Villers-Cotterets is situated 45 miles (72 kilometers) northeast of Paris, the country's capital.
It's hardly surprising Villers-Cotterets is a perennial favourite with travelers; the region is an Aladdin's Cave of interesting sights and attractions. Approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) away lies Soissons. Head here to visit the Abbaye de St-Jean-des-Vignes and Soissons Cathedral.
Organize some transportation and head to Compiegne, a shopping and transport center for the region, situated approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) away from Villers-Cotterets. This regional center has a wide range of visitor attractions, such as Compiegne Hotel de Ville, Compiegne Golf Club and Compiegne Forest. Palais Nacional, Musee de la Figurine Historique and Clairiere de l'Armistice a few of the other visitor attractions definitely worth visiting for those who have time to spare.
A useful technique to develop an understanding for a destination is by getting an understanding of its past. While in Picardy, be sure to stop by the area's fine war relics and monuments.
If you feel like it is time to relax try out cycling or bird watching.
When it's time to leave this special part of the world, say a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the places you've enjoyed.