All places of visit



Museums and places of interest
Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Picardie
At the centre of St-Valery-sur-Somme, you can experience life in Picardy in the last century with its workshops, stalls, its 'estaminet' (small inn), school, farm... stroll along the little cobbled streets and see an impressive collection of over 6,000 tools and forty skills/trades. You can also learn how 'torchis' (cob) was made and linen produced.

AMIENS
45, Rue Pointin
Tel 03 22 91 66 00

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.

AMIENS
10 rue Raymond Gourdain
Tel 03 22 97 10 61

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.

AMIENS
Office de Tourisme d'Amiens Métropole
Tel 03 22 71 60 50

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.

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

Cathedrals, churches and abbeys
Le Trésor de la Cathédrale d'Amiens
Come on a guided tour of the Treasure room and discover the famous 'Trésor' of Notre-Dame cathedral in Amiens!
it comprises a collection of rare objects, including the showpiece "Face of John the Baptist" in its 19th century reliquary. You can also see the Votive Crown from Le Paraclet abbey, containing relics from Christ's Passion...
NB. No need to bring a camera as they are not allowed in the treasure room!

AMIENS
30 Place Notre-Dame
Tel +33 3 22 80 03 41

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