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Amiens in ANZAC colours

Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders are expected to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day. To mark the occasion, the town of Amiens is rising to the occasion and the Tour Perret will be wearing the ANZAC colours.

 

 

 

Australian Village

Visitors coming from the other side of the world are invited to share a pleasantly sociable occasion with the inhabitants at the ANZAC village on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April, at Place Gambetta.

An exchange of cultures around local specialities, musical entertainment and a participative artistic project will take place during these two days. Visitors, young and old, will be able to contribute to the creation of an ephemeral collective work on the theme of ANZAC Day, with the visual artist Jérôme Toq'R.

 

Welcoming the Australians and New Zealanders

To make them feel at home in Amiens, the Tourist Office will provide the Australians and New Zealanders with all the advice they need to make their stay a success.
The Tourist Office is also offering guided tours in English of the Cathedral Notre-Dame as part of the Centenary.

The Heritage Service of Amiens, Métropole d'Art et d'Histoire (City of Art and History) also offers themed visits to help visitors understand the history of the city and its surrounding villages, such as Allonville, Bertangles or Blangy-Tronville, where soldiers, the forefathers of our visitors, lived alongside civilians. These sight-seeing tours about the Great War in Amiens are taking place until next September.

 

Amiens, another look at the Great War

For this new season, the project dedicated to the Centenary, Amiens un Autre Regard sur la Grande Guerre, Amiens takes another look at the Great War and offers as packed a programme as ever: concerts, exhibitions, guided tours, conferences, theatre...
Download the programme here.

 

ANZAC Day Ceremony

Every year on 25 April, Australians and New Zealanders travel to the Somme to commemorate ANZAC Day in memory of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The Dawn Service ceremony begins at 5:30 am at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux. To attend, it is imperative to request a pass online.

 

Further information :
Office de Tourisme d'Amiens Métropole
23, Place Notre-Dame
80000 AMIENS
Tél. : + 33 (0)3 22 71 60 50
ot@amiens-metropole.com
www.amiens-tourisme.com