All places of visit

Cathedrals, churches and abbeys
Tours de la Cathédrale
Château dating from 1659, built of red brick and flint.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Tel 03 22 80 03 41

Museums and places of interest
Cirque Jules Verne - Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue
Designed by Emile Ricquier and inaugurated by Jules Verne in 1889, the municipal circus of Amiens was designed as a multi-purpose building to welcome circus shows and various public meetings. Following a public order launched by the town of Amiens with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the project of the Austrian artist, Ernst Caramelle, was selected for the coloration of the Jules Verne Circus. Those works, started in March 2002, lasted twelve months. From now on, the renovated circus can accommodate 1,700 spectators in circus layout and 1,400 in theatre layout.

Place Longueville
Tel +33 3 22 22 58 97

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
Tel 03 22 71 60 50

Archaeology, cave
Jardin Archéologique de Saint-Acheul
Prehistoric deposits at Saint-Acheul were discovered in the 19th century. In 1872 the district gave its name to one of the most ancient of human industries: Acheulean. Saint-Acheul archaeological garden was laid out to enhance one of our most ancient sites, while offering a pleasant place to walk in naturally fragrant surroundings. Listed as an historical monument since 1947 and open to the public since 1998, the Saint-Acheul site is an excellent illustration of the history of prehistoric discoveries and their recognition by the scientific community.

10 rue Raymond Gourdain
Tel 03 22 97 10 61

Museums and places of interest
Hôtel de Ville d'Amiens
Symbolic monument of the municipality since the middle ages, chosen during the 19th century to play host to the signing of the Treaty of Amiens , the town hall continues to recount history through its architecture and decoration. Its main facade, complete with its two projecting wings, asserts the building's importance within the modern-day town. The railings enclosing the main courtyard were dismantled in 1992 during works to pedestrianise the town centre undertaken by the Catalan architect Juan Roig.

Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
Tel +33 3 22 22 58 90

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