Not to miss

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day

From 02/10/2020 to 04/10/2020 from 10:00 to 19:00

During these four days, the professional exhibitors will sell many pieces : 18th and 19th centuries furniture, beautiful Picardy furniture, English furniture, local cupboards, panelling, chairs, writing desks, as well as old weapons, jewels, paintings, china, ceramics, carpets, old laces, plate, silverware.

The authenticity of the objects and furniture put on sale could be certified by an expert.

The reputation of the Antique dealers Fair of Amiens makes it one of the biggest event of its kind in Picardy and in North of France. It has attracted for several years European customers who wouldn't miss this meeting for anything.

Avenue de l'Hippodrome
Tél : +33 3 22 66 33 33

Amiens Christmas Market

For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Market

From 21/11/2020 to 31/12/2020 from 10:30 to 19:30

In the heart of the city, the largest Christmas market in Northern France helps with preparations for end-of-year festivities.

Over 125 stalls: ideas for presents, food and drink items, world handicrafts, etc. Children's events are also held at "Santa's Grotto".

Opening time :
Monday : 2 pm - 7.30 pm
Tuesday - Sunday : 10.30 am - 7.30 pm

City center
Place Gambetta Rue des 3 cailloux
Tél : +33 3 22 72 14 09

Spring Flea Market

Antiques / House sales-Market

18/04/2021 from 05:00 to 18:30

With its 80,000 vistors,the garage sale (called "réderie" in Picardy) is the second most important event of this type, after this of Lille.

On Sunday, the 22nd of April, Amiens will wake up in the festive atmosphere of its traditional spring "réderie". You must be on place very early to find good deals! 51 streets are full of antique-hunters from Picardy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, Italy, and even Australia!

From 5a.m, about 500 professional sellers and 1500 amateur sellers prepare their "shop", like an Aladdin's cave...

Halles du Beffroi (belfry's hall) and town hall
Tél : +33 3 22 71 60 50

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Leisure activities and relaxation-Nature trails

01/05/2021 from 10:00 to 18:00

For their second show, the gardeners of the Somme are displaying plants from their gardens: annuals, perennials, unusual vegetables, fragrant plants etc. It's a unique opportunity for nature lovers to meet garden owners and regional landscape gardeners who will share their knowledge, top tips and tricks with the general public, both keen gardeners and amateurs alike.

Odile Hennebert, who presents the gardening programme on Picardy France Blue, is giving a talk at 4pm on beneficial gardening combinations.

There will also be guided tours of the Jardins des Plantes, given by staff, at 11 am and 3 pm, exploring the extraordinary collection of plants, under the theme "Plants, Uses and Man."

And, just this once, the greenhouses will be open to the public as part of a guided tour. Entry free of charge.

Jardin des Plantes
60, boulevard du Jardin des Plantes
Tél : +33 3 22 22 22 57

Long Night of Museums

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Festival-Leisure activities and relaxation-Guided tour


8th edition of this national event that gives the chance to visit the Museum of Picardy (50 rue de la République) and Jules Verne’s House (2 rue Charles Dubois) – at night, as the name suggests!

In the middle of the Ascension weekend, you are all invited to celebrate in an unusual and playful manner the often unknown riches of our common museum heritage.

Festival Art, Villes & Paysage: Amiens Hortillonnages Floating Gardens

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Leisure activities and relaxation

From 22/05/2021 to 17/10/2021

An essential part of the cultural life of Amiens, the Maison de la Culture wants to develop the Landscaped Marshland Gardens project (Jardins paysagers des hortillonnages ) - environmental strolls (imagine now) started in 2010.
Part of the line-up: tours, offered between may and October, either on foot or by boat, called "déambulations environnementales" (environmental strolls), a programme of musical, circus or poetry performances over 2 weekends.

Jardins paysagers des Hortillonnages d'Amiens
35 Rue Roger Allou Accueil au Port à fumier

Participate in the Jules-Verne 2017 Race

Leisure activities and relaxation-Introduction/Sports event


The Amienoise is the biggest all-female race in the North of France.

This year, the date is set for the evening of 26 May finishing in Licorne stadium, Renancourt district.

Men and younger runners have not been forgotten as there are races organized specially for them.

- 5pm: school race (5-7 years): 1 km
- 5.30pm: school race (7-10 years): 2 km
- 6.20pm: youth race (born between 1995 and 1998): 3 km. Boys only
- 6.40pm: youth race (born between 1995 and 1998):3 km. Girls only
- 7pm: men's race 10 km
- 8.30pm: women's race 5 km and 10 km
- 9.30pm: awards ceremony

Final date for entries: 21 May 2012

Put your trainers on!

Licorne stadium

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-Festival-Nature trails

From 04/06/2021 to 06/06/2021

This 10th version of the Rendez-vous aux jardins (French national garden event) is dedicated to gardens and their images.

Vegetable gardens, orchards, old style conservatories, allotments, shared gardens, small enclosed gardens and abbey gardens are all on display here.

Gardeners, owners and organizers are all keen to help you explore and learn about their extraordinary gardens and have planned a number of visits, conferences, readings and other activities to this end.

A golden opportunity to get a breath of fresh air while exploring some of the most beautiful gardens in Picardy!

Tél : +33 3 22 97 33 00

Festival-For young people-Reading

From 05/06/2021 to 06/06/2021

Another gathering for cartoon enthusiasts and professionals will be held on the 2nd and 3rd June this year.

Since its creation in 1995, the organization "On a marché sur la bulle" has turned the Amiens cartoon fair an unmissable event.

Every year, nearly 80 authors, from all over the world gather for book signings and discussions.

In addition to arranging this fair, the organization also gives talks on the comic strip to schools, adults and publishing professionals. It also has several exhibitions available for rent.

Pôle universitaire cathédrale
Rue de la Vallée
Tél : +33 3 22 72 18 74
Site internet :

Concert-Festival-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Show-Theater

From 11/06/2021 to 13/06/2021

Several companies will play in the streets, in the districts, on the places, on the boulevards : parades, street theatre, comedians, circus...

It will be a pleasure for everyone, children and adults alike !

City center
Place Gambetta
Tél : +33 3 60 01 02 40

March / Procession / Carnival / Parade-Festival-Reading-Market

13/06/2021 from 10:00 to 13:00

Organised at the same time as the Town Festival, the water market revives the market gardening tradition of the 19th century in Amiens.

Once a year, as part of the Town festival, the water market takes place as it did in years gone by. The ‘hortillons’ (market gardeners of the ‘hortillonnages’ water gardens), in traditional dress, row down the Somme in local boats, loaded with vegetables, red fruits and flowers, as far as place Parmentier.

There, they dock their boats, set up their tables, and the market can get going.

With its odours and costumes, this colourful market retraces the ancestral tradition of authentic products from the hortillonnages floating gardens.

Place Parmentier
Tél : +33 3 22 92 12 18

Notre-Dame of Amiens covered in Chroma

Leisure activities and relaxation-Show

From 18/06/2021 to 30/06/2021 from 22:45 to 23:35

From 01/07/2021 to 31/07/2021 from 22:30 to 23:20

From 01/08/2021 to 31/08/2021 from 22:00 to 22:50

From 01/09/2021 to 19/09/2021 from 21:45 to 22:35

When night falls, the colours of Notre-Dame breath life back into the Saints, apostles and other figures sculpted in stone since the 13th century. The fabulous cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site, invites you to take a unique look at the sculpture on its West side.

Place Notre-Dame
Tél : +33 3 22 71 60 50

31st Season "Chés Cabotans d'Amiens" (puppet theatre)

Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Theater

From 09/07/2021 to 14/08/2021

Ches Cabotans d'Amiens presents traditional Picardy puppet shows for adults and children alike.

The two-hundred-year-old tradition of wire and rod-operated marionettes is still very much alive in Amiens. The hero, Lafleur, a cheerful chap, a lover of justice and liberty, sometimes likes to have a go at contemporary society.

He's accompanied by his wife, Sandrine, and his permanent accomplice Tchot Blaise and many other delightful characters.

The Picardy Théâtre d'Animation which is home to Chés Cabotans d'Amiens brings the puppets to life during the show.

Picardy Théâtre d'animation, Chés Cabotans d'Amien
31, Rue Edouard David
Tél : +33 3 22 22 30 90

Concert-Festival-Leisure activities and relaxation

15/08/2021 from 08:00 to 20:00

‘Ballon au poing’ is a regional sport that has been in Picardy for over two hundred years.

There are 6 players per team. Players have to wrap up their hand and wrist in canvas or leather strap to hit the ball. A match lasts 6 or 7 games and the scoring is like in tennis.

This sporting and cultural event traditionally takes place in the Amiens Ballodrome - Parc de la Hotoie.

Tél : +33 3 22 96 86 65

March / Procession / Carnival / Parade-Market-Show

From 04/09/2021 to 05/09/2021

Like it does every year, the Water’s Edge Festival will plunge the Saint-Leu district into medieval times...The different events of this traditional, popular festival are bound to delight you.

From boulevard du Cange to boulevard Baraban, discover regional products and crafts of times gone by. Craftsmen will be on the medieval market, while reconstituted war camps will be manned by their warriors. There will also be a Courtyard of Miracles.

Place Parmentier
Tél : +33 6 28 58 42 66

Concert-Congress / Conference-Exhibition / Fair / Open Day-For young people-Leisure activities and relaxation-Guided tour

From 18/09/2021 to 19/09/2021

During the traditional European Heritage Days, Amiens, city of Art and History, is open for exploration...

For two days, the city of Amiens and its qualified tour guides show you the diversity of our heritage.

The ideal opportunity for history and architecture enthusiasts to discover some exceptional private and public places.

Tél : +33 3 22 22 58 97

Autumn Flea Market

Antiques / House sales-Market

03/10/2021 from 05:00 to 18:30

With over 80,000 visitors, the autumn flea market in Amiens is the second biggest event of its kind, behind the “braderie de Lille”.

On Sunday 4 October, Amiens will wake up to the festive mood of its traditional autumn “réderie” (flea market). 51 streets (15,000 m²) are taken over by people from all over the region and as far a field as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Italy and even Australia, looking for a bargain.

From five in the morning, 500 professional sellers and 1,500 private sellers from all over France set up and organise their tables of treasures.

Tél : +33 3 22 92 90 10