connected (since 1989) by the POMA, the first automatic metropolitan cable-car service in France.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Laon   (293 words)

  
 Laon Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Laon is the "flagship" church of the Northern School of Early Gothic.
However, this alternation is not visible at the ground level, where all of the piers have equal diameter.
They are a little too low to properly transfer the loads from the vaults to the outside walls of the aisles, and so flyers were added in a more appropriate location a short time later.
www.beloit.edu /~arthist/historyofart/gothic/laoncath.htm   (457 words)

  
 Laon on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Laon was an episcopal see from the 5th cent.
The medieval cathedral of Notre Dame of Laon, erected in the 13th century.
Gilles de Robien le 20 février à Laon, où il a annoncé sa candidature A la tête de la Picardie depuis 18 ans, la droite, c.
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 Laon AB Guestbook2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I was born at Laon on Dec. 8, 1960.
I was born at Laon AFB on Dec. 25, 1955.
I was stationed at Laon AFB from December 1961-1964 and assigned to Det. 7 31st Weather Sq.
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 tourist information on Laon France
Laon is the capital of the Aisne department and occupies a commanding position on the top of a narrow ridge looking out over the Champagne plains.
Laon is a good spot for cycling and walking in the forest of St-Gobain, the site of one of the greatest castles of the Middle Ages, Coucy-le-Chateau.
Laon, France's former capital city, is a great place to stay and an ideal base for touring....
www.justtourfrance.com /Picardie/town.asp?town=Laon&area=Aisne&county=Picardie   (446 words)

  
 Notre Dame De Laon
For over twelve hundred years, until the see was abolished at the Revolution, Laon was the seat of a bishop who in point of rank was second only to the primate at Reims.
Crowning the apex of a long isolated hill, upon which the entire town, now a fortress of the third class, is situated, the cathedral of Notre Dame de Laon, still so called locally, has endured since the beginning of the twelfth century, and may be considered a thoroughly representative transition example.
The Gothic was seldom full blown, and at Laon shows but the merest trace of pointedness to the arches of the western facade, either in the portals or in the higher openings.
www.oldandsold.com /articles05/cathedral1.shtml   (683 words)

  
 Laon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Laon, the capital of the Département Aisne, is best known for its splendid Gothic Cathédrale de Notre-Dame.
In the Middle Ages Laon was the seat of bishops and the residence of the last Carolingian kings.
Noteworthy details include the deep porches of the western façade (see below), the immense 13th century rose window in the apse representing the glorification of the Church, and the unusual gargoyles which pay tribute to the oxen used to haul the stones during the construction.
www.centralia.ctc.edu /~vfreund/FrenchResources/Frenchslides/NordPicardy/Laon/Laon.html   (107 words)

  
 ADALBERON OF LAON - LoveToKnow Article on ADALBERON OF LAON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some of his work is preserved in the Advocates' Library at Edinburgh and in the King's Library of the British Museum, London.
When Laon was taken by Charles, duke of Lorraine, in 988, he was put into prison, whence he escaped and sought the protection of Hugh Capet, king of France.
Winning the confidence of Charles of Lorraine and of Arnulf, archbishop of Reims, he was restored to his see; but he soon took the opportunity to betray Laon, together with Charles and Arnulf, into the hands of Hugh Capet.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AD/ADALBERON_OF_LAON.htm   (344 words)

  
 Laon - Wikipédia
Laon est une commune française, située dans le département de l'Aisne et la région Picardie.
De style gothique, construite sur la Montagne de Laon, la cathédrale domine la colline, la ville et ses remparts.
La ville de Laon est jumelée avec deux villes : Soltau et Winchester.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laon   (252 words)

  
 Home Page about laon and the laonnois.
LAON, ancient capital of France, and city of future.
The laonnois, 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.
Bernard Portail, woodturner, half-way between Laon and Soissons.
www.laonnois.com /us/acceuil.htm   (264 words)

  
 Laon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A medieval walled city built on a hill, from where its splendid gothic cathedral dominates the town and surrounding countryside.
Laon offers an impressive number of listed buildings in one of the biggest protected sites in France.
Laon invites you to come and discover its history and cultural heritage, all in an unspoilt setting.
www.cr-picardie.fr /uk/page.cfm?pageref=tourisme~sites~laon   (101 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Hincmar, Bishop of Laon
In the beginning of 858 the younger Hincmar, a nephew on the mother's side of the famous Hincmar of Reims, was elevated by his uncle's favour to the See of Laon, a suffragan of Reims.
In spite of his renewed appeal to the pope, Hincmar of Laon was deposed at the Synod of Douci, in 871, in punishment of his conduct towards the king and the metropolitan.
It was only in 875, when Charles the Bald was crowned emperor, that John VIII confirmed the removal of Hincmar, and that Hadenulf was consecrated Bishop of Laon.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07357a.htm   (490 words)

  
 Laon ABGuestbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I was at Laon AFB fr om 1951 till 1955 in the 128th supply attached to the refueling Sqdn.
We arrived at Laon in early 1966---and before the year was over, it was already, in the midst of deployment of personell and by the end of the year, the only dependants left were myself and our 12 yr old son Kenneth.
I was stationed at Laon from August,1962 to August,1965.Was a squadron pilot with the 32nd.TRS,1962,63 moved to wing staff in1964,continued to fly with the 32nd to August,65.
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 La cathédrale de Laon (Aisne)
La ville de Laon entra vraiment dans l'histoire chrétienne lorsqu'elle devint, vers l'an 497, chef-lieu d'un diocèse fondé à l'initiative de saint Remi, évêque de Reims.
A partir du VI e siècle, époque où la christianisation s'accéléra, Laon fut dotée de plusieurs lieux de culte.
Laon soutient la comparaison avec l’ensemble canonial de Noyon contemporain, même si ce dernier a l’intérêt d’être plus complet.
www.culture.fr /documentation/memoire/VISITES/laoncath.htm   (299 words)

  
 cheap car hire laon downtown - car rental in laon downtown from Holiday Autos
laon downtown is only one of many car rental locations we offer throughout mainland france.
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We provide car hire in laon downtown and allow you to book up to 12 hours before departure, arrange different pick up/drop locations and choose from a vast range of cars - from small ‘runarounds’ to minivans and convertibles - in every location.
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To stay in Laon area : bed and breakfast in Bruyeres et Montberault.
Gilbert Millet, author, was born in Laon area.
Many of those who came on the former Laon AF Base also went on the RAF Upper-Heyford base.
www.laonnois.com /us/links_us.htm   (442 words)

  
 Travel - Laon France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Laon France looks out over the plains of Champagne and Picardy from the spine of a high narrow ridge.
Dominating the town are the five great towers of one of the earliest and finest Gothic cathedrals in the country.
Be sure to find a comfortable hotel in Laon France so you can enjoy everything this great city has to offer.
www.find-out.biz /travel/europe/france/laon   (77 words)

  
 Laon - Deals and Reviews - Nice Hotel, recommended. - TripAdvisor
Laon: Hotel de la Banniere de France: "Give the Banniere a miss........"
The Banniere is in the upper village where you'll find dozens of interesting locations to visit.
Feb 11, 2004: A TripAdvisor Member, Cambridge, UK This quirky old coaching inn has friendly staff and clean rooms, is easy to find and lies in easy walking distance of the historic town centre and great restaurants.
www.tripadvisor.com /ShowUserReviews-g187202-r2518251-Laon_Picardy.html   (664 words)

  
 Bertrade de Laon - Wikipédia
Bertrade ou Berthe de Laon dite Berthe au Grand Pied (Laon, mai 726-†783, mariée en 749) est la fille du comte Caribert de Laon.
Le nom de sa mère est inconnue, mais on s'accorde pour des raison onomastiques sur le fait qu'elle se prénommait Gisèle.
┌─ X, comte de Laon ┌─ Caribert ou Héribert (?-?), comte de Laon │ └─ Bertrade l'ancienne abbesse de Prüm (?-?) │ Bertrade de Laon ou encore Berta ou Bertrada dite Berthe au Grand Pied │ │ ┌─ X └─ Gisèle (?).
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bertrade_de_Laon   (196 words)

  
 The Cathedral of Laon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Laon is the only one (except for Tournai in Southern Belgium) that can give a true idea of what a French cathedral was intended to look like.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Laon (France), ca.1157-1205.
Hotels, Lodgings, BandB or guest house accommodation near Laon and the surrounding area
www.orgel.com /laon.html   (150 words)

  
 Adalberon, bishop of Laon - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
He studied at Reims and became bishop of Laon in 977.
When Laon was taken by Charles, duke of Lower Lorraine, in 988, he was put into prison, whence he escaped and sought the protection of Hugh Capet, king of France.
Subsequently he took an active part in ecclesiastical affairs, and died on July 19, 1030 or 1031.
www.music.us /education/A/Adalberon,-bishop-of-Laon.htm   (399 words)

  
 La maison des écoliers de Laon : étude d'un collège parisien aux XIVe et XVe siècles.
Le collège de Laon fait partie de ces derniers et son histoire peut être considérée comme emblématique des établissements parisiens de taille moyenne, sans rôle politique particulier, tournés essentiellement vers leur mission universitaire et la gestion du patrimoine qui leur permet de la remplir.
Les écoliers de Laon et ceux de Presles, dotés de 300 livres parisis de rente annuelle, sont ainsi installés ensemble sur la montagne Sainte-Geneviève, entre les rues du Clos-Bruneau et Saint-Hilaire.
En 1327, Guy de Laon dote son collège d'un texte de statuts, relativement concis, mais suffisamment clair et équilibré pour rester en vigueur jusqu'à l'époque moderne, avec quelques ajustements, et servir de modèle à d'autres collèges.
theses.enc.sorbonne.fr /document8.html   (2138 words)

  
 Laon, Rental Homes of France :: Thibault Villa
Laon is a beautiful French town with creperies, huge ramparts and a view that goes for miles.
Laon is overlooked by most tourists and even the French, but it's well worth visiting.
The drive up the hill alone to the top of this beautiful hilltop town is worth it.
www.peachmountain.com /france/toSeeDoLaon.asp   (179 words)

  
 Laon : Attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Romans, recognizing Laon's strategic value, had it fortified.
German troops entered in 1870 and in the summer of 1914, holding it until the end of World War I. Medieval ramparts still surround the town.
They appear to have survived intact from the Middle Ages and provide a ready-made itinerary for touring Laon.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=589&catID=0589010029   (227 words)

  
 History of the Shoud of Turin
The "Face of Laon" icon in a church in Laon, France "is obviously copied from the Mandylion/Shroud, and its paleo-Slav inscription refers to the source as the 'Image of the Lord on cloth'."
The Sainte Face de Laon belongs to this earlier type of portraiture.
The fringe and trellis design as on the Laon icon dates from the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, and is typical of the period of the Commenus Emperors of Constantinople, namely from about 1150 to 1200."
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 Alquiler de coches Laon coches de alquiler Laon aeropuerto
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 Kiplinger.com Community - 401k Laon
Two questions: Is it true that if you take a laon out of your 401k saving.
Assume that you took half of the saving, does the remaining saving continue to be invested as usual or will it temporary be frozen until the laon is fully paid back?
Loans from any source is not taxable income, Loans are to be paid back.
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