Amiens at your own pace
Whether you discover it on foot or by bike, Amiens is a captivating city – guaranteed to quench your thirst for discovery thanks to its diverse palette of history, culture and nature. Less than 2 hours from Paris, set your suitcases down and discover the Little Venice of the North, Amiens style! No matter how much time you have to spend in the city, here are the gems you won't want to miss.
1 day, at a leisurely pace
An "express" discovery of the city through its must-sees – between nature and culture!
- The Amiens Notre-Dame Cathedral, the masterpiece of French Gothic art.
Our recommendation: climb the towers when the weather is clear for a breath-taking panorama of the city!
- The Saint-Leu district, the picturesque walk.
Our recommendation: to capture the most authentic photos, take the time to get lost in the streets of this neighbourhood! Wooden houses, cobbled streets and canals will all add a certain charm to your holiday snaps!
- The Hortillonnages, the natural getaway.
Our recommendation: make your way to the Camon Port à Fumier and embark like a modern Robinson Crusoe to conquer these mysterious islets! The International Garden Festival allows you to sail through the contemporary works of artists and landscape gardeners throughout this natural site.
2 days, for an extra dose of culture
A weekend is even better to fill up on discoveries and take some time off to recharge your batteries.
- The Picardy Museum, to really blow you away.
Our recommendation: take advantage of main courtyard with its beautiful pool and colourful chairs to relax while you admire the museum's majestic facade.
- Jules Verne’s House, a literary and imaginary journey.
Our recommendation: if you continue your journey with a trip to the Madeleine cemetery, you're sure to be moved by the spectacular tomb of Jules Verne. And for the biggest fans, let yourself be tempted by the Aronnax route …
- The Belfry, for a breath-taking panorama of the city and the cathedral.
Our recommendation: after your tour, enjoy a drink on the terrace on Place au Fil or take a detour through the cool market hall to whet your appetite!
3 days, to fill up on nature
For a long weekend, soak up our landscapes and this omnipresent nature that truly makes the city's charm.
- Saint-Pierre Park, for a picnic in a green setting.
Our recommendation: just a stone's throw from the park, the historic district of Saint-Leu and the Cathedral!
- The Amiens Zoo, 7 hectares of plant life and wild animals.
Our recommendation: on site, grab a bite to eat the Carbet or the Pavillon Bleu. Hotdogs, fries or local and seasonal dishes. There's something for everyone!
- A bike ride along the Somme.
Our recommendation: start from the towpath to finish your journey at the Amiens Cable Park water ski cableway. On the programme: wakeboarding, water skiing, wakeskating, snacks, pétanque and relaxation.