Essential sites

Cathedrals, churches and abbeys
Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
A UNESCO heritage site.
Proof of real technical genius, the Notre-Dame d'Amiens cathedral demonstrates architectural harmony. Built from 1220 to 1288, its size makes it one of the biggest Gothic buildings ever built: 145 m long, 42 m high, and a total volume of 200,000 m3. Its indoor and outdoor statuary is just as remarkable as its architecture. Since it was restored, the polychromy of its Gothic doors has become a main reference. This revelation gave rise to the "Amiens, a cathedral in colours" show, which offers a reproduction of the original medieval colours.

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

Museums and places of interest
Maison de Jules Verne
After major renovation works, the "House with the Tower" in Amiens, where Jules Verne lived from 1882 to 1900, once again offers visitors a space where the imaginary world and the daily life of the famous writer mix.
This luxury 19th century mansion house witnessed the success of the writer, who wrote most of his "Extraordinary Voyages" there.
Both imposing and modest, on four levels and through over 700 objects in the Amiens Metropole collection, the house reveals the personality, sources of inspiration and memories of Jules Verne.
From the conservatory to the attic, relive the adventures of his heroes: Michel Strogoff, Phileas Fogg, Captain Nemo, etc.

2 rue Charles Dubois
Tél : +33 3 22 45 45 75 - +33 3 22 45 45 78
"Tourisme et Handicap" Label:
Hearing handicap - Mental handicap - Motor handicap

Town visits
Quartier Saint-Leu d'Amiens
In the Middle Ages, water and mills set the pace of the city. Narrow streets with historical names attest to the city's past based on crafts. Today, art galleries, bookshops, boutiques and antique dealers mingle with the inhabitants of this district with its narrow and colourful houses. By foot, boat or in a horse-drawn carriage, take the time to discover Saint-Leu. Sit on a terrace to admire the Notre-Dame cathedral, or try out one of the "trendy" bars later on. Early birds will enjoy the "Water market" on Saturday morning.

Office de Tourisme d'Amiens Métropole
Tél : +33 3 22 71 60 50

Cathedrals, churches and abbeys
Abbatiale Saint Pierre
Gothic building characterised by its impressive façade. One of the last witnesses of the powerful Benedictine abbey of Corbie, whose influence spread all over Europe. The church houses a number of treasures: relics, statues, plan of the Abbey before the Revolution and model of the building.

Rue Charles de Gaulle
Tél : +33 3 22 96 95 76

Museums and places of interest
Citadelle de Doullens
The origin of the name "Courtgain" comes from "small wages" and it refers to the picturesque sailors' district, crossed by two little parallel streets: the Rue des Moulins and the Rue des Pilotes which ends near the sailors' wayside cross and oratory with wonderful views. The closely terraced houses date from the late 18th and early 19th century. They are built with bricks, some parts in cob, with a black base, the rest painted in bright colours, according to the age-old tradition of the fishermen who manned the shrimp boats known as "sauterelliers". The district, decked with lovely flowers, stages the Fête de la Mer every summer.

Route d'Amiens
Tél : +33 3 22 71 83 83

Museums and places of interest
Musée Lombart
This museum was donated to the town of Doullens in 1908 by Jules François Lombart, a wealthy chocolate manufacturer and keen art collector. There are works by Corot, Chardin, Daubigny and Poulbot (who came from a local family) plus Egyptian objects, including a mummy, and archaeological finds. The museum with its eclectic collection also has a lovely French formal garden.

7 rue du musée
Tél : +33 3 22 77 02 55

Site de Folleville
This castle was originally a stronghold, built to fulfil military criteria. 'Les Médiévales' is an annual fair organised in the castle grounds, featuring a range of attractions linked to the Middle Ages.

2 rue Saint-Vincent
Tél : +33 3 22 41 49 52

Remembrance sites
Mémorial National Australien de Villers-Bretonneux
This imposing memorial, standing at the end of a vast cemetery, pays tribute to the Australian soldiers who perished during the Great War. It was in Villers-Bretonneux that they finally halted the German offensive in April 1918. Anzac Day is commemorated there every year in April.

RD 23
Tél : +33 3 22 96 95 76

Archaeology, cave
Part of the museum is given over to local archaeological discoveries. Displayed in glass cases they help us picture daily life in the Middle Ages.

Rue d'Amiens
Tél : +33 3 22 71 83 83
"Tourisme et Handicap" Label:
Mental handicap - Motor handicap

Town visits
Cité Médiévale de Lucheux
The only Medieval City in the Somme with the three monuments that symbolise the medieval past of France: the 12th to 13th-century fortified castle with its exceptional machicolations, the Romanesque church with its 12th century capitals and the 13th century belfry, a UNESCO heritage site.

Tél : +33 3 22 32 54 52

Archaeology, cave
Cité Souterraine de Naours
The limestone of the Picardy plateau was dug out in many places to form refuges. These refuges were called "muches" (hideouts in Picard language). Those in Naours, rediscovered at the end of the last century, are the largest known: all the underground areas combined can house around 2,600 people with their livestock. The layout is remarkable: around 300 chambers, public squares, stables, wells, chimneys, and a chapel with three naves. These underground areas were used by the British forces during the First World War and were used as the headquarters of the German forces during the second world war. Exhibitions of traditional trades.
In the park: games, 2 windmills from the 18th century.

5 rue des Carrières
Tél : +33 3 22 93 71 78

Château de Picquigny
There are some outstanding remains of this 11th century fortress, like the 14th century walls, the Sévigné Pavilion, a souvenir of the marchioness' stay, the Renaissance kitchen, the Collegiate Church and the underground areas.

chemin de Fourdrinoy
Tél : +33 3 22 27 05 32

Remembrance sites
Vignacourt 14-18
Vignacourt 14-18 is a new interpretation centre showcasing the truly unique set of photographs made by Antoinette and Louis Thuillier in their farmhouse during the war : Australian but also French, British, Indian soldiers were passing through the village. Come and discover the Thuillier collection in the renovated outbuildings !

196 Rue d'Amour
Tél : +33 9 70 20 08 02